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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.

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Jan 20, 2023

Campaign spending for governor hit tens of millions

Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake paid nearly $230,000 to a pair of lawyers who filed her unsuccessful election contest lawsuit, campaign finance documents show.

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Oct 27, 2022

Dems spend big, focus on taking Senate

Democrats are spending millions of dollars in the few competitive legislative districts hoping to take control of the Arizona Senate.  

Apr 22, 2022

Fix inflation, don’t pass big spending bills

 As an Arizona business owner, I have a responsibility to my employees and to our customers to step up and say something. Even as the White House mistakenly continues to push the same tax and spend agenda, it is my hope that our Senators Krysten Sinema and Mark Kelly reject these massive new spending proposals and listen to their constituents instead.

Mar 7, 2022

K-12 public education is the key to a vibrant Arizona economy

As a public school administrator, I watched the debate regarding the aggregate expenditure limit (AEL) with a great deal of interest. I was fascinated by the political discussion, especially in the context of an election year. As with all elections – local, state or national – a major issue is the economy. The state of […]

Feb 25, 2022

Ducey reveals his vision for water: a new state agency

Gov. Doug Ducey wants to create a new state agency that can invest in water projects; dole out grants; build or purchase water-related infrastructure; and even buy and sell water.   The proposed Arizona Water Authority is the governor’s vehicle for delivering on his promise made in January’s State of the State, and repeated on […]

Feb 21, 2022

Senate OKs raise to AEL

The Senate mustered enough votes today to sidestep massive cuts to public school funding.  After several weeks of inaction, the Senate passed legislation 23-6 to raise a spending cap on school monies that would have prevented Arizona schools from accessing more than $1 billion the Legislature allocated to them last summer.   The resolution to […]

Feb 21, 2022

Arizona Senate may waive spending cap, avert school crisis

Arizona Senate President Karen Fann on Monday scheduled a vote to waive a constitutional cap on K-12 school spending that threatens to shut down public schools across the state.  The Republican said that she believes the votes are now there so she will put the measure up for a vote when the Senate convenes for […]

Feb 21, 2022

A Waiver of the AEL needs your support

It is imperative that the Arizona Legislature pass the Override K-12 Spending Cap before March 1st or Arizona District Schools will immediately face over a BILLION DOLLARS in cuts for the remainder of the school year. Understand, this is not a request for money! Voters need to take notice that the majority in the Arizona […]

Feb 14, 2022

House panel looks to blunt ‘defund the police’

A House panel voted Monday to ask voters to bar cities from cutting funding for police and sheriffs or risk losing state aid.  Rep. Walt Blackman, R-Snowflake, said the move is designed to blunt – and outright prohibit – calls to “defund the police” and instead use some of the dollars on alternatives to sworn […]

Feb 10, 2022

Let’s defuse schools’ ticking time bomb NOW

As legislators, we work hard every day to best represent our communities. We represent different parts of the state and come from different parties. While we may disagree on some issues, what we all agree on is the value of our public schools. This is why we need to work together in a bipartisan way […]

Jan 28, 2022

Senate panel OKs working poor tax credit Dems, Ducey want

A Democratic proposal to create a new tax credit for working low-income Arizonans that Republican Gov. Doug Ducey also had in his budget proposal was approved by a Senate committee.