Tag: Request to Speak

Opinion — Robb: The most important bill in Arizona this year actually might pass. Request to Speak

| February 21, 2018
Opinion — Robb: The most important bill in Arizona this year actually might pass. Request to Speak

The most important bill before the Arizona Legislature this session is attracting virtually no attention or notice.

That would be House Bill 2158, which would extend the education sales tax approved by voters in 2000, Proposition 301, beyond its expiration date in 2021.

There is a constitutional provision that requires tax increases to be approved with a two-thirds vote in both chambers of the Legislature. Because the status quo is that the tax goes away, retaining it legislatively requires a two-thirds vote.

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Easy Way to Weigh in on Education Bills

| December 20, 2017
Easy Way to Weigh in on Education Bills

The Request to Speak system is an online tool that lets you give legislators your feedback on bills. You can use the system to show that you support or oppose a bill and provide the reason why. You do not have to speak as the name implies. It is one of the easiest ways to share your opinions directly with legislators, all from the comfort of your home or office!

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Request to Speak System Offers Easy Way to Weigh in on Education Bills

| January 4, 2017
Request to Speak System Offers Easy Way to Weigh in on Education Bills

The Request to Speak system is an online tool that lets you give legislators your feedback on bills. You can use the system to show that you support or oppose a bill and provide the reason why. You do not have to speak as the name implies. It is one of the easiest ways to share your opinions directly with legislators, all from the comfort of your home or office!

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Arizona Education Association reports voucher expansion bill on House Appropriations Agenda, urges ‘Stop Zombie Voucher Bill!’

| March 23, 2016
Arizona Education Association reports voucher expansion bill on House Appropriations Agenda, urges ‘Stop Zombie Voucher Bill!’

Voucher expansion bill rises from the dead! We keep fighting legislation that drains the lifeblood from public education funding and they keep coming back.

SB1279 was a bill that expanded the state’s private school voucher program to all students that we thought was dead. It’s shown up on the agenda for Wednesday’s House Appropriations Committee with a Stike Everything Amendment expanding vouchers to students eligible for the low-income scholarships from Student Tuition Organizations for private schools.

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Expect More Arizona — The Legislative Session So Far

| March 9, 2016
Expect More Arizona — The Legislative Session So Far

A Q/A with the 2014 Arizona Teacher of the Year and Classrooms First Initiative Council Member, Beth Maloney

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Opening Day for the Arizona Legislature is January 11, 2016

| December 28, 2015
Opening Day for the Arizona Legislature is January 11, 2016

Mark your calendars now, and gear up for what is sure to be an incredibly active and engaging Legislative Session, starting this coming Monday, January 11, 2016.  YOUR voice and your action are needed to ensure all children in Arizona have the resources and support they need to reach their full potential.  Please join CCC&Y […]

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Opening Day for the Arizona Legislature is January 11, 2016

| December 21, 2015
Opening Day for the Arizona Legislature is January 11, 2016

Mark your calendars now, and gear up for what is sure to be an incredibly active and engaging Legislative Session, starting this coming Monday, January 11, 2016.  YOUR voice and your action are needed to ensure all children in Arizona have the resources and support they need to reach their full potential.  Please join CCC&Y […]

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Expect More Arizona provides new link to help public sign up for legislature’s ‘Request to Speak’ system

| December 16, 2015
Expect More Arizona provides new link to help public sign up for legislature’s ‘Request to Speak’ system

Are you looking for a way to weigh in on important policies this legislative session? Now is a critical time for parents, educators and voters to share their elevate their voices in support of our school.
The Request to Speak system is an online tool that lets you give legislators your feedback on active bills, including the state budget.

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Commentary: Arizona education legislation — Be heard with technology

| February 23, 2015
Commentary: Arizona education legislation — Be heard with technology

February 22, 2015 • By Frank X. Moraga • AmigosNAZ Request to Speak system allows public to comment on, follow bill status from home … Geoff Esposito, government-relations analyst for the Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA), was in Flagstaff recently presenting a session on the legislature’s Request to Speak system. The event, presented by the Coconino […]

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