Economist: If Arizona can get $3 billion now for schools without hurting future investments, why would it hoard that cash?
Arizona’s government has the ability to pump up to $3 billion more into state education programs but may, instead, hoard these funds from Arizonans. Government officials shouldn’t squander the opportunity to be good stewards of one of our state’s most valuable resources: our public lands.
More than 9 million acres of Arizona’s lands and $5 billion in assets are held in a trust, which is managed by our state government. Trust administrators are required to maximize the benefits to beneficiaries, but these beneficiaries — mainly our kids — are getting short-changed.