Wherefore, honest men and wise men should be sought for diligently, and good men and wise men ye should observe to uphold; (D&C 98:10)

Monday, February 16, 2009

K-12 Education Public Funding

My wife sent me this article about K-12 funding in the current AZ Legislature.  I have started to read some at respectforregularfolks.com.  This issue is very concerning to me.

We are in difficult economic times.  I work at CB Richard Ellis.  All of the US employees are getting a pay cut.  How do we deal with smaller public revenues in AZ?

There is a part of me that says that public school funding should be like insurance.  You pay every month with an assurance that if something goes wrong, you will still be able to pay your bills.  There is another part of me that says budgets must be cut when revenues go down.

I am no expert in personal budgeting let alone public ones.  I do have a couple of questions.  How will budget cuts be affecting charter schools?  Would they get the same cuts public schools get?  What else could be cut to replace the proposed cuts in education?

I would appreciate any insight.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Next Two Years

I found this post at Sonoran Alliance announcing PoliticalAZ.com. It does not have RSS yet, which would make it an easy add to my reader.

Since the Nov elections, I have occasionally been thinking about what is next. I have resolved to become involved earlier in the election cycle for 2010. Support for candidates early in the election cycle mean more.

If anyone has any suggestions for who would be the best choice for US Senator for AZ, AZ Governor, other governors, AZ State Legislature or US Congress, let me know.

Saturday, February 14, 2009