2019 Legislative Wrap up — the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

We believe that your advocacy through Request to Speak and with phone calls, emails, letters, and in person meetings with legislators made a difference in the 2019 session — mostly in stopping some very bad bills. Let’s keep it up next year! POSITIVE RESULTS: Delivered on the promise of a second installment of 20×2020, which […]

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Legislative Alerts: The Crucial Week

We are in week 19 of the current session. The State Budget will be introduced this week.  Word is that Ducey and the Republican leaders have an agreement, but whether the rank and file will fall in line is uncertain. Be sure to call your representatives to insist that education, among other priorities, gets fully […]

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Legislative Alerts ~ Week of April 29, 2019

SB 1188 – OPPOSE – Allows purging of Permanent Early Voting List, taking the “Permanent” out of what voters anticipate in their voter registration.  Would decrease voter participation. SB 1485 – SUPPORT – Puts a cap the School Tuition Credits from Corporations.  These credits take money out of the general fund which supports public schools. […]

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Week In Review

Trump’s budget Donald Trump unveiled his budget that includes drastic cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid — the same programs that Arizonans told elected leaders to protect. The budget also greatly increases the deficit, forcing future generations to pay for tax cuts that benefit corporations and the super wealthy. Republicans are hellbent on providing […]

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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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