ASU News reported a panel of experts from the Institute for Civil Dialogue, ASU’s Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Morrison Institute for Public Policy, and the ASU Participatory Governance Initiative held a nonpartisan discussion about Prop. 123 to help increase voter understanding.
Hear from the author of a new book on sustainability issues from attorney Grady Gammage Jr., a senior fellow at Morrison Institute and a Senior Sustainability Scholar at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU. Gammage discusses his work, "The Future of the Suburban City: Lessons from Sustaining Phoenix," on Arizona Horizon.
In a special piece in The Arizona Republic, former Litchfield Park planning commissioner Jeff Gibbs comments on a newly released book that helps us better understand sustainability, long-term prospects for livability, and future growth.
The Arizona Daily Star called attention to the 108th Arizona Town Hall four-day event which brings together Arizonans from various walks of life and political affiliation to learn the state’s relationship with Mexico, how it can improve, and discuss ways to move forward on shared economic growth.
Arizona exports to Mexico last year topped $9 billion, part of more than $16 billion in bilateral trade, and Mexican tourists annually spend about $2.5 billion in the state. Mexico’s economy is the 15th largest in the world and is projected to be the sixth largest by 2050.
The Downtown Devil visited the College of Public Service & Community Solutions’ public dialogue on Proposition 123, the proposed amendment to the state constitution that would increase education funding over the next 10 years.
Known as the Arizona Education Finance Amendment, it would increase education funding by $3.5 billion throughout the next 10 years, while putting a cap on future education spending.
An opinion piece in The Arizona Republic asks “What will today’s Arizonans do for those who turn on the faucet in 50 years?” Supply and demand will be a challenge and lasting solutions will require the kind of political wisdom that led to the Central Arizona Project, the Ground Water Management Act of 1980 and impressive conservation efforts.
University of Arizona News announced the documentary "Beyond the Mirage,” a compelling film that was two years in the making, will be premiered in its full, 90-minute version at 9 p.m. April 15 on PBS 6 in Tucson, and in metro Phoenix at 10 p.m. May 16 on KAET 8.
The Washington Post presented a Fact-Check report on Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s assertion that Arizona’s tough immigration law, passed in 2010, saved the state hundreds of millions of dollars spent on illegal immigrants.
The Post notes that the Texas Senator exaggerates a Feb. 9, 2016 Wall Street Journal article on the economic impact of the law.
AZEBNEWS reported on the Helios Education Foundation three-part Blog on the changing demographics and academic divide in Arizona. A survey of 400 Arizona business leaders shows they believe education is the greatest challenge to doing business in the state.
Arizona State University President Michael Crow’s 2015 “Arizona’s Economic Imperative: The Impact of Latino Student Success,” analyzes the issue.