ASU, UofA, college football, NCAA
Sep 29, 2023

Quo Vadis Wildcats and Sun Devils?  

The NCAA blatantly lied to college sports fans for at least 60 years and likely more, about the sham of “amateur athletes” competing in the big money generators of college football and basketball.   

Yuma County, water, drought, farmers, budget, Dunn
May 19, 2023

Irrigation efficiency program incentivizes farmers

Lawmakers funded a program that incentivizes Arizona farmers to reduce unsustainable irrigation practices with a $15.2 million general fund appropriation in the state budget. 

Apr 30, 2018

Proposed budget allocates $2 million for ASU, UofA ‘freedom schools’

The budget allocates $1 million each to the University of Arizona and Arizona State University for their so-called “freedom schools,” which teach conservative values and were started with high-dollar donations from foundations run by the Koch brothers.

Jun 14, 2017

Don’t fall for the false choice between K-12 and higher education

Those of us who have been in the policy mix a long time noticed something different this year. For the first time since I can remember, advocates for public K-12 education openly opposed higher education funding.

May 24, 2017

University bonding plan is a big investment in Arizona’s future

The budget I signed this week makes significant new investments in K-12 education, with a focus on teacher salaries, making our best schools available to more students and providing added resources in low-income areas to help close the achievement gap.

Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, center, shakes hands with state Sen. Frank Pratt, left, R-Casa Grande, as he arrives to give his State of the State Address, opening the Arizona state legislature Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 12, 2017

Ducey signs $9.8B state budget

Gov. Doug Ducey inked his approval Friday to a nearly $9.82 billion spending plan for the new budget year that begins July 1.

May 4, 2017

Arizona House approves university bonding, Senate up next

The Arizona House approved the most contentious part of a $9.8 billion state budget package this evening, clearing the way for approval of the package in that chamber.

May 4, 2017

ABOR President: If university bonding plan fails, lawsuit is an option

Lawmakers could face a lawsuit from the universities if the proposal to permit them to issue bonds of up to $1 billion falls flat, the head of the Arizona Board of Regents hinted.

May 3, 2017

UofA hopes new student fee for athletics can be game changer

Granted, it is the offseason, but a quick glance around the Gate 2 underpass at Arizona Stadium shows the need for upgrades. If it weren’t for the concession stands, gate numbers and a sign warning occupants of bats, pedestrians might forget they’re under a massive, 89-year-old stadium.

Mar 30, 2017

Regents begin hearing public testimony on tuition proposals

The Arizona Board of Regents on March 27 heard from students who support the tuition proposals released by Arizona State University, the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University, as well as from critics who claimed that consultation with students was lacking.

vouchers, Hobbs, Ducey, Lewis, Save Our Schools, private schools, tuition, public schools, Toma
Mar 23, 2017

Universities propose minimal tuition hikes, but some students face steep fee increases

Arizona’s public universities unveiled plans to increase their tuition costs by less than 3 percent for incoming resident undergraduates.

May 14, 2015

Federal records show ASU has lobbied for DREAM Act

Republican lawmakers are troubled that Arizona State University and University of Arizona have been lobbying Congress to help “dreamers” gain citizenship.