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Ducey will decide fate of GOP bill to make it easier for Arizona parents to sue teachers

A bill to allow parents to sue Arizona teachers for "usurping the fundamental right" of a parent in raising their children won approval is now one signature from becoming law.... Read more»

Constitutional ban on 'critical race theory' in Az schools, universities one vote away from November ballot

The proposed Republican constitutional amendment that would make it unconstitutional for Arizona public schools, colleges and universities to teach so-called “critical race theory” goes before the full Senate for vote, and if passed, it will go directly to the November ballot. ... Read more»

Bill that would’ve forced Arizona teachers to out students modified

A GOP bill that would have forced teachers to out LGBTQ students was amended in the Senate Education Committee Tuesday to remove that language, but still faced criticism from Democratic lawmakers and the LGBTQ community.... Read more»

As rents soar, states take aim at local zoning laws

In 2021, U.S. rents rose faster over the previous year than they have in the past 20 years - with average rent prices in Arizona increasing 27% between Jan 2021 and Jan. 2022 - leaving many low- and medium-income renters priced out of homes and lawmakers rethinking zoning laws.... Read more»

Arizona GOP divided over reparations for workers who refused COVID vaccine

The Arizona House of Representatives on Monday gave preliminary approval to House Bill 2198, in which employers could be forced to fork out a year’s wages as reparations to employees whose religious exemptions from a company’s COVID-19 vaccination policy were denied. ... Read more»

Bipartisan bill to promote affordable housing introduced in Arizona House

Two Arizona legislators introduced a bipartisan bill Wednesday that would address the state’s housing crisis by increasing construction of affordable homes and providing aid to the homeless.... Read more»

Az Democrats call on Republicans to support paid leave, affordable housing

Arizona Democrats urged their Republican colleagues to support legislation that would ensure paid family and medical leave and greater access to affordable housing at a Tuesday press conference in front of the state Capitol. ... Read more»

GOP bill would force Arizona teachers to out LGBTQ students to parents

Arizona Republicans this week lined up behind a measure that would discipline teachers and open them up to lawsuits if they don’t tell parents everything a student tells them — even if the student confides that he or she is gay or transgender.... Read more»