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Debate over Prop. 123 rages on as election on education funding approaches

A special election in which Arizona voters will decide whether to approve $3.5 billion to fund education over the next 10 years has drawn scrutiny. Gov. Ducey is using his political capital to back Prop. 123, but State Treasurer DeWit and other opponents said it would be a shortsighted infusion that could rob the State Land Trust.... Read more»

Tucson water rates higher than Phx, usage lower here

It’s a complex calculation, but at the most fundamental level this much is true: The amount of water needed to have a lush, green lawn in Phoenix would yield a substantially higher water bill for a homeowner in Tucson. As Arizona leaders ponder the long-term future of the state’s water supply, some say that raising water prices is an option for encouraging conservation.... Read more»

Rogue Columnist

Phoenix: Parking lot city

I've read that some 43 percent of the city of Phoenix alone is empty land. It would be interesting to know how much of the city is surface parking lots.... Read more»2

Lawmaker: Funding state parks improvements now saves costs later

Delaying capital improvements needed after years of deep budget cuts to Arizona State Parks will only exacerbate the problems and increase future costs, a state lawmaker said last week. "If you don’t take care of your infrastructure, it’s like not taking care of your house and if you let that little $2 item go and don’t fix it, you end up with a $100 repair bill."... Read more»

Guest opinion

Garcia: 'Water, water everywhere' is not the question

How can Arizona water policy sustain an arid state for the next 100 years?... Read more»1

Morrison Institute report

Water battle brewing in Az's 'Sun Corridor'

The Sun Corridor - a megapolitan area stretching from Tucson through the Phoenix valley - will support fewer people than many previous studies estimated, according to a report from ASU's Morrison Institute for Public Policy. "Do you want growth, or do you want a lifestyle?"... Read more»