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4,000 Square Miles. One Post Office. Why It’s So Hard to Vote in Arizona’s Indian Country. – Mother Jones

Meet the Arizona activists fighting to mobilize one tribal nation. Source: 4,000 Square Miles. One Post Office. Why It’s So Hard to Vote in Arizona’s Indian Country. – Mother Jones The right and obligation to vote is the foundation of our democracy. As your Representative I will work to protect the voice and vote of… Continue reading 4,000 Square Miles. One Post Office. Why It’s So Hard to Vote in Arizona’s Indian Country. – Mother Jones

Education

Report: Arizona saw biggest post-recession tuition increases in nation | Cronkite News – Arizona PBS

Arizona universities have posted the largest tuition increases in the nation since the start of the recession, with the $5,355 increase per student more than twice the national average, according to a recent national survey, that blames much of the increase on cuts to state support for higher ed. Source: Report: Arizona saw biggest post-recession… Continue reading Report: Arizona saw biggest post-recession tuition increases in nation | Cronkite News – Arizona PBS

Economy, Education

Breaking down Prop. 305; what a ‘no’ and ‘yes’ vote means | Arizona News | azfamily.com

The education community is watching what happens with Prop. 305 closely as it could have a big impact on funding in our state. Source: Breaking down Prop. 305; what a 'no' and 'yes' vote means | Arizona News | azfamily.com This is a great educational piece on the impact of Prop 305. I intend to… Continue reading Breaking down Prop. 305; what a ‘no’ and ‘yes’ vote means | Arizona News | azfamily.com

Economy, Healthcare, OutlawDirtyMoney

Veterans Sustain Two Serious Defeats From Trump And The House To VA Health Care

This week, Trump warned, in effect, that he might stack a commission that will choose VA facilities to close.Also, the House passed an appropriation to shovel spending, not into VA facilities, but into private care. These are part of an agenda to privatize health care at the expense of veterans. Source: Veterans Sustain Two Serious… Continue reading Veterans Sustain Two Serious Defeats From Trump And The House To VA Health Care

Economy, Education

Consequences of Prop. 126: $250 million cut to Education, Future cuts to Transportation Funding and Higher Taxes on Goods – Grand Canyon Institute

Prop. 126 will trim the renewal of the education sales … Read more Source: Consequences of Prop. 126: $250 million cut to Education, Future cuts to Transportation Funding and Higher Taxes on Goods - Grand Canyon Institute An detailed analysis of Prop 126 shows it could cost $250M per year in Prop 301 funding for… Continue reading Consequences of Prop. 126: $250 million cut to Education, Future cuts to Transportation Funding and Higher Taxes on Goods – Grand Canyon Institute

Environment

Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040 – The New York Times

A landmark United Nations report paints a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change than previously thought and says that avoiding damage requires quickly transforming the world economy. Source: Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040 - The New York Times We have debated, ignored… Continue reading Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040 – The New York Times

Healthcare

Brutal political fight to expand Medicaid was worth it – Arizona Capitol Times

Yes, the political fight of five years ago to restore and expand AHCCCS was brutal. But it was worth it. Source: Brutal political fight to expand Medicaid was worth it – Arizona Capitol Times Our State’s Medicaid (AHCCCS) expansion is so important to seniors, veterans, children, disabled and those with mental health issues. As your… Continue reading Brutal political fight to expand Medicaid was worth it – Arizona Capitol Times

OutlawDirtyMoney

Arizona Prop. 306: Voters undecided on clean elections measure

The Clean Elections Commission runs a public-financing system for candidates and enforces financial-reporting rules for election spending in Arizona. Source: Arizona Prop. 306: Voters undecided on clean elections measure "Clean Elections is our watchdog, and (Prop. 306) is the establishment’s attempt to defang it," they wrote. "How? By giving an obscure board of political insiders… Continue reading Arizona Prop. 306: Voters undecided on clean elections measure

Education

Walkout teachers now in a drive to win US statehouse posts

Kathy Hoffman and the other teacher candidates represent a wild-card political movement following the teacher-driven #RedForEd effort that drew support from parents and school children in Arizona, … Source: Walkout teachers now in a drive to win US statehouse posts The politicians who spent the last 10+ years creating the problems we face in public… Continue reading Walkout teachers now in a drive to win US statehouse posts

Education

Rep. Eddie Farnsworth’s roles as lawmaker, charter-school owner mix at Arizona Capitol

State Rep. Eddie Farnsworth said there is no conflict in voting to financially help charter schools, including his Benjamin Franklin chain. Source: Rep. Eddie Farnsworth's roles as lawmaker, charter-school owner mix at Arizona Capitol "Well after midnight, Mesnard, with Farnsworth as point man during a testy floor debate with Democrats, added an amendment to the budget. It exempted charter… Continue reading Rep. Eddie Farnsworth’s roles as lawmaker, charter-school owner mix at Arizona Capitol