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Child deaths preventable with greater transparency of agencies

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It is too late for the baby taken to the Phoenix morgue last week. It is too late for the thousands of children in our nation’s child protection system who have already died on the state’s watch. But it is not too late to save the lives of children going forward by making it a priority to require agency transparency including immediate, independent investigations. The state’s fatality report says these deaths are preventable. Let’s make it so.

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State LIHTC can help meet rental housing market’s spiking demand

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When it comes to constructing rental housing for these new residents, the law of supply and demand very much applies in our state. When developers cannot construct new rental units quickly enough to meet the needs of these new Arizonans – and estimates show that Arizona needs to add about 240,000 new rental units this decade – the marketplace dictates that rents rise. The greater the rise in rents, the more challenging it is for many residents to find housing in their price range.

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