John C. Scott Show
J.C. Scott: TUSD Board member Mark Stegeman
Mark Stegeman, an incumbent candidate for the Tucson Unified School District Governing Board talked about the challenges facing the district, saying that it will hold more public meetings on budget and facilities issues. Stegeman said he has proposed an increase in spending for classrooms, and talked about cutting administrative costs, the bonus awarded Superintendent John Pedicone, charter schools and his proposed changes to the school calendar.
Richard Studwell, developer and City Hall commentator, talked about Tucson's job-creation challenges, plus land use code revisions, the city sign code, film incentives, red tag issues and a Rio Nuevo update.
Arizona Capitol Times Editor Jim Small talked about several ballot measures, including Proposition 121, the "Top Two" primary initiative, and Proposition 116, a property tax initiative. Also discussed were Proposition 114, a ballot measure that bars criminals from suing their victims, and Proposition 204, the one-cent sales tax for education. He also discussed the contest to see who will be Arizona's next Senate president.