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Re: “Hispanic Chamber applauds Ducey education, business efforts

"Those kids can take a $5,400 debit card out of their local district school and take it with them to a private school," Farley said.

Sorry Farley, but you only did half the math. there is a $5400 credit to the school expenses that loses the child. It is a net zero sum gain. Less students equals less teachers equals lower payroll and matching taxes and benefits thus fewer buildings.

Please try to tell the whole story next time.

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Posted by Public Ed Is So Broken on 05/25/2017 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Crop Conundrum

Field conditions are what they are. Farm work is what it is. Just how does Bslap propose to improve working conditions? I worked the fields as a kid, picking strawberries, hoeing the fields, cleaning the barns. If he thinks he can find "Americans" at any price willing to do that work, he is smoking some weird stuff.

I am not a fan of giving illegals an easy path to citizenship, as they are here illegally, but the H2A visa system is necessary and needs to be expanded.

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Posted by lc69hunter on 05/25/2017 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Crop Conundrum

"it's that they don't want to work, or at least work for us" -- raise wages. Improve working conditions, etc. You'll then find plenty of workers. Americans will work, but not in godawful conditions for slave wages.

If you give illegals a "path to citizenship" then they aren't going to want to work at the stinky chicken farm and you'll have to import another 12 million illegal aliens to work for your slave wages.

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Posted by bslap on 05/25/2017 at 7:13 AM

Re: “Momcologist Crusade

Go Jude!

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Posted by SonoranWinds on 05/18/2017 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Education Budgeting

Are you sorry yet, David Safier, that you decided to "hold your nose" and help Ducey et al. get Prop 123 passed?

Looks a lot like all the sophisticated politicos in your network who like to talk about "wedges" and levers and believe they know how to pull strings behind the scenes, patching together big scary "NEXT STEPS!" coalitions etc., ad nauseam, and trying generally to play hard ball with the big boys have ended up with quite a bit of egg on their faces.

Too bad you joined them and helped them embarrass themselves, or now you would be in a good position to make the point that the right way to build coalitions is basing them on sound principles, not on inadvisable concessions made to bad actors.

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Posted by Sorry yet for promoting Prop 123? on 05/18/2017 at 8:23 AM

Re: “Education Budgeting

Check a recent article in the newsweekly "Economist" for an unbiased review of vouchers and tax credits used around the world for education. The basic thrust of the article is that vouchers & tax credits do work - where there is strong central control. Netherlands is a case in point - number 7 overall in the world (US is 39th), vouchers are used there in religious and sectarian schools but the central government plays a strong roll in ensuring a quality education.

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Posted by Russ Ty on 05/18/2017 at 5:03 AM

Re: “Rock Star

I think i found some, can i send you a pic?

Posted by Kimberly Lynch on 05/13/2017 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Breakthrough or Reckless?

Thanks for the excellent article. As someone who has lost more than one person to suicide, I really appreciate the frank treatment of this issue.

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Posted by bslap on 05/04/2017 at 5:56 AM

Re: “Money and Challengers, Oh My

Don't think McSally is much of a lay....
(your subhed...)

Posted by SonoranWinds on 04/25/2017 at 8:09 PM

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