Archive for February, 2011

Governor’s Budget Proposals on Fast Track?

February 21st, 2011

The Arizona Daily Star reported today (2/21/11) that “the budget that is ultimately approved may substantially track the proposal that Brewer released in January.”  Let’s take a closer look at the Governor’s budget and how it may affect public education in Arizona. . Governor Brewer affirms that she has already reduced K-12 per pupil support 18% and university  Continue Reading >

Will business tax breaks lead to further cuts in public education funding?

February 21st, 2011

The recent tax cut package passed by the legislature and signed into law by Governor Brewer will cost the state’s general fund millions in revenues and may potentially endanger funding to K-12 education.  The business tax cuts begin to phase in during tax year 2012.  It is important to point out that the special one-percent education sales tax will  Continue Reading >

O’Connor House & Expect More Arizona Partner to Promote AZ Constitutional Priority for Education

February 21st, 2011

. The Arizona Constitution mandates that our legislators “…shall make such appropriations, to be met by taxation, as shall insure the proper maintenance of all state educational institutions, and shall make such special appropriations as shall provide for their development and improvement.” (Article 11, Section 10). The O’Connor House and Expect More Arizona have joined  Continue Reading >