Alleged deficiencies in the statutorily required 100-word summary of this year’s initiatives don’t raise to the level of the 2018 Invest in Ed, which the Arizona Supreme Court tossed off the ballot. The court should use these legal challenges to clarify the rules.
Monthly Archives: July 2020
Court allows some pension reform wiggle room
But it won’t be enough to fix Arizona’s seriously underfunded public employee pension programs.
A new approach to COVID testing in Arizona
Tests are, and will remain, a scarce resource. To maximize their use to prevent serious and deadly cases, priority should be given to vulnerable populations.
The shutdown lobby rides again
The case for shutting down the state again is based on flawed cross-state COVID comparisons. Here’s the missing perspective.
Some scattered thoughts about school reopenings in Arizona
Delay openings, including for distance learning, until after Labor Day. Don’t assume students will socially distance. Add rigor to distance learning. And, while at it, re-engineer the school day and year.
Moving Forward Act is a step backward
Greg Stanton claims authorship pride in the self-proclaimed infrastructure funding plan of House Democrats, which is actually about much more than just that. But in terms of fiscal responsibility, federalism and the allocation of capital, it’s a step backward.
Ducey is treating gyms and fitness centers unfairly
Whether sweeping them up in an executive order to close the bar loophole is illegal is a more difficult question.
Sinema’s lame excuse on police reform
Police reform in Congress is at a dead stop, and Sinema’s support of a virtual filibuster is part of the reason. This wasn’t good-faith bipartisanship.
Withdrawing troops from Germany is a good idea
Why is it the job of the United States to protect democratic Europe against a smaller and economically weaker Russia?
Is McSally an economic conservative?
Her vacation tax credit may be pro-business, but it violates fundamental economic conservative principles.