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Gov. Doug Ducey’s budget proposal begins to address many important funding needs, including a number of the short-term priorities outlined in the Roadmap for P-20 Education Funding. more
PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey is proposing a $12.3 billion spending plan that still won’t restore state aid to education to where it was in 2008. On paper, the plan unveiled Friday include … more
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday said he is renaming the state Department of Corrections to highlight a new focus on rehabilitation and closing the oldest state prison in a move that will save nearly $275 million over three years. more
PHOENIX — The way Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey tells it, if you like what he’s been doing for the past five years you’ll love what he will propose Monday in his sixth State of the State address. more
PHOENIX — State lawmakers return to the Capitol Monday to deal with something they appear to have plenty: Money and who gets it. State tax collections have been running ahead of projections … more
PHOENIX — A Phoenix-based national university known for promoting its programs has agreed to pay a record $191 million to settle claims it used deceptive advertising to attract prospective … more
PHOENIX — Maricopa County and Creighton University are working together to address a major challenge to the region’s prosperity and well-being: the growing shortage of doctors and … more
TUCSON — The University of Arizona and a neighboring school district are working on a pilot program to “grow” Tucson residents into teachers, offering free tuition and paying them … more
PHOENIX — A judge has once again slapped down efforts by Attorney General Mark Brnovich to challenge what he contends is an illegal deal by the Arizona Board of Regents to build a hotel and … more
PHOENIX — A new survey by the Morrison Institute finds that Arizonans want to spend more money on education. But paying for it? That’s another question. The report being released … more
PHOENIX — The vice chairman of the House Education Committee wants schools to teach students less about dating — but tighten up laws that require them to recite the Pledge of … more
CHANDLER — Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday the ultimate solution for how to deal with “dreamers” has to come from Congress. more
PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey won’t commit to providing the funds that schools chief Kathy Hoffman says she needs to properly administer the state’s voucher program. “I believe … more
Voters across the Valley will be asked to decide on funding for schools in November. Nearly two dozen area districts seek budget overrides in the Nov. 5 … more
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services PHOENIX — Come Tuesday you’ll be able to get your hair shampooed and blow dried by anyone you want. You’ll be able to take your nunchucks out … more
By Kimberly Yee Special to the Independent As the back-to-school season is finally upon us, it is encouraging to think about all that our children will learn in this new academic school year. I … more
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services PHOENIX — The state Court of Appeals won’t let Attorney General Mark Brnovich sue the university system over what he claims are unconstitutionally … more
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services PHOENIX — Saying it will help parents, a Scottsdale lawmaker is proposing a sales tax holiday of sorts every summer to give parents a break on school … more
By Abbagail Leon Cronkite News PHOENIX — The Arizona School Facilities Board helps fund new school buildings and renovations in Arizona to relieve outdated and overcrowded classrooms … more
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services PHOENIX — A new statewide survey shows that a majority of voters are willing to hike sales taxes for education — but not by as much as some are … more
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