legislation, child sex dollars, Senate, House, Nguyen, Bliss
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. 

AEL, House, school funding, classroom spending, teachers, supplies
Jan 6, 2022

GOP ignores education wishes of voters

It’s a no brainer: Fix the cap. Fund education. Because Arizonans are extremely frustrated with politicians and are ready to take it to the ballot box – again.  

Feb 12, 2018

Senate committee passes resolution to repeal state’s minimum wage

A resolution sponsored by Sen. Sylvia Allen, R-Snowflake, would ask voters to undue much of Proposition 206, a citizen-driven initiative that boosted Arizona’s minimum wage from $8.05 to $10 in 2017, $10.50 in 2018 and eventually to $12 by 2020.

Jul 28, 2017

After dramatic vote, McCain returns to Arizona for treatment

After casting the deciding vote that derailed Republicans’ seven-year quest to repeal the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Sen. John McCain is headed to Arizona to resume treatment following his diagnosis of an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Jun 22, 2017

Arizona officials wary of Senate version of Obamacare repeal

While Gov. Doug Ducey’s office is reviewing the U.S. Senate’s version of the Affordable Care Act repeal, Arizona’s legislators and health care advocates predict a catastrophic scenario for the state should Congress enact the legislation.

Jun 15, 2017

Medicaid progress at risk as cuts to program loom

No government program is perfect, but Arizona’s Medicaid program – known as AHCCCS – is the gold standard when it comes to delivering quality, affordable health care. Our state’s Medicaid program uses an integrated, managed-care model that promotes competition and patient choice, controls costs and incentivizes preventative care.

Mar 31, 2017

Failure to pass Obamacare replacement gives Ducey room to breathe

And while he wouldn’t publicly admit it, the failure of U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Congress to pass the American Health Care Act has given Gov. Doug Ducey room to breathe.

Mar 13, 2017

Congress’ analyst: 14M lose coverage in 2018 under GOP health bill

Nonpartisan analysts project that 14 million people would lose coverage next year under the House bill dismantling former President Barack Obama's health care law. The estimate is a blow to Republicans.

Feb 9, 2017

ASU professor predicts ‘Obamacare’ repeal could send AZ into health care recession

First, the health care sector will cut jobs and reduce salaries, the study said. Health care companies will limit purchases from suppliers and halt new construction. And when people don’t work, they don’t spend as much and contribute to the economy.

Dec 8, 2016

Repeal of Obamacare could affect hundreds of thousands in Arizona

Repeal of the Affordable Care Act will likely take a Grand Canyon sized bite out of the Arizona economy, budget, and health care coverage.

vouchers, Hobbs, Ducey, Lewis, Save Our Schools, private schools, tuition, public schools, Toma
Jul 17, 2015

Administrative bloat? Republican lawmaker sets sights on school tax credit organizations

Within days of the new fiscal year’s commencement on July 1, the Arizona Department of Revenue announced that Arizona businesses had claimed more than $51 million in tax credits for their donations to School Tuition Organizations. The state had reached the legal cap on the tax credits in lightning-fast fashion.

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, shown in this file photo, has held town halls to help older and Spanish-speaking Arizonans understand the Affordable Care Act. (Cronkite News Service Photo by Dustin Volz)
Jun 18, 2015

Congressman Grijalva seeks to rescind approval for mine

An Arizona congressman wants to repeal approval of a land swap that cleared the way for the country's largest copper mine southeast of Phoenix.