Could be the best of years for Payson schools — raises for everyone (finally), reading specialists for the little tykes, mentors to help teachers boost test scores, a new bus (finally), stipends for coaches and music directors, better computers, new textbooks (finally) and a chance to dig the insurance plan out of a hole.
Bill Mundell decries impact of dark money on regulators
The system’s corrupt.
Deputy state treasurer offers scathing critique of land trust withdrawal for school districts
Arizona has plenty of money to settle a school inflation lawsuit without taking more money out of the state land trust already reserved for schools, Deputy State Treasurer Mark Swenson told the Payson Tea Party on Tuesday.
But only if voters approve Proposition 123
If voters approve Proposition 123, Payson Unified School District employees will get a 4 percent, across-the-board raise — the first in years.
Nikki Bagley blasts Sen. Sylvia Allen for votes on school cuts
Senate candidate Nikki Bagley lamented Arizona’s deep cuts in education, saying continued cuts and indifference will cripple the state’s economy — and overshadow the future of our children.
The state’s budget projections continue to brighten, but lawmakers draft budget plans generally envision less spending than even Gov. Doug Ducey’s stringent plan.
Evangelical minster Ray Strauss says he’s a conservative who gets things done.
The Roundup has launched a new app so readers can get up-to-the-minute news stories, photos and videos on cellphone screens, with a menu that divides content into categories modeled after the print edition.
Bid to expand medical care blocked
A House bill that would have provided health insurance to 30,000 to 45,000 children from working poor families — including an estimated 500 in Gila County — this week smashed into the brick wall of Senate President Andy Biggs.
Legalization of rockets may complicate scary fire season
Arizona’s looming wildfire season may get a new twist this year: Fireworks.