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What You Need to Know About The Arizona Center for Economic Progress

March 20, 2017
The Arizona Center for Economic Progress engages a diverse group of partners in advancing thoughtful analysis and effective solutions to generate economic growth shared by all Arizonans. We work toward a long-term vision that builds economic opportunity and quality jobs through great education, balanced tax and budget policies, as well as robust infrastructure. Read more

Urge Your Elected Officials to Say NO to the American Health Care Act

March 15, 2017
Together, we have made a huge difference; let’s keep up the good work! Here are two important actions you can take this week: 1) Today, March 16th, is National Medicaid Call-In Day. People from around the country will call Congress to tell them to vote NO on the American Health Care Act. Read more

House GOP Health Care Proposal Would Make Coverage Unaffordable for Arizonans

March 9, 2017
PDF Version  Fewer Available Tax Credits Would Hit Arizona Hard (Phoenix, AZ) – Arizona would be among the states facing the biggest cuts to tax credits in the nation under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal plan being considered by House Committees this week, according to new estimates released today by the Washington, DC-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Read more

A Spot of Good News: The Number of Kids in Foster Care is Dropping

March 1, 2017
Some good news from the Department of Child Safety (DCS): The number of children in foster care has been declining with children moving to permanent homes from foster care and fewer children entering care. As of December 2016, there were 17,149 children in foster care down from a high of 19,044 in February. Read more

Policy Brief: Arizona Families and Economy Count on the Affordable Care Act

February 21, 2017
Our latest policy brief: Arizona Families and Economy Count on Health Coverage in the Affordable Care Act.  Read more

Join Advocates for Public Education at the State Capitol Monday

February 17, 2017
Monday is Presidents’ Day — Bring your kids and a couple of friends to celebrate with fellow champions for public education and show our elected officials our support for investments in teachers and students. AZ Schools Now will meet at 10:30 in front of the State House of Representatives, 1700 W. Read more

Education Advocates Unite for AZ Schools Now Town Hall

February 3, 2017
Unite for change and join AZ Schools Now for a town hall meeting on K-12 education. With K-12 initiatives at the top of the legislative agenda, now is the time to be part of the discussion about important education measures being considered at the Capitol. When: Thursday, February 16, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Where: Central High School Auditorium 4525 N. Read more

You’re Invited: Early Childhood Legislative Day

February 1, 2017
Come join the fun at the State Capitol! Early childhood champions are gathering to raise awareness of the importance of the early years at Early Childhood Legislative Day. Network with friends and legislators, as we show how early childhood development and health contribute to healthy children, third grade literacy, enhanced economic development and strong communities! Read more

Tell Your Representatives It’s Time to Raise Teacher Pay

January 31, 2017
Governor Ducey recently made his budget recommendations for next year, which included limited spending on 15 different education initiatives. While we are encouraged the Governor has named public education as his top priority, a sprinkle of money in a whole bunch of buckets won’t move the needle on any of our education goals. Read more

What is in Governor Ducey’s Budget for Education and Families?

January 26, 2017
Comparing what Governor Ducey proposed in his State of the State to his budget released this month, we’ve analyzed the proposals and put the important issues into a one page infographic. You’ll see that his BIG goals do not match up with the small investments. Read more