Morning Scoop

May 4, 2022

Postpartum Care

Postpartum care is a critical issue in many Arizona households. A 2020 study released by the Arizona Department of Health Services outlined steps to improve maternal health and reduce maternal mortality. Currently there is a bill at the legislature that would extend Medicaid coverage for up to 1-year postpartum for new mothers that don’t currently qualify for coverage.

Apr 21, 2022

The Role of Civics Education

In June 2019, the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) approved a new policy to address general education requirements at Arizona’s public universities. This policy requires ABOR’s to revise/develop general education curricula that encompass a range of core skills and knowledge areas, including American Institutions and United States social and economic history. We’ll discuss the new policy and h[...]

Nadine Mathis Basha, board chair of First Things First, Sen. Kate Brophy McGee, former Gov. Jan Brewer, Lorna Romero, vice president of communications and advocacy for Molera Alvarez, and Jessica Pacheco, vice president of state and local affairs for Arizona Public Service Co., speak during a Women in Public Policy forum at Alexi's Grill on Nov. 7. (Photo by Paulina Pineda/Arizona Capitol Times)
Nov 8, 2017

Panel of women in public policy discusses sexual harassment at Capitol

Though the panelists denounced sexual harassment and agreed that it was encouraging to see so many women speak out against their aggressors, former Gov. Jan Brewer said that sexual harassment has been going on for years, but the issue has never been on the forefront as it is now.

Sep 25, 2015

State spurns responsibility to pay for urgent transportation needs, experts say

Experts warn that the future of transportation is changing fast, and Arizona must come up with a 21st century plan to fund the massive infrastructure needs the state is facing.

Aug 20, 2013

Higher education officials press for more business engagement

University officials today pressed the business community and the state for more engagement in creating a robust college education system, even as they acknowledged that schools are adapting to technology-driven changes in higher education.

Mar 23, 2010

Mayes, Dranias clash during debate on renewable energy

To hear Kris Mayes explain it, the super-heated debate over the use of solar energy and other renewable resources to help power the state has simmered down.

Oct 20, 2009

Education funding battle heats up

Lawmakers and representatives from the education community clashed over funding for Arizona's public education during a forum Oct. 20 at a downtown restaurant. Rep. Rich Crandall, a Mesa Republican, said he was taking the position as a "realist" and warned that cuts to education are inevitable next year given the size of the state's budget deficit.