Arizona Board of Regents

Howard Fischer / Capital Media Services

The Senate Education Committee voted Monday to recommend that an outspoken and often controversial blogger be named to the state Board of Regents. 

Republican Greg Patterson uses his Espresso Pundit blog to give his opinion on politics, public officials and just about anything that crosses his mind. But Senate Minority Leader David Schapira said what concerns him are Patterson's long record of comments on higher education and the presidents of the three schools.