Sylvia Allen Claims to be for Education: This Bill is a Big Test

On Monday, the Arizona Senate is planning to consider SB1392, another permanent tax cut. This cut would leave our already anemic state budget with another $120 million loss that will grow exponentially over time, according to projections from the Arizona League of Cities and Towns. The cut will also slash $14 million from Prop 301 […]

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Land Swap: Forest Service Land Surrounding Flagstaff

As reported in the Daily Sun on February 18 and again on the 24th, Senator McCain’s office has been negotiating a land trade deal with the Hopi Tribe and the State of Arizona Land Department. This proposal has not been finalized. Congressman O’Halleran is interested in receiving comments from his constituents regarding the proposal.  This post […]

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Action Alert: Legislature attempting to dismantle the Independent Redistricting Commission

Your action is needed to prevent the dismantling of the voter created Independent Redistricting Commission. Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 14th at 2 p.m. the Senate Government Committee will hear SCR1034 whose primary sponsor is Senate President Steve Yarbrough. This measure is designed to dismantle the Independent Redistricting Commission, reduce the voice of Independents (the state’s largest voting block), and […]

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Wild & Crazy Things in the Legislature

It’s always nuts when the legislature is in session, especially with Sylvia Allen and Bob Thorpe and now term-limited Brenda Barton– unfortunately our legislators in LD 6 — on the loose. Thanks to our friends at Unitarian Universalist and Together We Will for following events closely. Now is the time to take action to support […]

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Ducey’s Budget Disaster

Gov. Doug Ducey unveiled a $10.1 billion spending plan funded by projected to be paid for by selling more lottery tickets and hiring back many of the auditors who ensure that people are paying the state what they owe — auditors the governor previously laid off.   According to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, the Governor’s office […]

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Take Action to Restore CHIP!

Today marks the 100th day since the far-right Republicans in control of Congress let funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program expire. This program was enacted over 20 years ago with bi-partisan support, including from Utah’s Republican Senator Orin Hatch. Under pressure from the right-wing radicals who have grabbed power in Washington, Senator Hatch and […]

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Net Neutrality = Open Road (not a toll road)

On Tuesday, December 12, the Trump-packed Federal Communications Commission is set to repeal Obama-era rules that provide free and equal access to information through the internet. Without these safeguards, companies like Suddenlink, CenturyLink, and Verizon will be able to slow down your internet speed on your favorite channels in order to promote their favorite channels. […]

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Call for a Clean Dream Act

While we remain under threat from the tax bill, the FCC’s net neutrality proposal, incursions on our public lands, and so much more, this week Congress’ attention shifts to the government spending bill. The government will shut down this Friday, December 8 unless a “continuing resolution” is passed. Such a resolution allows Congress to extend the current government funding […]

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Tax Scam Fight Is Not Over | Take Action

The fight is not over. The Senate bill is different from what passed the House and those differences must be reconciled. Some of what’s different is better in the later bill1 — thanks to pressure from people like you!  So, let’s keep it up. The tax bill goes back to the House today, and the House […]

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Take Action | Trump Is Vandalizing Our Wild Heritage

Former Governor and Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt implores us to take action to save our precious public lands. Trump is traveling to Utah on Monday, where he will be greeted by protestors in Salt Lake City. Trump will not even visit the monuments he intends to scale back:  Bears Ear and Grand Staircase Escalante. He’s […]

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