Metro Week

Delving Into The Props

Season 4, Episode 42 of 25

On this week’s show: (more) Election Coverage! - Proposition 204 would institute a half a cent sales tax with the Tucson city limits in order to fund early childhood education for three and four year olds. We talk with the chair of the organizing committee, Penelope Jacks, and president of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, Ted Maxwell, who’s come out strongly against the measure. - Then we’ll delve into props 202 and 203, which would authorize a one-tenth of one percent sale tax for ten years to fund improvements at the city zoo. We’ll talk with Nancy Kluge, president of the Zoological Society, and Chair of the Pima County Republican Party David Eppiheimer, who opposes the tax. -We’ll also take one minute to explore the handful of other initiatives that voters are being asked to decide on, including a pay raise for mayor and city council members. -The Tucson Unified School District is considering a proposal to give University High School its own campus by moving its students to Catalina High and Catalina students to Rincon. We’ll talk to TUSD Board Member Mark Stegeman and opponent Emily Morrison, a Catalina High alumna. - And lastly, why Pima County and Arizona Game and Fish are working to reintroduce prairie dogs into the grasslands near Sonoita. We’ll take viewers to the recent release and ask why these little creatures are so important to the environment.

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