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Honoring a True Champion for Children

One of our heroes, the Honorable Jane Hull, along with her husband, Dr. Terry Hull, passed away over the weekend. Hull was Arizona’s first elected female governor and first woman to serve as the speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives. She was a champion for children and her legacy leaves an enduring impact on children and families in Arizona.

Through her leadership, Hull improved access to health care for children and created reliable funding sources for public education. In 1998, she worked with a broad coalition of community supporters to establish the Children’s Health Insurance Program in Arizona called KidsCare. In 2000, Hull championed Proposition 301, which provides millions of dollars annually in education funding through a 0.6-cent sales tax.

Champions like the Honorable Jane Hull remind us how leadership, tenacity, and courage can make a lasting impact in the lives of Arizona’s children and families. KidsCare remains the state’s insurance for kids with nearly 38,000 enrolled in the program today. We profoundly appreciate her service. She and her husband will be greatly missed.

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