Economy

Lynn Stuart Parramore: Bankruptcy is increasingly a rite of passage for America’s seniors. It doesn’t have to be this way.

The wealthiest country in the world should be able to keep older people living in security and dignity. We just have to choose to do it. Source: Lynn Stuart Parramore: Bankruptcy is increasingly a rite of passage for America's seniors. It doesn't have to be this way. "The wealthiest country in the world should be… Continue reading Lynn Stuart Parramore: Bankruptcy is increasingly a rite of passage for America’s seniors. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Economy, OutlawDirtyMoney

APS gets even richer off you (thanks, Arizona Corporation Commission)

A rate increase that was supposed to generate $95 million a year in profits for APS has raked in $128 million in just 10 months. Source: APS gets even richer off you (thanks, Arizona Corporation Commission) The level of corporate influence and corruption in our state has become staggering! Working class Arizonans and their hard… Continue reading APS gets even richer off you (thanks, Arizona Corporation Commission)

Environment

Drought brings big worries for farmers across northern Europe

"I have never seen this type of hot and dry weather, and I’ve been farming over 30 years," one farmer in Finland said. Source: Drought brings big worries for farmers across northern Europe Climate change is a real crisis, not just in Arizona and the US, but around the world. Our food supply and economy… Continue reading Drought brings big worries for farmers across northern Europe

Education

As education takes center stage in Arizona election, study ranks state near bottom | Local news | tucson.com

Arizona schools are near the bottom of the barrel nationally when academics, class size and even student bullying are considered, study finds. Source: As education takes center stage in Arizona election, study ranks state near bottom | Local news | tucson.com “Arizona schools are near the bottom of the barrel nationally when academics, class size… Continue reading As education takes center stage in Arizona election, study ranks state near bottom | Local news | tucson.com

Economy

Trump Administration Mulls a Unilateral Tax Cut for the Rich – The New York Times

A proposal under consideration at the Treasury Department would bypass Congress and use federal regulation to index capital gains for inflation, a $100 billion boost for high earners. Source: Trump Administration Mulls a Unilateral Tax Cut for the Rich - The New York Times “Independent analyses suggest that more than 97 percent of the benefits… Continue reading Trump Administration Mulls a Unilateral Tax Cut for the Rich – The New York Times

Economy, Environment

Heat waves 2018: the cost of climate change includes workers’ lives and lost productivity – Vox

Extreme heat has already killed several outdoor workers this summer. Source: Heat waves 2018: the cost of climate change includes workers’ lives and lost productivity - Vox Climate change is a human and economic crisis in Arizona as well as the nation. I will work to put Arizona in front of climate conscious policy and… Continue reading Heat waves 2018: the cost of climate change includes workers’ lives and lost productivity – Vox

Environment

Goliath vs. Goliath: Arizona utility confronts California billionaire | Local news | tucson.com

Court fight will decide whether Arizonans get to vote on renewable-energy mandate. Source: Goliath vs. Goliath: Arizona utility confronts California billionaire | Local news | tucson.com “Pinnacle West Capital Corp., the parent company of Arizona Public Service, is financing the effort to keep the measure off the November ballot. So far the company has put… Continue reading Goliath vs. Goliath: Arizona utility confronts California billionaire | Local news | tucson.com

Vote!

Young Voter Registration Increases Nationwide and in Arizona | Phoenix New Times

A new study shows voter registration in people aged 18-29 has increased by 8.2 percent in Arizona. Source: Young Voter Registration Increases Nationwide and in Arizona | Phoenix New Times This election is so important for all of Arizona. It’s about restoring integrity, honesty and fairness to our state and nation. It’s about electing leaders… Continue reading Young Voter Registration Increases Nationwide and in Arizona | Phoenix New Times

Education

Why Arizona Is Building Tiny Homes for School Teachers – CityLab

The state ranks last in the nation for elementary school teacher salaries. For one rural school district, building a tiny-home community for staffers is one way to address the issue. Source: Why Arizona Is Building Tiny Homes for School Teachers - CityLab This is a very creative solution to a problem that should not exist.… Continue reading Why Arizona Is Building Tiny Homes for School Teachers – CityLab

Environment

Majority of Arizona voters support renewable energy investment, poll finds

A new poll found that there was wide support among Arizona voters for renewable energy, with 75 percent saying the state should prioritize solar as an energy source in the next decade. Source: Majority of Arizona voters support renewable energy investment, poll finds The majority of Arizonan’s want this state to invest in renewable energy… Continue reading Majority of Arizona voters support renewable energy investment, poll finds