Michelle Udall

Horne, Hobbs, Covid, overstepping, ESAs, English Language Learners, CRT
Sep 5, 2023

Horne cancels more than $70M in covid relief for tutoring program

The Arizona Department of Education clawed back more than $70 million in Covid grant funding to make way for a $40 million statewide tutoring program.  

Democrats, Republicans, Twitter, public records, House, Senate, emails, Cano, Biasiucci, Epstein, Borrelli, Schwiebert, Petersen,
Jan 25, 2023

Dems oppose rules limiting record retention, expanding leadership power 

The Arizona Senate and House of Representatives adopted new rules packages on party lines this week that would expand the powers of the House speaker and Senate president and drastically reduce requirements for members to retain records.  

Ducey, free enterprise, unemployment benefits, Covid pandemic
Dec 15, 2022

Ducey, lawmakers disagree on special session support 

Gov. Doug Ducey said that even though he promised to call a special session, he’s not sure if he has support for it. Lawmakers say that’s not the case.  

Aug 18, 2022

Lawmakers who lost primaries plan next steps

Twenty-two lawmakers lost their races this year for various offices and won’t return to the Capitol for at least two years.

Apr 20, 2022

Budget proposal killed in House committee

Two Republicans joined Democrats Wednesday to kill a scaled-down state budget proposal.  

legislation, child sex dollars, Senate, House, Nguyen, Bliss
Mar 29, 2022

CRT ban gets Senate panel’s nod

A resolution to stop schools from adopting, endorsing, or adhering to ideas known as “critical race theory” passed a Senate panel today on party lines. 

Hobbs, Lake, governor, debate
Nov 5, 2021

Hobbs not following McAuliffe’s path on education

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs insisted Tuesday’s gubernatorial race in Virginia – in which Republican Glenn Youngkin upset Democrat Terry McAuliffe – is not a precursor to a “red wave” that could threaten her chance to become Arizona’s next governor. 

Oct 8, 2021

Udall takes step in run for schools chief

Rep. Michelle Udall has become the latest House member to seek higher office. 

Aug 13, 2021

Constituents press lawmakers to ban CRT

More than 100 constituents pressured Republican lawmakers for months to crack down on “critical race theory” in schools, calling it Marxist or urging them not to negotiate with Democrats on the budget, according to emails.

Jun 26, 2021

House GOP bill requires lessons on evils of communism

Republican lawmakers voted Friday to require that students be exposed to the stories of people who have fled communism as part of a curriculum to prepare them to be "civically responsible and knowledgeable adults.''

Jun 24, 2021

Voucher expansion proposal puts Udall, John on the spot

The Senate’s passage of a massive voucher expansion will test the resolve of two Republican House members who killed the expansion earlier this year.

Jun 10, 2021

Campaign to give DREAMers in-state tuition begins

Supporters of a ballot measure to let immigrants living in Arizona without authorization pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities have formed a political action committee to get their message out.