This country has not seen such division since the Civil War and Vietnam. Issues such as health care, unemployment, illegal immigration and countless others have brought heated conversations to water coolers all over the country. Politicians are pointing fingers and passing blame, not taking responsibility for the challenges at hand.Read More »
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Gov. Jan Brewer held a press conference Oct. 4 to announce that the first Monday in October would be recognized as Child Health Day, though critics used the event to call attention to the disparity between Brewer’s words and actions.Read More »
After a childhood full of intense treatments and surgeries for serious medical conditions, Matt Jette made a promise to himself that he would work toward advancing and improving health care in America.Read More »
Arizona has the chance to shape our health care as we make decisions and plans to implement federal health care reform. As a state, we face a great deal of work, but also immense new opportunities, and it’s time for the Arizona Legislature to roll up its sleeves.Read More »
Voters on Nov. 2 will decide whether to write state-guaranteed protections for health care into the Arizona Constitution.Read More »
Five minutes into recess at William R. Sullivan Elementary School, petite kindergartner Lily bursts into school nurse Sharon Roland’s office, clutching her elbow and crying.Read More »
Despite a fairly positive report on the stability of the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) earlier this year, a major business group with no direct involvement in the fund is expressing serious concern.
The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, none of whose member firms has employees enrolled in a public pension plan, is calling for a major overhaul of ASRS to radically change how benefits are calculated for future retirees.
Proposition 302 on Arizona's general election ballot is about priorities. Passage of the referendum means tobacco tax dollars now allocated to an array of early childhood services under a 2006 voter-approved initiative would instead go into the general fund for the Legislature to appropriate.Read More »
Armed with fact sheets and graphs, Bruce Liggett laid out his case: He understands that child care can’t be spared from budget cuts, but he argues that investing in child care pays off.Read More »
Arizona is recovering from the recession slowly and painfully, a view generally expressed by economists, but state lawmakers have yet to see any signs of improvement in sales and income tax revenues.