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Bipartisan budget boosts Arizona school funding, employee pay raises, transportation

Republicans and Democrats joined forces early Thursday morning to pass a $15.8 billion budget that significantly increases K-12 funding as state lawmakers scrambled to approve a spending plan and avert a state government shutdown on July 1.... Read more»

GOP plan to expand school vouchers to all 1.1M Az students advances, but appears doomed

A proposal to let all 1.1 million Arizona students get taxpayer dollars to attend private school cleared a state legislative committee on Wednesday with Republican support, but it won’t have the votes needed to win approval in the full House of Representatives.... Read more»

Last-minute K-12 funding overhaul clears Arizona House committee

An eleventh-hour proposal that would make sweeping changes to how Arizona schools are funded won Republican approval on a legislative panel Monday, despite the devastating budget cuts that critics say many schools will face if it becomes law. ... Read more»

Az House wants to limit emergency powers, as COVID declaration continues

Arizona House Republicans approved severe limits on states of emergency - a clear move against proclamations made during the pandemic, such as the ones which which allowed Gov. Doug Ducey to mobilize efforts to support vaccination and monitoring of the virus and receive funds.... Read more»

Capital COVID: Arizona state, federal lawmakers face different pandemic rules

Even though U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday, the Tucson Democrat was still able to cast votes in Congress by proxy Thursday while he was quarantined at home - an option many state lawmakers with they had.... Read more»

Ethics complaints filed over GOP anti-LGBTQ comments

Republican state Reps. John Fillmore and Kevin Payne are both facing ethics complaints for anti-LGBTQ and discriminatory comments made Wednesday during a Government and Elections Committee meeting, including referring to the child of a community member testifying virtually as "it".... Read more»