Sunday, April 06, 2008
Low education, addiction to urban sprawl hurt AZ
PHOENIX -- Arizona ranked last in the US last year for growth of the average person's income.
The Grand Canyon State is suffering from an addiction to development, urban sprawl and real estate sales, as well worsening problems due to an undereducated population.
Over-reliance on too high sales taxes also hurts Arizona when the economy takes a dive, like now.
We must diversify our economy and support stronger education. Leaders should start with cutting expensive and damaging subsidies to developers, and investing more in schools.