The Arizona Board of Regents has come out against a bill in the state legislature that would limit financial aid to students at state universities.
House Bill 2675 would require all undergraduate students at state universities to pay at least $2,000 per year toward tuition and fees.
According to the Arizona Daily Sun, the bill’s sponsor, Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, says many students who qualify for free tuition are academically challenged and would fare better at community colleges.
While environmentalists are praising a decision by the National Park Service to abolish bottled water sales in the Grand Canyon within 30 days, concerns about corporate influence at public parks linger.
The plan to ban plastic water bottle sales in the Grand Canyon goes back to 2010.
But just before the new policy was to take effect, the Park Service halted it.
Critics complained that the parks chief caved in to Coca Cola, which bottles Dasani Water and has donated $13 million to the parks.