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J.C. Scott: Time running out for year-end charitable giving

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John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Time running out for year-end charitable giving

On Monday's edition:

We started our show with Barbara Brown of the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, who discussed the work of the group with a focus on end of year giving. Community foundations are tax-exempt public charities that help donors support the community that they call home. Individuals, families, businesses, and organizations create permanent charitable funds that help their regions meet local challenges. There are hundreds of community foundations across the country, including the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona. They also discussed the benefits of the Civic Leadership campaign.

20 min: We were joined by Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill, who discussed the request of charter schools in the state for an extra $135 million per year. He also talked about Sen. Chester Crandell's plan to overhaul school finance.

37 min: Next up was Easter Seals Blake Foundation CEO Ema Kammeyer. We profiled the work of the foundation and encouraged listeners to make a tax deductible contribution to Easter Seals Blake Foundation.

52 min: Developer and City Hall commentator Richard Studwell discussed proposed pay raises for city employees, ideas for downtown development from the Urban Land Institute, economic development strategy, the $13 million streetcar funding shortfall, a $365 million shortfall in RTA funding and a new company that has been hired to run city golf courses.

75 min: We interviewed Sunnyside Governing Board member Buck Crouch, who talked about the tough choices that the distrcit is faced with in the wake of the failure of the override vote.

86 min: We finished the show with Arizona Capitol Times Editor Jim Small. Subjects included CPS funding, education funding, a charter school's lawsuit and the gain in popularity of Article V constitutional conventions.

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