Federal Action Alert – June 13, 2021

For Sen. Sinema:  John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.   While Sen. Sinema and Manchin have to date blocked reform of the filibuster, this week we prod Sen. Sinema to prove herself by corralling 10 Republican’s to support the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4).   In fact, all 50 Democrats and Republican Senator […]

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Flagstaff City Government – Legislative Alert 06/13/2021

COCONINO COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY JUNE 13, 2021 The Flagstaff City Council will consider the Flagstaff Carbon Neutrality Plan at the City Council meeting this Tuesday, June 15.  The proposal includes a commitment by the city to achieve carbon neutral status by 2030.  It is an ambitious and challenging goal.  Citizen participation is encouraged. You can […]

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Arizona Legislative Alert 06/13/2021

Once again, the big issue with the AZ Legislature is the budget.  Governor Ducey and the Legislative leadership are firmly advocating the 2.5% flat tax to be in the budget.  This week, the temporary focus will be on legislation to support the effort to fight wildfires in the state but negotiations are continuing on the […]

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Arizona Legislative Alert – 6/06/2021

AZ House is scheduled to reconvene Monday, 6/7 to further attempt to get the budget with the 2.5% flat tax included passed.  It does not look likely but we need to keep up our resistance. FLAT TAX IMPACT Here is a partial summary of what the 2.5% flat tax would mean to most of us.  […]

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Federal Action Alert – June 6, 2021

JANUARY 6 COMMISSION FAILURE – END FILIBUSTER.  Important to use the successful Republican filibuster of the bipartisan Jan. 6 Commission to urge Sinema in particular to end her refusal to reform the filibuster.  Even Sen. Manchin was disgusted by the successful filibuster tweeting last Thursday that the commission met all Republican demands and there was […]

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Arizona Legislative Alert – June 01, 2021

The Budget is the sole focus of the AZ Legislature lately.  The House and the Senate have adjourned until June 10 (could resume with 24 hours-notice if something changes).  Passage of the budget that includes the 2.5% flat tax seems problematic.  The Legislature is temporarily adjourned and the President of the AZ Senate, Karen Fann, […]

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Federal Action Alert – June 01, 2021

JANUARY 6 COMMISSION FAILURE – END FILIBUSTER.  Important to use the successful Republican filibuster of the bipartisan Jan. 6 Commission to urge Sinema in particular to end her refusal to reform the filibuster.  Even Sen. Machin was disgusted by the successful filibuster, tweeting last Thursday that the commission met all Republican demands and there was […]

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Legislative Alert – Supplemental (STATE BUDGET!!)

MAY 25, 2021 SORRY FOR THE LATE NOTICE BUT THESE THINGS MOVE FAST AT THIS POINT IN THE LEGISLATIVE CYCLE!! We oppose all of these budget bills listed below. Basically, they’re creating a 2.5% flat tax over 3 years, which will cut state revenue by $1.9B in the first year, more in subsequent years. With that, […]

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Flagstaff City Council Climate Action!

Flagstaff City Council will have a work session on May 25, beginning at 3 pm, to have a community conversation about the Carbon Neutrality Plan. The agenda will be posted here in the week prior to the meeting.This is our opportunity to reignite the energy and support we showed in January 2020, when we had 300 people and 3 hours of […]

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Arizona Legislative Alert 3/23/2021

Monday, 5/24, budget bills will be released.  These are likely led by a massive tax cut of $1.9 billion in the form of a “flat tax” which slashes income tax on higher-income earners in direct defiance of voters’ clearly expressed will via Prop 208. We will issue another Legislative Alert on Monday with budget bill […]

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