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Letter: Expand the ESA program

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I am a father of five wonderful adopted children. Like every parent, I want the best for each one. We are so fortunate to have the empowerment scholarship accounts, allowing us to send the kids to a private school where they get the extra attention they need to overcome challenges and thrive.

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Flake is right: Time to drain the research swamp

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Arizona Senator Jeff Flake’s annual Wastebook would be hilarious if it weren’t chronicling such a heartbreaking waste of taxpayers’ money. This year’s report is especially timely because it provides a useful roadmap for a growing movement of Republicans and Democrats in Congress who are rightfully scrutinizing federal spending on research, particularly untold billions spent on scientifically and ethically dubious experimentation on animals.

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Don’t turn Medicare into a voucher plan (access required)

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Just because the Republican Party has majorities in the House and Senate and in the president, it is not a mandate to destroy Medicare with a “voucher” plan to pay outright subsidies to insurance companies who make big contributions to many members of Congress.

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Arizona’s minimum wage is far too low

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As a small business owner, I am disappointed by business leaders’ recent calls to turn away from doing what’s right for our employees. On Nov. 8, Arizonans have an opportunity to vote on Proposition 206, the Arizona Healthy Working Families Initiative to raise the minimum wage and guarantee earned paid sick days.

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A letter from Scott Hempling to Commissioner Doug Little

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To Doug Little, Chairman, Arizona Corporation Commission At the Commission meeting of August 11, 2016, you stated there was some connection among myself, the Energy Foundation, SolarCity, former ACC Commissioner Kris Mayes and the re-election campaign of Commissioner Burns; and that such connection would affect my objectivity. It is said that “a lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on.” Please accept this letter as truth’s effort to get its boots on.

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