Yee, Hobbs, governor, nominees, Senate Republicans
Sep 27, 2023

Yee refuses to recognize Hobbs’ ‘executive deputy directors’

The top elected Republican in Arizona is refusing to recognize the "executive deputy directors'' named by Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs. State Treasurer Kimberly Yee said she did not allow those tapped by the governor as heads of two state agencies to sit at a meeting this week of the State Board of Investment.

jobs, unemployment, Census Bureau, workers, Arizona
Sep 5, 2023

Jobless rate is down, wages up, but not all is worth celebrating

Arizona’s unemployment is at the lowest rate in decades, there are more jobs than workers available to fill them and salaries are inching up, all of which should be good indicators for workers. Experts say – it depends.

Hobbs, governor, legislative session, Democrats, Republicans
Aug 25, 2023

Q&A with Governor Katie Hobbs 

In her first legislative session as governor, Katie Hobbs had to navigate a sharply divided Legislature, at times working closely with Republican leadership while also facing attempts by GOP lawmakers to thwart her agenda. 

Prop 400, I_10, Hobbs, Senate, House, voters, public transportation, freeways, deal
Aug 3, 2023

Prop. 400 compromise alters use of tax monies

Gov. Katie Hobbs’ signing of a proposal to extend a Maricopa County transportation tax ensures voters will get the chance to weigh in on the issue before the tax expires in 2025. Most legislative Republicans, Democrats and Hobbs are praising the deal as one of the major legislative accomplishments this session.

rental tax, Hobbs, legislation
Aug 1, 2023

Hobbs signs legislation to eliminate right of cities, towns to set local rental tax

Arizona renters are going to get some small relief in their bills. But not just yet.

serious mental illness, advocates, Legislature
Jul 28, 2023

Include families to help with serious mental illness 

By now most of you have probably heard if not witnessed firsthand that we are in the midst of a mental health crisis of historic breadth and complexity. Arizona is far from alone in this crisis.  

young voters, Arizona, issues, Arizona State University, Diane Brown
Jul 27, 2023

Survey: Young Arizona voters more engaged, informed than earlier generations

Arizona’s young voters, ages 18 to 29, may have been the state’s most engaged youth electorate group ever, driven in 2022 by concerns about cost of living and reproductive rights.

ESAs, vouchers, public schools, Save Our Schools Arizona,
Jul 21, 2023

Lying about universal ESA vouchers won’t hide the truth

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” This political propaganda technique is the playbook for special interests pushing school vouchers in Arizona. But the “big lie” only works as long as its consequences remain hidden — and when it comes to vouchers, Arizona has entered the “lie big and find out” phase. 

semiconductor industry, jobs,  Maricopa County Community College District, Biden administration
Jul 14, 2023

Community colleges partner with semiconductor industry

All 10 Maricopa Community Colleges train students with specific skills helping them enter the workforce as quickly as possible. This undertaking is particularly important given that Arizona has two of the three largest semiconductor manufacturers in the world: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Intel Corporation.

prescription drug costs, Black Chamber of Arizona, small businesses, legislature
Jun 28, 2023

Lawmakers should resist prescription drug cost increases that can hurt businesses

As the Arizona legislature concludes its work, we are respectfully asking our elected leaders to resist increases in prescription drug costs that can negatively impact businesses, particularly the small businesses who employ most Arizonans.

teachers, Honest Arizona
May 16, 2023

Ciscomani, Schweikert need to help teachers, seniors and all Arizonans

Arizona's members of Congress not only swore an oath, but they also made promises to the people they were elected to represent. We intend to hold them accountable.

Medicaid, health insurance, Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
May 15, 2023

Arizonans at risk of losing Medicaid have options

With the end of the federal public health emergency signaling a return to “normal,” millions of Americans – including an estimated 600,000 Arizonans – are at risk of losing their Medicaid health coverage.