Free Speech

Tackling Free Speech Issues on Campus: ALEC in The Center Square

The Center Square covered ALEC’s recent philanthropic advocacy panel at the 2023 States & Nation Policy Summit in Scottsdale, AZ. Focusing on free speech at public universities, the panel featured T.W. Lewis Foundation founder Tom Lewis, Arizona State Representative Quang Nguyen, and former member of the Arizona Board of Regents Karrin Taylor Robson.

Arizona Rep. Quang Nguyen, R-Prescott Valley, told an audience in Scottsdale on Wednesday about what actions Republican lawmakers may take in the next session targeting public universities on free speech issues.

“We actually drafted quite a few things, including changes to ABOR – Arizona Board of Regents – to sort of make things a little tighter,” he said on a panel at the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council’s annual summit.

“But honestly, hitting the pocket is where it counts, right? So, as a legislator… I’m gonna have a conversation about future appropriations with all universities. And like I said, we gotta hit them where it hurts. And that is the wallet. So there is a lot of things, and I’m not gonna talk about what’s, I’m not gonna let the cat out of the bag yet,” he added.

Read the full coverage from The Center Square here.

Watch the full panel here.


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