Opinion: Understanding the Importance of Funding Education

| May 17, 2017

By Coral Evans • Mayor City of Flagstaff • Flagstaff Business News

As your Mayor and a lifelong Flagstaffian, I know firsthand how important Northern Arizona University is to our community. I attended NAU and my daughter is currently a student there. NAU is quite literally my neighbor. Professors, students and employees are my constituents. I believe we are not doing enough to fund education in this state and that NAU desperately needs more funding. With that said, it is very disappointing that the governor’s proposed budget includes a mechanism that would allow NAU to recapture the Transaction Privilege Tax (sales tax) it pays to the state before those monies are distributed to towns and cities.

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