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  • Dropping a Budget-buster: Lavish University Research Plan Will Heavily Burden Arizona Taxpayers

    Posted on May 18, 2003 | Type: In the News

    University research funding is a direct assault on the General Fund, which cannot sustain the current budget proposal or future commitments already placed on it. The Legislature wants to borrow $440 million (with interest and principal it is $831 million). This requires the General Fund to pay the bonds off at $34 million annually for 24 years.

  • Potent Investment at ASU, or Just a Lot of Bull?

    Posted on May 16, 2003 | Type: In the News | Author: Ross Groen

    When I saw House Speaker Jake Flake at a barbeque the other day, I asked him why he was supporting the Legislature's bid to spend $800 million on research labs at Arizona universities. He told me what any rancher knows: to get growth, you have to put a bull in the pen with the cows.

  • High-Stakes Betting at the Capitol

    Posted on May 07, 2003 | Type: In the News

    Forget Indian gaming. The real high-stakes betting action is going on over at the capitol.

  • Road Map Needed for State's Fiscal Future

    Posted on May 06, 2003 | Type: In the News

    When you're lost, a good road map sure can come in handy. As Arizona enters its third year of fiscal shortfalls, we might do well to look to other states to see how they are dealing with their fiscal crises.

  • State Officials Need to Look Beyond Crisis

    Posted on April 25, 2003 | Type: In the News

    As Arizona's governor and the Legislature battle over how to balance the state budget in the wake of huge revenue shortfalls, it would be a good idea for them to look toward the northeast.

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