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Arizona Housing Trust Fund to get $10 million in budget

For the first time since 2012, Arizona’s Housing Trust fund, which helps low-income families with their housing needs, will receive new money to the tune of $10 million.The fund receives money from the...

Townsend says her K-12 budget vote requires a politicking-in-classroom ban

Rep. Kelly Townsend says she won’t vote for the K-12 education portion of the proposed budget unless the legislature passes her plan to crack down on politicking in the classroom by teachers, which she wants as a response to the #RedForEd movement that culminated in a historic teachers’ strike last year.

The state budget proposal, annotated

The House of Representatives is currently debating the budget proposal in its Appropriations Committee, and the Senate is set to do the same today. Republican leaders have said they hope to bring the spending package to the floor for debate and a vote by Thursday.

Betty Guardado, Carlos Garcia poised to be new faces on Phoenix City Council

Union organizer Betty Guardado will be the new representative for District 5 in West Phoenix, unseating councilwoman Vania Guevara, and immigrant rights activist Carlos Garcia is poised to defeat former councilman Mike Johnson in District 8, according to preliminary election results.

Progressives protest Sinema at Dem Party dinner

Ten members of Progressive Democrats for America at the party’s 2019 Mofford-Warner Dinner on Saturday held up signs during Sinema’s speech that said “Vote like a Democrat.”

Budget lacking funds for medical residencies, despite statewide doctor shortage

Healthcare advocates are becoming increasingly concerned after learning that the budget deal that Gov. Doug Ducey struck with Republican legislative leaders does not contain money for graduate medical education funding, commonly referred to as GME.

Schweikert: Under Dems, U.S. House is ‘a theatrical body’

Michigan Congressman Justin Amash made news over the weekend when he became the first Republican in Congress to publicly declare that President Donald Trump has committed impeachable offenses.In a story today by our...

When you side with the predators over their victims, your moral compass is broken

“They care more about businesses and insurance (companies) than they do about the child victims of sexual abuse.”

Budget deal imperiled in Senate, where 4 Republicans oppose spending plan

The budget agreement between legislative leadership and Gov. Doug Ducey is in jeopardy in the Senate, where four Republicans say they plan to vote against the plan.

Townsend calls out security, humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border

Rep. Kelly Townsend on Monday presented a proclamation on the floor of the Arizona House of Representatives declaring a security and humanitarian crisis at the border with Mexico.
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