Federal Action Alert – June 27, 2021

Produced by Democrats of the Red Rocks For Both Senators:  Announce Support for the Human Infrastructure Now, not Later The bipartisan infrastructure deal, negotiated in part by Sen. Sinema, is only half the battle.  President Biden’s social infrastructure plan needs to be passed by all 50 Democratic Senators through the reconciliation process.  The plan is […]

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State Legislative Alert – June 27, 2021

Unfortunately, both the Arizona House and Senate have passed a budget that includes the 2.5% flat tax along with a number of other reprehensible provisions.  There are some slight differences and the legislature will reconvene on Monday, June 28 at 11:00 AM to work on establishing a reconciled common budget package that can be sent […]

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That lasted a hot minute

After the announcement on the White House driveway Thursday, this weekend the bipartisan infrastructure deal seems to be on the rocks. Meanwhile, Biden’s American Jobs Plan is advancing in the Senate with the introduction of the Better Care Better Jobs Act This bill is one of several that will become part of a budget reconciliation […]

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URGENT! Arizona Legislative mid-week update 6/23/2021

URGENT! URGENT! URGENT!  Need people to call/text/fax/email Legislators to tell them to vote NO on the current budget package!  They will be voting tomorrow (Thursday).  Democrats walked out yesterday to block the budget bill that includes a massive tax cut, inadequate funding for education and other public services, and also several non-budget bills (anti education […]

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Legislative Alert for June 20th, 2021

Happy Father’s Day! Friends, the legislative session is still ongoing but there hasn’t been much activity due to a Special Session to deal with Wildland Fire issues.  In this alert we won’t list the multiple bills that are DEAD, that is bills that have died in the legislative session.  There is no agreement on the […]

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Federal Action Alert – June 18, 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 Republicans to support the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4).   In fact, all 50 Democrats and Republican Senator […]

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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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