Yes, sunny Arizona is an ideal state for solar power. As it gets cheaper, the state should use solar whenever it makes financial sense. But politicians shouldn’t force you to buy it regardless of cost. It doesn’t make sense to insert into the state Constitution a requirement on energy use that locks Arizona into 50 percent wind and solar. Betting the state’s financial future and job base on wind and solar power is a huge risk to Arizona’s economic health.Read More »
The study by the Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan research institute showed that even with an infusion of money since Gov. Doug Ducey took office in 2016, the state's per-pupil spending is well below its 2008 funding levels when adjusted for inflation.Read More »
I give Governor Ducey credit for finding a little additional money for schools, but it’s a temporary fix and it’s simply not enough. Assuming his proposal passes in 2016, it will only increase per pupil funding by $300 in 2017.Read More »
A new report by the U.S. Census Bureau affirmed public school advocates’ lament that Arizona is near or at the bottom among the states when it to comes K-12 funding.Read More »
The suburbs on the edge of the state’s big metro areas are no longer the places to move – at least not at the rate in the past. New figures today from the U.S. Census Bureau show the big population shifts are occurring farther and farther out.Read More »
Arizona added nearly 100,000 new residents this past year, more than virtually every other state in the nation. New figures Tuesday from the U.S. Census Bureau put the state’s population as of July 1 at 6,731,484. In pure numbers, Arizona had the fifth highest increase.Read More »
The push to what used to be the edges of metro civilization continues in Arizona. New figures today from the U.S. Census Bureau show five cities with double-digit population growth between the official 2010 count and estimates as of last July 1. And four of them are along the outer growth rings around Phoenix.Read More »
If it weren’t for new people moving to Arizona, some counties actually would be losing population.Read More »
As representatives of Arizona’s schools and districts, it is incumbent up on us to share timely, educational information in which our taxpayers and educational consumers have a vested interest. Often we hear criticism about being “top-heavy” in administration and that dollars earmarked for administrative salaries should be placed in classrooms to impact students.Read More »
In Arizona, Republicans are losing the battle over Hispanic voters.
Hispanic voter registration leans Democratic by a wide margin, and polling reinforces their support for Democratic candidates.