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Arizona in the time of COVID-19 – Housing Security

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting loss of income has put a real strain on the ability for many households in Arizona to make their rent or mortgage payments. Together with the inability to afford food and other…

Arizona in the time of COVID-19 – Food Access

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting loss of income has put a real strain on the ability for many households in Arizona to afford adequate food. Together with the inability to afford rent and other usual household expenses,…

Arizona in the time of COVID-19 – Household Expenses

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting loss of income has put a real strain on the ability for many households in Arizona to pay for their usual expenses. These include but are not limited to food, rent or mortgage payments,…

Our chance to invest in a People First Economy for Arizona

Abundance and bounty are not words typically associated with a state known for its harsh desert landscape. But when it comes to Arizona’s public resources—for once—there is plenty. According to the Joint Legislative…

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Arizona's regressive tax policy contributes significantly to economic and racial injustice

Tax policy plays a role in the fight for economic and racial justice. The type of tax and how it is structured matters. A new report issued by the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), Taxes and Racial Equity…

Arizona State Senate Chambers

What did the Arizona legislature miss this year?

This year, state lawmakers in Arizona introduced more than 1,800 pieces of legislation.  Committee chairs, using their power through rules and deadlines, select which bills receive a hearing for consideration. Every year…

SB 1452 – Diverting more state dollars to private schools at the expense of public school students

Despite the fact that Arizona voters resoundingly rejected a massive expansion of school vouchers in 2018, several voucher bills have been introduced this session. One of those bills is SB 1452. SB1452 not only extends eligibility…

State of the State

This week, the Arizona legislature convenes for its 2021 session. They do so amidst a pandemic that has taken a devastating toll on millions of Arizonans across the state. Arizona has the worst infection rate in the country….

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