Budgeting Gone Wild: Midterm Elections Matter

This is how the federal government’s budgeting and spending is supposed to work Federal Budget Process, National Priorities Project: In November, December, and early January, the Executive Branch creates a proposed budget for the next fiscal year, which begins October 1 of each year. The President presents that budget to Congress sometime in January or early […]

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Public Budget Briefing in Flagstaff

“We want the public to be a part of the budget process and believe it’s important to take questions and hear feedback from Arizonans across the state,” said Governor Ducey. “The budget we put forward increases investments to K-12 education, protects our most vulnerable, and honors our commitment to our veterans – all while maintaining […]

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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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CC Dems Support City Border Wall Resolution

The Executive Committee of the Coconino County Democratic Party voted this week to support a resolution by the Flagstaff City Council denouncing the border wall with Mexico. The City Council will have this on its agenda next Tuesday, January 16. The following is the position statement of the county party: The Coconino County Democratic Party […]

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Another Cruelty by Ducey and Repugs in the Legislature

Thanks to Flagstaff resident Lex Heerding for “telling it like it is” regarding funding for services to vulnerable adults. This is one more area where Republicans in control of our state government have neglected the public good and demonstrated that their values don’t match what’s right for Arizona: This letter is on response to the […]

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Tax plan hurts working families | Letters | azdailysun.com

Congress passed a budget that makes $4 trillion in cuts to programs, many of which help our families. This would be detrimental to the families in our community and our local economy.We need our elected officials to stand up against this awful tax plan! True tax reform would create policies that boost working families, not […]

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GOP Budget

Yesterday,  House Republicans narrowly passed a partisan budget resolution that will harm hardworking families in order to push through a massive tax giveaway for big corporations and the top 1%. Last week, their Senate colleagues voted for this resolution without any Democratic votes. This budget resolution is the first step toward enacting costly tax cuts […]

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Arizona Heads the Way of Kansas Thanks to Republican Corporate Tax Cuts

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature’s budget analysts on Thursday predicted a budget shortfall that could top $100 million in the current and coming year as the impact of corporate Source: Arizona Legislature’s budget analysts predict 2018 shortfall | State and Regional | azdailysun.com

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“Cruelty, Incompetence, Lies” — not unique to Graham/Cassidy

In this useful essay, Paul Krugman exposes what happens when modern Republicans are asked to govern. To become particularly outraged, read the Vox.com article to which he provides a link. The point is that Republicans treatment of health care is not limited to health care. Cruelty, Incompetence, Lies

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O’Halleran Votes to Fund Military, VA, and Critical Arizona Water Projects After Voting Twice to Amend the Bill to Eliminate Funding for Border Wall

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018, a bipartisan spending bill that funds military operations, veterans programs, and water projects. “Congress took bipartisan action today to invest in our troops and ensure our military has the resources they need to complete critical national security missions […]

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