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  • What You Need to Know About the State Budget

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    We continue to await detailed proposals from both chambers of the legislature, as negotiating the FY 2017 budget once again goes on behind closed doors. From the numbers we have seen so far, the proposals from Senate president Biggs and House Speaker Gowan include reduced funding ...

    What You Need to Know About the State Budget
  • State Legislative Update: What You Need to Know About the Budget

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    Budget charts are circulating throughout the capitol that reflect proposals from Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker David Gowan. They are working to round up enough votes to pass the budget over the next two weeks. Now is the time for Arizonans to let our own state sen ...

    State Legislative Update: What You Need to Know About the Budget
  • Private School Tax Credits & Vouchers Undermine Public Schools

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    Like Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (a.k.a. vouchers), Arizona’s private school tax credits take money away from public schools and give it to private schools without accountability or budget controls. More than $100 million was diverted to private schools from the state budg ...

    Private School Tax Credits & Vouchers Undermine Public Schools
  • Return on Education: What Does the State Land Trust Mean for AZ Schools?

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    Questions and options about financing K-12 public schools take center stage for Arizona families and employers as the lawsuit over inflation funding continues, the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education tangle over helping schools achieve third grad ...

    Return on Education: What Does the State Land Trust Mean for AZ Schools?
  • Find Your Elected Officials

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    Kids can’t speak out for themselves but YOU can help make their voices heard through Children’s Action Alliance! Please use your voice to help Arizona’s children at the state capitol and our federal capitol in Washington D.C.

    Find Your Elected Officials

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New Study Finds Parents’ Incarceration Has Major Impact on Kids

April 25, 2016 The country’s “tough on crime” policies, with harsher prison sentences for offenders, have had a big impact on American families, including more than five million children whose parents are incarcerated. As a result of their parents’ absence, these kids are more likely to experience poverty, homelessness, hunger and emotional distress. These effects can be lasting, even lifelong. Read more

Take the Pledge to Support Arizona Schools

Hold Politicians Accountable to Support Arizona Schools! April 22, 2016 Join us and take the pledge to support Arizona public schools beyond next month’s vote on Proposition 123, a measure that will provide much needed education dollars to districts and charters in the short term. In the longer term, we want to keep the pressure on public officials to focus on devising a sustainable way to fund K-12 schools and stop diverting monies to private schools and unneccessary tax cuts. Read more

What You Need to Know About the State Budget

canstockphoto27175786 April 19, 2016 We continue to await detailed proposals from both chambers of the legislature, as negotiating the FY 2017 budget once again goes on behind closed doors. From the numbers we have seen so far, the proposals from Senate president Biggs and House Speaker Gowan include reduced funding for public schools and a yet-to-be-named PERMANENT tax cut of $30 million, funds that are desperately needed for districts struggling to keep experienced teachers and classrooms using outdated technology and texbooks. Read more

Thank You For Participating in Our News Conference and Rally at the State Capitol

News conference KidsCare Gina Cobb CROPPED April 14, 2016 A big thank you to our community partners, members of the Cover Kids Coalition and constituents across Arizona who joined us this week for a news conference and rally at the State Capitol, as we urged lawmakers to include KidsCare in their budget proposals to Governor Ducey. We also thank each of you who have emailed and called your representatives and the Governor to voice your support over the past several months. Read more

State Legislative Update: What You Need to Know About the Budget

canstockphoto10144631 April 6, 2016 Budget charts are circulating throughout the capitol that reflect proposals from Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker David Gowan. They are working to round up enough votes to pass the budget over the next two weeks. Now is the time for Arizonans to let our own state senators and representatives know what priorities we want them to vote for in the budget. Read more