A wall for Dreamers deal is going nowhere. An E-Verify for Dreamers deal might not fare any better. But it would be worth a try.
Monthly Archives: January 2019
No tax increase for higher ed
Sen. Allen’s one penny sales tax does too little for K-12 education. And higher ed should compete for more funding from existing tax sources through the legislative appropriations process.
Ducey reveals himself in matters big and small
Proposals to increase funding for an economic development slush fund and performance pay for schools reveal a lot.
How Dems can score big for K-12 education
Ducey has proposed a significant increase for K-12 education, above inflation funding. But there is room for more.
On DCP, Legislature should say yes and no
Yes to approving the interstate agreement. No to the plan to divvy up the cuts. To understand the flaws, follow the money.
Stopping the next teachers strike
Make it clear that public employee strikes are illegal and carry a penalty.
Legislature should put an end to ASU’s property tax dodges
Brnovich isn’t confused or confusing in his attempt to put an end to ASU facilitating private businesses escaping property taxes. But legislation would be a better cure.
State of the State: The No-Agenda Ducey
A quiet period of small-ball politics may have some merit. But it diminishes Ducey as a force.
This session will be all about the money
For the first time in a decade, the state is rolling in dough. Budgets are actually more difficult when there is lots of money.
Government shutdown results from failure of GOP Congress
Republicans didn’t pass a budget when they were in charge. Democrats are offering a reasonable way out of the current impasse.