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.
Ducey says no to GOP senator’s proposed tax hike to fund education
Gov. Doug Ducey rejected a Republican senator’s call to raise Arizona’s sales tax rate to provide more funding for education. “We don’t need a tax increase. We’ve got available dollars right now. We’re going to have a nice, healthy, hearty debate about where we are going to invest and spend and save them,” Ducey told […]
Brnovich sues regents over ASU development deals
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office wants to make Arizona State University put one of its properties back onto the tax rolls and is claiming in a new lawsuit that the university is shielding private companies from paying taxes. “These deals are designed to shield selected companies from property taxes while generating revenue for ABOR and […]
Rep. Fillmore’s bill to ease procurement rules on school districts might not actually do that
Fillmore was unclear about what changes the bill could bring for school districts, and seemed unsure about exactly what the legislation would do.
A school where refugee and immigrant students find their voice
“Our students need their voice, they need to be heard, and if they don’t have a way of sharing that voice, the talents and the gifts they have will never be shared,” Faulkner said. Her official title is intensive intervention specialist.
Cottonwood high school to end ‘scarlet badge’ policy
Mingus Union High School in Cottonwood has changed its student ID policy that some claimed was discriminatory.
Kyl was paid $75k a year for lectures, advisory work & co-teaching a single seminar
Arizona State University has explained, at least partially, what former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl has done for the school since 2013 to earn a hefty paycheck.
Hoffman takes oath of office on children’s book
Kathy Hoffman took her oath of office as Arizona’s superintendent of public instruction on a children’s book that she’s often used to help students who have limited communication skills.
ACLU claims Cottonwood school is discriminating with ‘scarlet badges’
The Arizona chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is claiming a Cottonwood high school is discriminating against students and violating federal law with a badge policy they’ve called “scarlet badges.”