Legislature 101

Have you ever wondered just how the Arizona Legislature actually works?  How do bills get started, reviewed, amended, passed or rejected?  What is a “strike everything” bill?  How can citizens influence this process?  What are the elements of Arizona’s constitution that we should all keep in mind as we consider what our Legislators are doing? […]

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Legislative Alerts ~ Week of May 13, 2019

We are in day 120 of the legislature session – it is nominally supposed to last 100 days.  The delay is due to disagreements over the budget.  Remember to send your ideas on budget priorities to your representatives. SB 1451 – SCR 1023 – HCR 2005 – OPPOSE STRONGLY – These bills & continuing resolutions […]

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Pay Attention to State Politics!

The Arizona Legislature will be in the red zone of its session this coming week — this is the time that critical budget decisions are made and “strike-everything” amendments rear up without notice. “Strike everything” means bills that don’t really matter to the Republican majority get amended to strike all of their original language and […]

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LEGISLATIVE ALERT ~ IMMEDIATE ACTION

SB 1451 – SCR 1023 – HCR 2005 – OPPOSE – These bills & continuing resolutions would make it almost impossible to get ballot initiatives onto the ballot by making the petition process very complex and difficult.  These measures would require 10% of signatures on a citizen’s initiative be collected from every single county in […]

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Legislative Alerts ~ Week of May 6

All the bills listed below could be submitted for floor votes at anytime.  Be prompt with your contacts with our representatives. Education bills appear in a separate list at the end after the general list. The budget is being worked on now in the Legislature.  Contact your representatives and let them know your priorities.  Some […]

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RedForEd Rally & Stand-Out

One year after our historic walk-out, our state legislature is STILL failing AZ teachers and families by refusing to properly fund education. Our students are STILL sitting in overcrowded classrooms with outdated materials, in buildings that are falling apart. Teachers are STILL barely surviving with salaries that are some of the lowest in the nation. […]

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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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Legislative Alerts ~ Week of April 22, 2019

Please contact your legislators regarding these bills. The legislature is behind — which should mean a busy week. And, they have yet to seriously start of the big enchilada — The Budget. Education Bills SB 1485 – SUPPORT – Bill would end the 20% annual automatic growth of corporate private school tax credits by gradually […]

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Legislative Alerts ~ Week of April 15, 2019

Criminal Justice Bill Alerts The following are bills related to Criminal Justice in Arizona.  They are out of committee so it is not possible to use the RTS system.  Contact your Senators about these bills this week. CONTACT Senators  – LD6 & LD7 Sylvia Allen (R) LD6     SAllen@azleg.gov               602-926-5409 Jamescita Peshlakai (D) LD7 JPeshlakai@azleg.gov […]

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Legislative Alerts ~ Week of April 7, 2019

USE RTS: (Most of the RTS input needs to be done no later than noon on Monday, 4/8) SB 1173 – SUPPORT – Bill would continue to provide supplemental child care assistance to parents who go back to school to further their employment goals. SB 1291 – OPPOSE – Incredibly this bill would legalize nunchuku, […]

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