In very volatile political climate, facts matter
ARIZONA has a water, housing, immigration, drug, and education crisis, yet ARIZONA Republicans in Washington are more interested in investigating investigations rather than putting the people as their first priority.
LD26 Dems choose nominees for House vacancy
Democratic precinct committeemen in Legislative District 26 chose three nominees Friday evening to fill the district’s vacant state House seat.
2024 spending spread from schools to a rodeo and more
The budget crafted by Gov. Katie Hobbs and state lawmakers includes a tax rebate, big-ticket spending packages and – in a break from tradition – funding for scores of small, local projects.
$150 million for housing, half a billion for education in budget proposal
A new budget proposal emerged today that delivers a child tax rebate, major spending on housing and education, and a reshuffling of money destined for water projects.
Arizona lawmakers propose increase in base education funding
The proposed state budget released today marks some strides forward for public education funding, including a 0.9% increase in base level funding.
Arizona continues to trail in per-pupil funding
Arizona consistently hovers in the lowest percentile for per-pupil funding nationally.
When it’s working for students, let it work
At a time of urgent need for educational advancement, Arizona’s powerful student-based policies empower families and educators to take actions that create better futures for our children and for that state. We should follow their lead.
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.
Women entrepreneurs focus on business, personal growth in new program
Existing and aspiring business owners attended the first 12-week business growth mentorship program put on by ImagiNexGen Institute of Excellence and Chicanos Por la Causa Prestamos Women’s Business Center.
AEL faces uncertain future over legitimacy, longevity
The Legislature overrode the Aggregate Expenditure Limit (AEL) again this session, leading some to question its legitimacy and staying power.
DOE’s proposed ESA handbook edits draw parents’ anger
The Arizona Department of Education’s proposed edits to the Empowerment Scholarship Account handbook were met with backlash and claims of improper outside influence in a state board of education meeting today.
ESA advocate heads program, draws parents’ ire
Before working as director of the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program, Christine Accurso was an ESA mom herself and a ferocious supporter of universal expansion, but now the ESA parent groups that Accurso sprang from have turned their backs on one of their own.