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Who’s for Kids and Who’s Just Kidding

Check out this year's scorecard

Arizona legislators had a unique opportunity this legislative session. The pandemic did not result in the $1 billion deficit that was expected. Instead, analysts projected there was more than $1.5 billion in ongoing, unobligated revenues plus nearly $3 billion in one-time cash. These funds could have been used to invest in Arizona’s future. From public schools to health care to affordable housing, many opportunities existed to make improvements that would have long-lasting impacts on our state. Instead, the legislature squandered this opportunity and passed record-breaking tax cuts. As a result, the cuts will have a devastating impact on Arizona’s future by taking away revenue that future legislatures and Governors could use to make the types of investments in our children and families that enable all Arizona communities to thrive.

Not all legislators voted for these bad policies. There were some bright spots this legislative session when most lawmakers came together to pass legislation that will make a positive difference in the lives of Arizona children. Our legislative scorecard is a resource, to provide a glimpse at some of the key legislation introduced this year impacting children and how Arizona legislators voted on those bills. All legislators like to claim they are champions of children at the State Capitol. That is why we provide a scorecard to help you decipher who is for kids and who is just kidding.

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Leadership Academies applications now open!

CAA and Arizona Early Childhood Alliance (AZECA) Leadership Academies are now accepting applications!  Both leadership academies are designed to bring community leaders together to amplify their voices in a unique way to influence policymakers on children and health issues.   CAA’s Lived Experience…

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Join us for 35 Years: Through the Eyes of a Child, November 1st

Children’s Action Alliance’s (CAA) annual fundraiser event, Through the Eyes of a Child, celebrates child advocates and policymakers who have supported CAA’s vision to create an Arizona where all children and families thrive.  More than 150 partners, supporters, and elected officials will come…

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The Child Care Cliff: What Arizona Needs to Know

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