Legislative Alerts ~ Week of March 18, 2019

RTS OPPORTUNITIES: SB1485 – Support – Puts a cap on tax credits for STO (Student Tuition Organization) tax credits. SB1099 – Support – “Patriotic” students bill – allows group access to schools HB2026 – Oppose – Muzzles Teachers SB1300 – Support – Low income housing program SB 1088 – Support – Provide dental coverage through […]

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We Need Net Neutrality!

The FCC ignored overwhelming public demands and rescinded the protections we need to keep the Internet free and fair. Finally, we have the National Net Neutrality legislation we’ve been waiting for! Tell your Representative and Senators to cosponsor the Save the Internet Act. We need this common sense bipartisan legislation The Save The Internet Act would restore the […]

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LEGISLATIVE ALERT ~ Week of March 11, 2019

It’s a busy week in the legislature. Lots of bills will be on the floor of each House and there are important committee hearings, too. Make your voice heard by using Request to Speak or call or write your representatives whose contact info we provide below. USE RTS:          HB 2125 – & SB 1242 – […]

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Environmental/Water Alerts – Week of March 3, 2019

CONTACT AZ HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES:             Bob Thorpe  –                             602-926-5219             Walt Blackman –                    602-926-3043 HB 2609 – OPPOSE – Harquahala Non-Expansion Area: Groundwater Transfer.  It allows landowners (private water investment companies) to extract water to a depth of 1500’ rather than the current limit of 1000’ and transport it to an active […]

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Legislative Alerts -Week of March 3, 2019

USE RTS (Request to Speak): HB 2186 – SUPPORT – Would outlaw actions that bring attention to students who are unable to pay for a school meal. HCR2005 – OPPOSE – Would ask voters to restrict initiative and referendum processes by requiring ballot measures to collect signatures from a percentage of voters in each of […]

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Key Voter Suppression Bill Scheduled for Hearing March 5

Republicans are chipping away at our right to vote. This week the AZ House Elections Committee will consider a bill to make it more difficult to early vote in person. SB 1072 is on the agenda for Tuesday’s House Elections committee. The bill would require identification at early voting centers. It passed out of the […]

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Saving Chaco Canyon

Louise Hublitz, former Executive Committee Member of the Coconino County Democratic Party More than three hundred feet above the floor of Chaco Canyon National Historic Park in New Mexico, the landscape radiates out in the 4 directions. It is a breathtaking site that still shows the signs of ancient roads carved into the hard earth […]

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News from the Environmental Front

Christa Sadler, 2nd vice chair of the ADP Environmental Caucus This week the last week to hear bills in committee in the house of origin, is referred to as “hell week,” due to the super long agendas with long lists of bills and strike-everything amendments and the meetings that drag into the night. Arizona’s state […]

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LEGISLATIVE ALERT – WEEK OF 2/18/19

by Darrell Boomgaarden, Legislative Chair Lots going on so this will have to be brief.   Use RTS (Request To Speak) Updates: SB 1320 – Oppose – transfer of ESA oversight to Treasury from Education – sponsored by D Livingston who’s wife ran unsuccessfully for superintendent of schools  – a position now held by a […]

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Legislative Alert!

USE Request to Speak or Contact Your Legislators by Email or Phone:             SB1320 – Senate Finance Committee – Moves responsibility for Audits of ESA’s (Educations Scholarship Accounts) to the State Treasurer from the Department Of Education.  Would significantly reduce the effectiveness of any audits done. OPPOSE             SB1395 – Senate Finance Committee – Requires […]

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