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By Press Release | April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
Video: WATCH: Parents Support Prop 123

From Let’s Vote Yes for Arizona Schools, in Support of Prop 123:

Proposition 123 today released a new TV ad featuring parents of Arizona students who are supportive of the initiative and want to see more money in the classroom right now.

Parents know Arizona is struggling to attract and retain quality teachers because of low teacher pay. Prop 123 will provide $3.5 billion in new funding to K-12 public schools over the next 10 years without raising taxes, and many school districts …

By Press Release | April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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From the AZ GOP:

1,251 State Delegates to Assemble for Arizona Republican State Convention

The list of delegates is here and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone on April 30th for the Convention. Map of the Mesa Convention Center is here. These delegates were elected in March and April at 40 different meetings throughout Arizona, and we’ll gather to elect 55 delegates and 55 alternates to join Robert Graham (AZGOP Chairman), Bruce …

By Press Release | April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
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From the Arizona State Senate Republican Caucus:

Senator Sylvia Allen today urged local school leaders and administrators to work with parents, be respectful and not retaliate against a student for choices that parent may make. 

It is that time of year again when Arizona schools are administering the statewide assessment to our students, also known as AzMERIT.  Unfortunately, another legislative session is coming to an end where a parent’s right to make educational decisions for their children are not being recognized in …

By Press Release | April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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From Data Orbital:

A recent poll commissioned by Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy (ARDP) shows the path towards marijuana legalization will be an arduous one. With much uncertainty of the affects recreational marijuana use has had in Colorado, voters in Arizona are unwilling to take the risk.

Data Orbital, a Phoenix based consulting firm, announced today the results of a recent survey conducted of likely general election voters in Arizona. The live poll showed that recreational marijuana legalization lags in support, with voters …

By Press Release | April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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From Andy Tobin:

From standing up with President Reagan on a National Balanced Budget Amendment and raising funds for MDA and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, to helping the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation and then being elected to the Arizona Legislature and ultimately Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, you’ve been there at the ready to help me and other conservative leaders make this world a much better and freer place.

As Speaker, I shepherded through bold, conservative ideas. We enacted significant government efficiency reforms, …

By Press Release | April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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From Let’s Vote Yes for Arizona’s Schools, in Support of Prop 123:

 

WATCH: CBS5: “Governor Doug Ducey is all in on his plan to pump $3.5 billion into public schools over the next decade,” (Sean McLaughlin , CBS5 News, 3/18/2016)

Arizona Republic Op-Ed: “Without question, teacher pay remains the most important — and most unaddressed — crisis faced by Arizona public schools. Excellence in the classroom requires public investment, and we do not have a greater and more rapid way …

By Press Release | April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
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From Let’s Vote Yes for Arizona’s Schools, in Support of Prop 123:

By: Governor Doug Ducey

This week, Arizonans will receive early ballots in the mail for one of the most important policy initiatives of this election cycle – the passage of Proposition 123 to increase funding for public schools in Arizona.

As many in our state know, there has been a dark cloud hanging over Arizona’s budget when it comes to funding education.

Our kids have needs today

Voting “yes” on Prop. 123 will …

By Press Release | April 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
Kartchner Caverns Cave State Park Arizona AZ Big Room

From the Office of Governor Doug Ducey:

Kartchner Caverns State Park, in Southern Arizona, was voted the best cave in the United States as part of the 2016 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.

“Arizona’s state parks are some of the most stunning in the world – and we’re excited that people from across the country agree,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “We’re grateful to Arizona State Parks for their efforts to preserve Kartchner Caverns’ natural environment and provide outstanding recreational opportunities for visitors from …

By Press Release | April 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
Video: Governor Doug Ducey Recognizes National Volunteer Month

From the Office of Governor Doug Ducey:

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, Governor Doug Ducey, in partnership with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBS) and Phoenix Mayor Stanton’s Office, released a public service announcement today encouraging Arizonans to actively seek out mentorship and volunteer opportunities.

“I want to thank the BBBS and their many volunteer mentors for the positive impact they have had on Arizona,” said Governor Ducey. “By working together through volunteerism and service we can make …

By Press Release | April 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
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From the Independent Women’s Forum:

While women in America have more opportunities than ever before, significant challenges and hardships remain. Today, millions of American women are jobless; their labor force participation rate is at its lowest level since 1988. Many women aren’t working because they can’t find jobs that pay enough or offer the hours and flexibility that they need. Moreover, everyday living expenses – the cost of goods, services, home, and energy – have steadily increased leaving families stretching their budgets …