Sponsored by
penelope jacks

penelope jacksRSS

Biz groups come out against Strong Start Tucson education initiative

A coalition of business groups has launched an effort to derail Prop. 204, a sales-tax initiative that would direct $50 million yearly to early childhood education in Tucson. Proponents say it's a necessary investment, but opponents say the measure lacks oversight, with some calling it a "voucher" system.... Read more»4

Guest opinion

Strong Start Tucson: Is one penny on a $2 ice cream cone too much?

Children who go to high-quality preschool perform better in school, complete more years of education, and become productive members of a more educated workforce. I wish we could provide every kid in AZ the chance SST will offer Tucson’s kids. Until that day, let’s make progress for our children, close to home, here in Tucson.... Read more»3

2017 could bring a lot of talk about increasing sales taxes

Tucson and Pima County residents could see up to four proposals for sales-tax increases next year — to pay for for road repairs, police and fire equipment, preschool subsidies and property-tax cuts.... Read more»1

Advocates: Child care less affordable in Arizona than many states

Arizona is the seventh-least-affordable state for before-school/after-school child care, according to a study by a national advocacy group.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Tucson literacy program still seeks volunteers

Featuring an in-depth conversation on poverty and illiteracy in Southern Arizona with Tamara McKinney, Literacy Connects Reading Seed program director, and Bobbie Jo Buel, editor of the Arizona Daily Star. Then, we talked with Penelope Jacks of the Children's Action Alliance as well as Maureen O'Nell, CEO of the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Rep. Ron Barber with an update from Congress

Interviews with Patrick McNamara of Inside Tucson Business, Penelope Jacks of the Children's Action Alliance, state Sen. David Bradley (D-LD10), along with U.S. Rep. Ron Barber (D-CD2), Councilman Paul Cunningham, and 'Ace' Thakore of Pointguardu.com.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Az Chamber of Commerce president on the Legislature

Interviews with the president of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Glen Hamer; plus City Hall commentator Richard Studwell, TucsonSentinel.com's Dylan Smith, Penelope Jacks of the Children's Action Alliance, and Tucsoncitizen.com administrator Mark B. Evans.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: More Az kids raised by relatives

Today on Buckmaster — Former Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup, Children's Action Alliance's Penelope Jacks, TREO's Laura Shaw, and University of Arizona climate researcher Zack Guido. ... Read more»