Resist the Urge: Don’t cut higher education when the economy slows

September 2, 2019

Murmurs of the next recession have been around for years. So, let’s say the worst actually does come to pass in the United States, what can we expect to happen?Look nowhere else than an industry which gets hit hard during these times by our legislature’s austerity angst: higher education.

Heavens to Betsy!

July 3, 2019

Governor Doug Ducey released a tweet denouncing Nike for cancelling plans to produce a Betsy Ross Flag version of sneakers—all designed to hit the 5 a.m. Eastern Time Fox News cycle.

Rim to Rim- Budget 2020

June 29, 2019

While Arizonians were enjoying their Memorial Day weekend, lawmakers and their staff were trapped in the boiler room, desperately trying to keep the collective madness from igniting into threats, ultimatums, or even open rebellion.  Now that the West is a bit less wild and we enter the new fiscal year, let’s take a look at how our esteemed officials left some of the issues that we have been following.