Education

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- Declaring it's now safe, Gov. Doug Ducey is ordering all schools to return to in-person and teacher-led instruction right after spring break or by March 15.

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- Arizona schools continue to increase the amount of each dollars they spend on instruction.

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- A veteran lawmaker is proposing what amounts to an end-run to allow some business owners to avoid paying the just-approved income tax surcharge for education.

Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- It didn't work anyway, but Gov. Doug Ducey's is apparently off the legal hook over comments he made in a phone call from his office to business owners and managers urging that they try to defeat Proposition 208.

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By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX -- Republican senators gave the go-ahead Monday for what could be a huge expansion in the use of tax dollars to send children to private and parochial schools.

The 16-14 party-line vote advances SB 1452 which Sen. Paul Boyer, R-Glendale, bills as a measure targeted at giving new educational opportunities to students living in poverty.

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