Economy

Trump Administration Mulls a Unilateral Tax Cut for the Rich – The New York Times

A proposal under consideration at the Treasury Department would bypass Congress and use federal regulation to index capital gains for inflation, a $100 billion boost for high earners. Source: Trump Administration Mulls a Unilateral Tax Cut for the Rich - The New York Times “Independent analyses suggest that more than 97 percent of the benefits… Continue reading Trump Administration Mulls a Unilateral Tax Cut for the Rich – The New York Times

Economy, Environment

Heat waves 2018: the cost of climate change includes workers’ lives and lost productivity – Vox

Extreme heat has already killed several outdoor workers this summer. Source: Heat waves 2018: the cost of climate change includes workers’ lives and lost productivity - Vox Climate change is a human and economic crisis in Arizona as well as the nation. I will work to put Arizona in front of climate conscious policy and… Continue reading Heat waves 2018: the cost of climate change includes workers’ lives and lost productivity – Vox

Environment

Goliath vs. Goliath: Arizona utility confronts California billionaire | Local news | tucson.com

Court fight will decide whether Arizonans get to vote on renewable-energy mandate. Source: Goliath vs. Goliath: Arizona utility confronts California billionaire | Local news | tucson.com “Pinnacle West Capital Corp., the parent company of Arizona Public Service, is financing the effort to keep the measure off the November ballot. So far the company has put… Continue reading Goliath vs. Goliath: Arizona utility confronts California billionaire | Local news | tucson.com

Vote!

Young Voter Registration Increases Nationwide and in Arizona | Phoenix New Times

A new study shows voter registration in people aged 18-29 has increased by 8.2 percent in Arizona. Source: Young Voter Registration Increases Nationwide and in Arizona | Phoenix New Times This election is so important for all of Arizona. It’s about restoring integrity, honesty and fairness to our state and nation. It’s about electing leaders… Continue reading Young Voter Registration Increases Nationwide and in Arizona | Phoenix New Times

Education

Why Arizona Is Building Tiny Homes for School Teachers – CityLab

The state ranks last in the nation for elementary school teacher salaries. For one rural school district, building a tiny-home community for staffers is one way to address the issue. Source: Why Arizona Is Building Tiny Homes for School Teachers - CityLab This is a very creative solution to a problem that should not exist.… Continue reading Why Arizona Is Building Tiny Homes for School Teachers – CityLab

Environment

Majority of Arizona voters support renewable energy investment, poll finds

A new poll found that there was wide support among Arizona voters for renewable energy, with 75 percent saying the state should prioritize solar as an energy source in the next decade. Source: Majority of Arizona voters support renewable energy investment, poll finds The majority of Arizonan’s want this state to invest in renewable energy… Continue reading Majority of Arizona voters support renewable energy investment, poll finds

Economy

Why millions of Americans are stuck in dead-end jobs – The Washington Post

Record-setting job growth is also leaving behind record numbers of people Source: Why millions of Americans are stuck in dead-end jobs - The Washington Post We have great unemployment numbers "but those numbers obscure the experiences of millions of part-timers, temps, older workers and others who have done everything right, but are still struggling to… Continue reading Why millions of Americans are stuck in dead-end jobs – The Washington Post

Event

House Party

Thanks to Grace Dennis for hosting Hiral Tipirneni, Teri Sarmiento and I at her home to speak with voters. I love meeting people, learning about their lives and what matters to them.

Economy

A minimum wage increase can help but won’t fix American workers’ stagnant pay

Corporate consolidation and the decline of unions mean that employers have no incentive to raise wages, even in a worker shortage. Source: A minimum wage increase can help but won't fix American workers' stagnant pay Raising the minimum wage will help but more is needed to strengthen our economy for working families. What employers have… Continue reading A minimum wage increase can help but won’t fix American workers’ stagnant pay

Environment

The Water Wars of Arizona – The New York Times

Attracted by lax regulations, industrial agriculture has descended on a remote valley, depleting its aquifer — leaving many residents with no water at all. Source: The Water Wars of Arizona - The New York Times “In 2014, a Saudi Arabian-owned company, the Almarai Corporation, bought 10,000 acres in the town of Vicksburg, northwest of Sulphur… Continue reading The Water Wars of Arizona – The New York Times