Tag: Arizona Budget

Final Education Budget – What you need to know. See related stories here

| May 8, 2018
Final Education Budget – What you need to know. See related stories here

Education budget bills have passed through the Legislature and been signed by the Governor. This budget is by no means a complete, long-term solution, but it does put us on a strong path to raising teacher pay significantly over the next three years and fully restoring District and Charter Additional Assistance in five years, which are huge steps forward for education. 

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azcentral reports: Legislature approves a budget. See related stories here

| May 4, 2016
azcentral reports: Legislature approves a budget. See related stories here

In the wee hours Wednesday morning, the Arizona Legislature approved a $9.6 billion budget that restores some funding to K-12 education and provides a tax cut for business owners, while ignoring passionate pleas to revive a children’s health-care program for low-income families.

The spending plan that will head to Gov. Doug Ducey passed with Republican support while Democrats ripped its failure to revive the federally funded KidsCare, which they said would have covered 30,000 children at no cost to the state.

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A First Look at What’s Inside the Proposed Arizona Budget for Education

| April 27, 2016
A First Look at What’s Inside the Proposed Arizona Budget for Education

In the budget proposal recently released by Arizona lawmakers, we are beginning to see the impact you have made by advocating for education funding. Expect More Arizona is encouraged by much of what is included in the budget, but your help is still needed to ensure priorities like delaying the implementation of Current Year Funding and increasing funding for our universities to support in-state resident students.

The fiscal year 2017 budget proposal is a move in the right direction to support the long-term solution that’s needed for education funding in Arizona. We are pleased to see $111 million in new, ongoing funding for K-12 education.

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Passing Proposed Arizona Budget Could Be A Challenge For Legislature

| April 27, 2016
Passing Proposed Arizona Budget Could Be A Challenge For Legislature

At the Arizona Capitol, Republican legislative leaders have come together on a nearly $9.6 billion spending plan, but there’s still some practical work to be done.

A big part of that, of course, is getting a majority of House and Senate rank and file members to vote for the package. That seems to be more of a challenge in the House at this point.

Arizona Capitol Times reporter Hank Stephenson weighed in on the subject.

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What to Look for in This Week’s State Budget Proposal

| January 11, 2016
What to Look for in This Week’s State Budget Proposal

The state budget can be a powerful tool to reach our common goals for health, education, security and a vibrant, prosperous future. It is a blueprint for putting our values and our priorities into action. Learn more about what to look for in Governor Duecy’s budget!

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Grandfamily Event at the Capitol – September 10th

| September 2, 2015
Grandfamily Event at the Capitol – September 10th

Join Central Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors to hear from budget experts about how the Arizona state budget will affect Grandfamilies on September 10, 2015 from 10:00am-12:00pm.

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Arizona’s unexpected $250 million windfall sets up battle in Legislature

| July 1, 2015
Arizona’s unexpected $250 million windfall sets up battle in Legislature

By Alla Beard Rau • The Republic • azcentral.com As Arizona’s economy continued to languish in the years following the end of the Great Recession, state leaders pushed through painful budget cuts amid looming threats of shortfalls that could again grow into the billions of dollars. This fiscal year began similarly, but will end Tuesday […]

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Campaign for Change EXTENDED thru June 1st

| May 16, 2015
Campaign for Change EXTENDED thru June 1st

Children’s Action Alliance (CAA): The legislative session is over, but we can’t let the grassroots protests about the bad budget decisions disappear. Write a short message to Governor Ducey today and join other Arizonans like you who want a better state budget for a brighter Arizona future. Together, we can keep the issues bubbling in […]

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REMEMBER Campaign for Change – Write a Postcard for A Brighter Arizona! – Deadline May 8th

| April 27, 2015
REMEMBER Campaign for Change – Write a Postcard for A Brighter Arizona! – Deadline May 8th

Children’s Action Alliance (CAA): The legislative session is over, but we can’t let the grassroots protests about the bad budget decisions disappear. Write a short message to Governor Ducey today and join other Arizonans like you who want a better state budget for a brighter Arizona future. Together, we can keep the issues bubbling in […]

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REMEMBER Campaign for Change – Write a Postcard for A Brighter Arizona! – Deadline May 8th

| April 22, 2015
REMEMBER Campaign for Change – Write a Postcard for A Brighter Arizona! – Deadline May 8th

Children’s Action Alliance (CAA): The legislative session is over, but we can’t let the grassroots protests about the bad budget decisions disappear. Write a short message to Governor Ducey today and join other Arizonans like you who want a better state budget for a brighter Arizona future. Together, we can keep the issues bubbling in […]

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