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Who’s for Kids and Who’s Just Kidding: A 2017 Legislative Report Card for Kids

Children’s Action Alliance is pleased to bring you our annual report card, Who’s for Kids and Who’s Just Kidding, an overview of how your legislators voted on priority measures for the 2017 session. This year, we looked at how lawmakers voted on tax cuts, the state budget, school vouchers (Empowerment Scholarship Accounts) and driver’s insurance for foster youth. Read more

ICYMI: A Snapshot of Lawmakers’ 2017 – 18 Budget

PDF Version for printing here If you’ve not had a chance to get caught up on the latest legislative news since the session ended, here is a quick snapshot of what it looks like for the next fiscal year: Read more

The Good and Not-So-Good of the 2018 State Budget

The state legislature ended its 2017 session last night. There were a few small bright spots for children and families. But the big decisions put us on a path to endanger children’s health, education and security going forward. Many Arizona lawmakers continue to point to the 2009 Great Recession, to blame struggling parents, and to vilify cities and school boards instead of standing up to take responsibility for the policy decisions in their hands. Read more

State Budget Behind Closed Doors: Not Enough to Protect Arizona Families

State budget negotiations have been behind the scenes like usual and an official budget proposal was released yesterday for hearings today. While the budget has some small signs of progress for children and families, the big picture will do nothing to improve children’s health education and security. The good news is the votes are not nailed down and there is still a chance to re-shape this budget! Read more

How Are Kids Doing in Your Legislative District?

Children’s Action Alliance is pleased to share with you our 2017 legislative district fact sheets, information about Arizona’s 30 legislative districts that is updated annually. Our work is data-driven, and these fact sheets – which we share each year with lawmakers – give you a good sense of what we analyze on a regular basis to determine our policy priorities for the legislative session. Read more

Our Public Policy Priorities for 2017

Children’s Action Alliance invites you to join us as we stand up for policies and practices that create a brighter future for our children and a vibrant economy for Arizona. Each year, the Governor and state legislature must enact a balanced budget that meets voter priorities for health, education, and security. Read more

Who’s for Kids and Who’s Just Kidding? Our Annual Legislative Update for 2016

To put it mildly, it has been a rollercoaster legislative session for kids this year, and we have compiled a list of our priority bills and tracked voting records of every Arizona state senator and representative. We are enclosing a link to our 2016 Annual Who’s for Kids and Who’s Just Kidding? Read more

An Update on Bills from the 2016 Legislative Session

Since the beginning of the legislative session in January, we have shared updates on bills supported by Children’s Action Alliance making their way through the Arizona House and Senate. Now that the legislature has finished business for the regular session, we are sharing the latest on a few pieces of legislation we have been watching for the last five months. Read more

Your Voice is Being Heard at the Legislature

Dear Friends, Thanks to your support, four bills that will improve children’s health, education and security have moved forward this week! President and CEO Dana Wolfe Naimark testifies in support of lifting the freeze on KidsCare at the state legislature on Feb. 9. Our community showed strong and unified support for lifting the temporary freeze on KidsCare.   Read more

Children’s Action Alliance Priority Bills for the 2016 Legislative Session

February 2, 2016 We have the latest news on proposed bills that will build children’s health, education and security, as well as bad ideas that will make it harder for children and families to succeed. Stay tuned for updates on committee assignments and hearings and how you can weigh in. Good for Kids HB 2309 and SB 1385:  Reinstating KidsCare Sponsors:  Rep. Read more