Buried within the hundreds of pages of the 2018 budget bill are two significant changes to how both charter schools and public district schools operate, widening the gap between the ways entities within each system are expected to conduct themselves.
A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling made it easier for states to charge sales tax on items purchased online, creating an opportunity to enhance Arizona state and local tax revenue by nearly $200 million while also improving tax fairness.
Likely Supreme Court ruling would enable Arizona to improve online tax collection.
SB1398 would force the unemployed to accept positions that have inadequate pay or working conditions.
Not taxing cloud computing costs the state needed revenue and an upcoming Supreme Court decision will clarify the issue.
Prop. 206 Impact: Restaurant employment growth was modestly higher than in the preceding four years in 2017
Scottsdale Unified’s CFO is accused of self-dealing due to payments made by the district to a firm she had an interest in. That’s legal for charter schools.
Critics of improved charter school accountability lack evidence and put forward misperceptions. The GCI study provides sensible suggestions for taxpayer accountability for charter schools where three in four are currently engaged in questionable financial transactions with the same people who own/run the charter.
Well-funded invisible risk-pools would improve the Affordable Care Act and are critical to making any replacement for it function.