State Capitol News
8:35 am
Tue June 2, 2015

Initiative Filed To Limit College Tuition, Tax Corporations

College tuition in Arizona could increase by no more than the cost of living every year and corporations could see tax hikes under a proposed voter initiative.

A group called Save Arizona's Students and Public Universities filed the initiative late last week. It has until July 2016 to collect more than 150,000 valid signatures to qualify for the November 2016 ballot.

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State Capitol News
4:18 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Judge Allows State to Block In-State Tuition for DREAMers

The Mexican American Legal Defense Fund at a 2010 press conference in Phoenix.
Credit AP/Elliot Spagat

A judge has given Gov. Jan Brewer the go-ahead to try to block policies that allow DREAMers to pay lower tuition at community colleges. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
2:21 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Lawmakers Drop Bill Requiring Univ. Students Have "Skin in the Game"

Students at the state's three universities are no longer in danger of having to pay $2,000 a year out of their own pocket. 

Rep. John Kavanagh said while tuition is approaching $10,000 a year, the record shows about half of all students pay absolutely nothing at all toward that bill. He said they get a mix of state aid and federal grants. Kavanagh said that lack of what he calls skin in the game makes students less serious about their studies. So he proposed that minimum $2,000 investment, whether personal funds or borrowed. But Kavanagh said today he is giving up.

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State Capitol News
12:00 am
Wed February 22, 2012

AZ House Lawmakers Want Students to "Have Skin in the Game"

A House panel voted this afternoon to require students at state universities to pay -- or at least borrow -- $2,000 a year toward the cost of their education. 

Rep. John Kavanagh said students should have some skin in the game, saying they will take their schooling more seriously if they have made an investment. Kavanagh acknowledged that books might add another $1,500 a year.

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