Mesa Hopes New ASU Campus Spurs Downtown Growth

Cities across the Valley are looking inward these days, refocusing resources and money on creating attractive downtowns. Now, Mesa city officials are hoping a deal with Arizona State University will jump start their downtown’s growth. Voters will have their chance to approve the potentially $160 million dollar project to build a new ASU campus in […]

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Court restores students’ free-speech lawsuit against AZ Board of Regents – Phoenix Business Journal

The appellate court decision by Judge Richard Paez said that individual board members are not immune and that a state agency can be sued to prevent future violations of constitutional rights. Paez said the students “properly alleged a First Amendment retaliation claim” in their lawsuit. Current ABOR members who appear, based on minutes of the […]

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Governor Ducey’s comment on low-income schools and families draws criticism | 12NEWS.com

“[AZ Governor Doug Ducey’s comment suggesting there is a correlation between low-income areas and parents who “don’t care” about their children] shows he has a fundamental misunderstanding on what it takes to educate children. He needs to stop looking for excuses for why he’s not properly funding education,” [District 27 Rep. Rebecca] Rios said. [District […]

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Treasurer: Ducey aides threatened retribution. Governor’s chief: ‘We do not bully people like that’

The state treasurer was asked to support the school-funding deal that would become Prop. 123. When he wouldn’t agree, according to staff notes obtained by The Republic, he and a deputy were told ‘dark money’ would be used against the treasurer. But the governor’s team says the claims are untrue; that’s not what happened at […]

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Millions in taxpayer subsidies to a guy living under the roof of ASU who wants to eliminate public education

Right under the nose of Michael Crow, and brought to you by the same Arizona legislators who robbed our public school districts of billions of dollars in funding… Turns out William Boyes, founder and director of the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty [at Arizona State University], supports the elimination of public schools. In […]

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