Children's Action Alliance

Kids Count Data Book, child care, Arizona
Jun 15, 2023

Report: Arizona children’s well-being improves slightly but state still ranks among worst

An annual report that measures the well-being of children showed slight improvement for Arizona kids, but the Grand Canyon state remained among the lowest-ranked states.

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Mar 31, 2023

Colorado legislators warn AZ leaders about harmful tax cut proposal

As Arizona legislators consider SCR1035, which would impose tax and spending limitations similar to those in Colorado, it’s worth looking at the consequences and taking from the lived experience of hardworking Coloradans who have a rigid state budget dreamed up by politicians over 30 years ago.

Hobbs, Lujan, DCS
Mar 6, 2023

Hobbs picks former lawmaker Lujan to head DCS

Gov. Katie Hobbs has tapped a former Democratic lawmaker who has advocated for higher taxes and against Republican-proposed tax cuts to head the Department of Child Safety.

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Jan 11, 2023

House corporate income tax cut bill passes initial committee hearings

The first bill to be heard by Arizona House of Representatives members, which is projected to reduce the state’s revenue by about $1.8 billion from corporate income tax breaks over four years, passed two committee meetings on Wednesday. 

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Sep 29, 2022

Flat tax to take effect 1 year early

Arizona will implement a flat 2.5% income tax starting next year – a year earlier than anticipated – Gov. Doug Ducey announced on Thursday. 

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Sep 9, 2022

Here’s what you should know about ESAs

Arizona is again grappling with the issue of Empowerment Scholarship Accounts and whether voters should decide for themselves if taxpayer money can fund private and home schools for all K-12 students.  

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Jan 6, 2022

Repeal, replace ‘21 tax cut aims at Prop. 307

Education groups pushing a referendum to repeal the almost $2 billion in tax cuts passed last year say a new Republican plan to repeal and replace the cuts, which would nix their effort, is an attempt to undercut the will of the voters. 

Jan 3, 2022

Republicans eye repealing, replacing huge Arizona tax cuts

Arizona Republican lawmakers who pushed through a nearly $2 billion income tax cut in the last session are looking to repeal it and replace it with a new version

Aug 13, 2021

Judge to rule on attempt to end mask mandates in schools

A teacher and a school district want a judge to decide whether a new law that bans school districts from requiring face masks takes effect now or later.

Aug 11, 2021

Infrastructure bill gives Sinema bipartisan victory

Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has faced unrelenting tension with activists in her party over her insistence that bipartisan deal-making is still the way to do big things during a hyper-partisan era in Washington.

Jun 24, 2021

GOP budget maneuvers anger educators

Public school advocates’ frustrations with the state budget go beyond Gov. Doug Ducey’s tax plan – the rebirth of zombie bills and expansion of empowerment scholarship account eligibility are an added blow to groups that say the Legislature should prioritize traditional public education.

May 15, 2020

Schools gear up for next year, budgeting federal aid

As teachers, students and their families eagerly wait to hear when they will return to the classroom, education policy wonks, advocates and school districts are trying to figure out how they’ll spend coming federal money.