Opinion: A billion-dollar corporation got a smoking deal on prime state land in north Scottsdale along with tens of millions in public subsidies. Meanwhile, Arizona’s kids got the shaft.
Undeveloped land on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The city of Scottsdale has approved an agreement that could lead to 136 acres of state trust lands to be developed. (Photo: Brian Munoz/The Republic)
At times when it seems everything has changed, one thing has not:
There are sweetheart deals still to be made with the state of Arizona if you happen to know the right people. And if those deals deprive future generations of children of money that is supposed to be used for their education? Oh, well.
If you haven’t read the excellently reported investigative piece by Katie Surma, Anne Mickey and Jamie Fields, students at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, you should.
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