AZ Legislature priorities should be child safety, education

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News from Arizona Daily Star:

2015-01-10T17:45:00Z AZ Legislature priorities should be child safety, education Arizona Daily Star

The 52nd session of the Arizona Legislature will begin Monday afternoon as lawmakers take the oath of office and Gov. Doug Ducey makes his first State of the State address.

Lawmakers have their work cut out for them. They face a budget shortfall of $ 500 million that must be made up by June 30 and an anticipated shortcoming of $ 1 billion for next fiscal year. Those numbers could skyrocket depending on how things turn out with lawsuits over Arizona’s Medicaid expansion and school funding.

In his inaugural address Ducey pledged no new taxes, but didn’t explicitly touch on his campaign pledge to drive personal and corporate income taxes to as close to zero as possible. Such a push would be fiscally irresponsible, especially when so much of Arizona’s financial situation is up in the air.

Lawmakers have a difficult task, but it bears noting that no decision in a state budget is without consequence. Cu……………. continues on Arizona Daily Star

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The State Board of Education on Thursday approved a joint resolution that asks Utah’s congressional delegation to resolve conflicts with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

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SALT LAKE CITY — The State Board of Education on Thursday approved a joint resolution……………. continues on Deseret News

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