A new poll of 400 Arizonans shows a slight majority, 53 percent, believe the state is in a water crisis, and an even higher percentage say politicians and the media aren’t giving the crisis enough attention.
Recognizing that a new spirit of cooperation had arisen between Verde Valley communities, the Academy Board unanimously agreed that it was time to change the makeup of the organization and its goals to meet regional needs.
The Legal Broadcast Network spoke with Joseph Garcia, Morrison Institute for Public Policy's Director of Communication, about the recent Morrison-Cronkite Quarterly Poll that found education and water were top priorities for Arizonans.
An editorial in the Arizona Republic brings attention to the need to broaden our view of the problems commonly associated with drought. Other issues, such as air quality and the negative impact higher temperatures have on wildlife and plants, are of concern.
Questions about water supply are paramount, and they are being explored by experts in places like the Morrison Institute for Public Policy's Kyl Center for Water Policy.
Speaking to the Arizona Republic, Gov. Doug Ducey says he so far has no regrets. "Every day is exciting," he said. "I've learned a lot in these first 100 days and I think we'll be better because of it."
Four months after taking office, the state's 23rd governor has accomplished much of what he promised on the campaign trail. Though cuts to higher education totaled $99 million, he knows where he wants to take the state and expects critics to get out of the way and supporters and staffers to keep up.