Education

Arizona continues to race to the bottom on public education

The Arizona strike revealed a sad reality: Arizona’s public school system is in a race to the bottom.

Tax conformity veto sets up showdown

Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed a tax conformity bill, setting up a showdown with Republican legislators and injecting more uncertainty for Arizonans who are preparing to file their 2018 taxes.

Voters just rejected expanding ESA access. This bill would do the opposite.

Less than three months after voters rejected a legislative attempt to broadly expand a controversial school choice program, a Republican senator is hoping lawmakers will approve a narrower expansion for middle-class students.Senate Bill 1396,...

Ducey budget plan focuses on education, planning for future recession

Gov. Doug Ducey is looking to spend the bulk of Arizona’s projected billion-dollar budget surplus preparing for the next economic downtown in an effort to avoid the type of budget crisis the state saw...

Governor’s 2019 priorities will have #ThingsThatMatter for special interests

Ever play the Chinese fortune cookie game where you add the phrase “in bed” to the end of every fortune? Lately, I’ve been playing that game with Governor Ducey’s hashtags, though I use the phrase “for special interests” instead of the other one.

Ducey school safety plan starts with same problems as before

Gov. Doug Ducey’s call for lawmakers to pass his school safety plan that stalled last year may fall on deaf ears if he can’t alleviate the concerns of both Democrats and Republicans.

Ducey calls for bipartisanship in State of the State, sets stage for schisms with GOP lawmakers

With the GOP facing historically narrow margins in the Legislature, Gov. Doug Ducey kicked off the 2019 legislative session with a call for bipartisanship on key issues like water, K-12 education, school safety and legislative immunity.

Ducey hopes second time’s a charm for school safety plan

Gov. Doug Ducey is optimistic that his school safety plan, which fell short last year after Republican lawmakers opposed a key provision, will have better luck in 2019.

Kyl co-taught 12 weeks total over three years

Clearly, the lobbyist-turned-senator-turned-lobbyist-turned-senator-turned-lobbyist-again doesn’t view his financial disclosure statement as requiring factual statements, either.

Can Brnovich sue ASU?

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Thursday filed a lawsuit claiming massive real estate deals done by Arizona State University violate state law, but ASU and others are arguing he cannot sue his own client.
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