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Children’s Action Alliance Selects January Contreras as New CEO

Children’s Action Alliance has named January Contreras to lead the organization as its new Chief Executive Officer. Contreras, a national and Arizona leader who has dedicated her career to strengthening the well-being and…

New Tool Illustrates Unexpected Qualities and Contributions of Arizona Immigrants

Though common narratives suggest that immigrants arrive in the United States with limited English skills, the opposite is true according to 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) five-year data from the U.S. Census Bureau….

A PRELIMINARY LOOK AT THE STATE BUDGET AND REVENUES

The last couple of weeks have given us a glimpse into what is likely to be a difficult session when the legislature returns in January: Significant funding needs with declining revenues.   Funding needs are high.  On September…

Celebrating the contributions of all Arizona workers this Labor Day!

The AZCenter celebrates the contributions of all Arizona workers this Labor Day. We honor the activists who worked to secure better working conditions and an additional day of rest for American workers when the first Monday…

OUR LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

2023 Legislative Agenda With a newly elected Governor and legislators representing newly drawn districts, the 2023 legislative session in Arizona presents a fresh opportunity to make vital policy changes. Many challenges…

Thank you Arizona voters!

Arizona voters helped make a college education more of a reality for thousands of Arizona Dreamers by approving Proposition 308.  The passage of Proposition 308 will allow all Dreamers who have lived in Arizona for more…

BEWARE! Proposition 132 is Carving Up Democracy this Halloween

Among the horrifying propositions that all Arizonans should beware of in this year’s ballot is Proposition 132.  On November 8th, Arizona voters join a growing, frightening trend of state efforts to simultaneously erode…

State Equalization Tax Rate (SETR) Repeal: A Boon For Commercial Property Owners and a Threat to Public Education.

This 2022 session, the Arizona Legislature significantly increased funding for K-12 education. However, the Legislature also permanently repealed the State Equalization Tax Rate (SETR), back-filling $330.5 million from the…

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