Campaign News

What a great Candidate Rally!

It was an amazing afternoon at the Sun City Grand and Northwest Valley Democrats Candidate Rally. Standing room only in a large hall for more than a dozen Democratic candidates running for offices across the state and sharing our vision for Arizona. Wonderful conversations with voters, volunteers and even an entire family of super canvassers. Thanks… Continue reading What a great Candidate Rally!

OutlawDirtyMoney

Prop 306 foe warns of ‘Trojan horse’ to undermine Clean Elections – Arizona Capitol Times

A measure Republican lawmakers put on the November ballot could determine how much Arizonans actually know about who is trying to influence political campaigns. Source: Prop 306 foe warns of ‘Trojan horse’ to undermine Clean Elections – Arizona Capitol Times Our Citizens Clean Elections Commission is under attack by the supporters of dirty money. "If… Continue reading Prop 306 foe warns of ‘Trojan horse’ to undermine Clean Elections – Arizona Capitol Times

Economy, Education

Arizona is missing $50 million in free cash for child care

Arizona is due more than $50 million for child care subsidies. But Gov. Doug Ducey will need to call a special session to get it. Source: Arizona is missing $50 million in free cash for child care The governor and #AZLEG leadership have had all summer to get this right. Family values includes ALL Arizona… Continue reading Arizona is missing $50 million in free cash for child care

Economy

Trade War Snags U.S. Consumers as Bigger Hit to Growth Seen – Bloomberg

President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion of imports from China drags the biggest part of the U.S. economy into the thick of the trade war, threatening to deliver a more direct hit to growth. Source: Trade War Snags U.S. Consumers as Bigger Hit to Growth Seen - Bloomberg “Assuming… Continue reading Trade War Snags U.S. Consumers as Bigger Hit to Growth Seen – Bloomberg

Education

Arizona schools chief Diane Douglas proposes education standards

Arizona Superintendent Diane Douglas proposing adopting K-12 public school standards created by the private, conservative Hillsdale College. Source: Arizona schools chief Diane Douglas proposes education standards “The Hillsdale set, referred to as the "Barney Charter School Initiative's Scope and Sequence," would replace all Arizona academic standards. No other state appears to adhere to the Hillsdale… Continue reading Arizona schools chief Diane Douglas proposes education standards

Economy

Americans Want to Believe Jobs Are the Solution to Poverty. They’re Not. – The New York Times

U.S. unemployment is down and jobs are going unfilled. But for people without much education, the real question is: Do those jobs pay enough to live on? Source: Americans Want to Believe Jobs Are the Solution to Poverty. They’re Not. - The New York Times “Over the last 40 years, the economy has expanded and… Continue reading Americans Want to Believe Jobs Are the Solution to Poverty. They’re Not. – The New York Times

Economy, Education

Oversight of Arizona ESA school-voucher program ‘almost a sham’

Lawmakers were told in 2011 that oversight of the voucher program was so weak, it "was almost a sham." Little has changed. Source: Oversight of Arizona ESA school-voucher program 'almost a sham' "As the program expanded, resources to scrutinize the expenditures — made using state-provided debit cards — never kept pace. The Legislature gave the… Continue reading Oversight of Arizona ESA school-voucher program ‘almost a sham’

Economy, Education

Arizona is losing money on private school subsidies, research finds

Arizona is losing money on its private school subsidy programs, a policy paper from the Grand Canyon Institute recently found. Source: Arizona is losing money on private school subsidies, research finds "“(Arizona) spent $141 million to support just over 13,000 students,” lead researcher David Wells said, referring to the data from 2015 and 2016. “$10,700… Continue reading Arizona is losing money on private school subsidies, research finds

Healthcare

Report: Pharma exec says he had ‘moral requirement’ to raise drug price 400% – CNN

A Nostrum Pharmaceuticals executive defended his company's recent 400% nitrofurantoin price increase, telling the Financial Times that it had a "moral requirement to sell the product at the highest price." The head of the FDA blasted the executive on Twitter. Source: Report: Pharma exec says he had 'moral requirement' to raise drug price 400% -… Continue reading Report: Pharma exec says he had ‘moral requirement’ to raise drug price 400% – CNN

Education

Rep. Eddie Farnsworth is a charter school millionaire, thanks to you

Arizona Rep. Eddie Farnsworth is the latest charter school operator to use charter schools as his personal ATM – one that shoots out public funds. Source: Rep. Eddie Farnsworth is a charter school millionaire, thanks to you This kind personal profiteering off of our hard earned tax dollars is only legal because those doing it… Continue reading Rep. Eddie Farnsworth is a charter school millionaire, thanks to you