We have been critical of State Senator Steve Farley even though we agree with his ultimate vote on the issue. Today we explain exactly our nuanced position on this very important issue. The recent actions by the Democrats provide more evidence for our claim that their position, especially with regards to TUSD, is always going to be:
If the Arizona State Legislature continues as they have so far this session, then the countdown has begun for the collapse of TUSD that will culminate almost exactly with the end of TUSD superintendent HT Sanchez’s term next summer. The deadly bullet may be SB1120, sponsored by Tucson-area Republican Mark Finchem from Oro Valley, that seeks to slowly eliminate all desegregation funding for TUSD which is currently about $64 million per year. This bill is on the agenda today at the Arizona legislature.
The latest letter from the Administration mentions what took place at last week’s board meeting. Highlights are included above for your convenience.
Date: March 5, 2015
Update (3/10/15): Arizona Governor Ducey has promised to sign the bill discussed below that cuts 100% of all community college funding in Arizona’s two largest counties. He also signed a bill to cut Medicaid. This comes right after he signed a bill giving millions of even more tax cuts to corporations such as Apple, along with expanding private prisons… things are so bad that even Sheriff Arpaio is saying we don’t need more prisons!
Arizona Republicans are fuming mad at how Democrats beat up one of their own, and now they may be seeking revenge for State Senator Steve Farley’s personal attack on Tucson’s Hicks.