Russomanno, change, tribes, legislature, LGBTQ
Aug 31, 2023

Finding enemies at home: how ‘worldview’ explains our differences

When we consider some Arizona legislators these days, we might think, “I don’t believe they even live in the same world as me!” Guess what? They may not! They are so different in their views, beliefs and values that they may seem to be different kinds of people altogether. That’s not a desert mirage; it’s real! But what makes them so different?

pro-life, Wolf, Pinal County, Herrod, abortion, voters
Aug 31, 2023

Dobbs vs. Cathi Herrod: Dereliction of duty to the pro-life cause

Cathi Herrod and her supporters in Arizona and the pro-life movement across the country had better find a message on abortion that can be supported grudgingly by the single-issue pro-life voter and simultaneously not alienate those voters who might never imagine personally needing abortion access but want it available for those who may.

workforce, jobs, employers, employees,Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation, innovation, collaboration
Aug 29, 2023

Collaboration, innovation and dedication keys to keeping Arizona’s workforce strong 

The changing dynamics of Arizona’s workforce made headlines earlier this summer after the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation’s 2023 State of the Workforce Report showed continued advancement and diversification of Arizona’s job market. At a time when concerns over a possible recession are looming, and major retailers across the country are issuing rounds of layoffs, the report offered an enc[...]

Charter Schools written on chalkboard
Aug 28, 2023

Report: Charter school students gained over district peers

It’s clear from a growing body of research that charter schools across Arizona and nationwide are getting results and making a life-changing difference for students. And that is a back-to-school message we can all celebrate. 

Pile of books on table. Learning English with grammar book. Foreign languages, education concept.
Aug 28, 2023

Hold elected officials accountable, support school leaders

Parents and community members must hold elected officials accountable and support school leaders who are invested in the communities they serve. I invite you to get involved and engaged with us by taking our pledge at allineducation.org/pledge and staying up to date on the issues impacting students.

self-storage, Schweikert, IRS, insurance
Aug 25, 2023

IRS considering regulations that would harm self-storage industry

The IRS is currently considering harmful new regulations on microcaptive insurance – an insurance product many small businesses like mine rely on to get through uncertain times.

DCS, parental rights,
Aug 24, 2023

The impact of DCS’ discovery gap on parents – a former department attorney’s perspective  

The Attorney General and Department of Child Safety did the right thing here by flagging an issue for the public. Transparency is crucial in the days to come so that we, as advocates for families can trust that we have all the information to which we are entitled to help ensure a fair process.

Aug 23, 2023

Protecting Arizona election officials crucial ahead of upcoming elections

Instead of politicizing our election offices, we need to work together to ensure Arizona’s election officials have the proper resources to execute efficient, secure and streamlined elections. Ahead of critical state elections and the 2024 presidential elections, we need trust in our officials to do their job – free from harassment and threat. Our democracy depends on it. 

Aug 23, 2023

Mingus Mountain: a sanctuary for trafficked children

“God’s Children Are Not For Sale”—But are they? Predation on children. Does this type of thing actually happen in this country? In Arizona? The answer is yes.

Aug 23, 2023

Arizona must shed light on Native American communities suffering in the shadows

I am grateful to see our state work to remedy this issue by closing some illegitimate sites of addiction therapy. Native American communities cannot afford for this issue to be put on the back burner in favor of less timely pursuits.  

Aug 23, 2023

Medicare Advantage makes health care accessible for seniors

Harvard’s study confirms the importance of Medicare Advantage for our most vulnerable populations. It is imperative that our elected officials and policymakers in our nation’s capital understand how Medicare Advantage is helping narrow health equity gaps and continue to strengthen and expand the Medicare Advantage program.

Aug 17, 2023

Presidential shenanigans nothing new to nation

All is fair in love, war and politics. But, despite the overwhelming historical ignorance of the modern media, this is not new territory.