Congress, Schweikert, Arizonans
May 22, 2023

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, Legislative District 26, Democrats, Bravo, House
May 12, 2023

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.  

May 11, 2023

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.

budget, Hobbs, Legislature, Democrats, Republicans, Epstein, Livingston, Kavanagh, Senate, ESAs
May 8, 2023

$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. 

May 8, 2023

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. 

per-pupil funding, education funds, K-12, Education Law Center
Apr 20, 2023

Arizona continues to trail in per-pupil funding

Arizona consistently hovers in the lowest percentile for per-pupil funding nationally. 

Apr 3, 2023

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.

tax cuts, Colorado, Arizona,
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.

ImagiNexGen Institute of Excellence, Chicanos Por la Causa, small business owners, Prestamos Women’s Business Center, U.S. Small Business Administration
Mar 28, 2023

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.

teacher pay, AEL, Cook, Shah, Marsh, Gutierrez
Mar 24, 2023

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. 

Board of Education, ESAs
Mar 20, 2023

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.  

Accurso, Arizona Department of Education, parent groups, ESAs, Empowerment Scholarship Account program, public schools, private schools, homeschooling
Mar 16, 2023

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.