Ward defends her legislative record on education funding

BY: - April 25, 2019

As Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward touted a plan by Sen. Sylvia Allen and Rep. Michelle Udall to raise the sales tax rate to provide more funding for K-12 schools, she glossed over votes in her own legislative record that cut education funding. In 2015, Ward’s final year in the Legislature, Arizona faced a […]


The AZGOP chair is calling on Democrats to roll GOP legislative leaders

BY: - April 24, 2019

Hell, it’s difficult to imagine a scenario where even half of the GOP lawmakers support asking voters to increase the sales tax.

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Republicans reeling after AZGOP chair Ward supports sales tax increase

BY: - April 24, 2019

Arizona GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward, a conservative firebrand who for years has championed the party’s grassroots base, is throwing the weight of the Arizona Republican Party behind an effort to increase the state sales tax to better fund education.


Instead of reforming charters, Ducey wants to reward bad actors

BY: - April 24, 2019

Instead of holding bad actors accountable, the governor is proposing large bonuses that will help some of the very schools who took advantage of lax regulations and filled their executives’ pockets with millions in taxpayer-funded largesse.

ACLU: Yuma high school unlawfully requires parents provide state ID to enroll students

BY: - April 23, 2019

According to the ACLU, administrators at the San Luis High School require a parent or guardian provide a state-issued ID to enroll a student.

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The 2019 legislative session that wasn’t

BY: - April 22, 2019

The legislative session is winding down, and — yet again — the needs of our children and our citizens have been neglected. I had hoped, given the results of the 2018 elections, that there would be a more bipartisan spirit to the debate and the decisions made by this current legislature, but that is not […]

The sound of silence on Ducey’s school safety plan

BY: - April 18, 2019

Note: This story has been updated to include additional comments from the Governor’s Office Gov. Doug Ducey insists that he hasn’t abandoned the school safety plan that lawmakers rejected in 2018 and that he still plans to revive it this year, but legislative leaders say they haven’t heard a word about it since the earliest […]

Fann holds tuition bill, has second thoughts on its need

BY: - April 16, 2019

Senate President Karen Fann said she’s asking the Arizona Board of Regents whether they need the legislature’s permission to create a new tuition category and plans to sit on legislation to create a new tuition rate for all Arizona high school graduates until she gets an answer.

‘No promo homo’ came from GOP amendment to Dem bill

BY: - April 12, 2019

Some Republican lawmakers noted that Arizona’s now repealed law barring public schools from providing HIV prevention instruction that “promotes a homosexual lifestyle” was actually passed by Democrats, a statement that’s technically true but doesn’t accurately portray the origins of the controversial law.

Whirlwind action to repeal ‘no promo homo’ earns cheers from LGBTQ community, ends lawsuit

BY: - April 11, 2019

Arizona’s “no promo homo” law is officially a thing of the past.

Ducey signs ‘no promo homo’ repeal

BY: - April 11, 2019

Arizona’s “no promo homo” law is officially a thing of the past. The passage of Senate Bill 1346 on Thursday likely brings an end to a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the 1991 law, which made it illegal for K-12 public schools to provide HIV prevention instruction that “promotes a homosexual lifestyle,” “portrays homosexuality as […]

House votes to repeal ‘no promo homo’ law

BY: - April 10, 2019

A Republican lawmaker has crafted language to repeal Arizona’s “no promo homo” law, and the Arizona House of Representatives will take up the issue on Wednesday afternoon.