Economy, Education

$700,000 in Arizona private school voucher funds may have been misused

A new report found that serious problems continue with the Arizona voucher program that allows parents to use taxpayer money to send their kids to private schools. Source: $700,000 in Arizona private school voucher funds may have been misused There are currently approximately 5000 students using vouchers. Parents may have misused $700,000 of taxpayer money.… Continue reading $700,000 in Arizona private school voucher funds may have been misused

Economy

Most Americans say finances haven’t improved since 2016 election

Twenty-seven percent of people earning under $30,000 a year said their finances have worsened since the last presidential election. Source: Most Americans say finances haven't improved since 2016 election The economy has not improved since the last election for too many of our neighbors. "Of those making less than $30,000 per year, 78 percent said… Continue reading Most Americans say finances haven’t improved since 2016 election

Economy, Healthcare

Democrats find new ways to talk about entitlement cuts in campaign’s closing days

A new report shows that GOP tax cuts cost the same as proposed entitlement cuts. Source: Democrats find new ways to talk about entitlement cuts in campaign's closing days A study, based on calculations by the nonprofit Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, was released late last week. It shows that the estimated $2 trillion… Continue reading Democrats find new ways to talk about entitlement cuts in campaign’s closing days

Economy, Education

Ducey backs ballot initiative to use state funds for private schools

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said he supports a ballot initiative that would continue to provide state funds for parents who want to send their children to private schools. Source: Ducey backs ballot initiative to use state funds for private schools "Ducey said the program helps children like Jordan Visser, a student with cerebral palsy and… Continue reading Ducey backs ballot initiative to use state funds for private schools

Economy, Healthcare

Mitch McConnell Calls to Cut Social Security, Medicare

After instituting a $1.5 trillion tax cut, the Senate majority leader said Tuesday that the only way to lower the record-high federal deficit would be to cut entitlement programs. Source: Mitch McConnell Calls to Cut Social Security, Medicare "The debt, he said, was very “disturbing” and driven by “the three big entitlement programs that are… Continue reading Mitch McConnell Calls to Cut Social Security, Medicare

Economy, Education

Breaking down Prop. 305; what a ‘no’ and ‘yes’ vote means | Arizona News | azfamily.com

The education community is watching what happens with Prop. 305 closely as it could have a big impact on funding in our state. Source: Breaking down Prop. 305; what a 'no' and 'yes' vote means | Arizona News | azfamily.com This is a great educational piece on the impact of Prop 305. I intend to… Continue reading Breaking down Prop. 305; what a ‘no’ and ‘yes’ vote means | Arizona News | azfamily.com

Economy, Healthcare, OutlawDirtyMoney

Veterans Sustain Two Serious Defeats From Trump And The House To VA Health Care

This week, Trump warned, in effect, that he might stack a commission that will choose VA facilities to close.Also, the House passed an appropriation to shovel spending, not into VA facilities, but into private care. These are part of an agenda to privatize health care at the expense of veterans. Source: Veterans Sustain Two Serious… Continue reading Veterans Sustain Two Serious Defeats From Trump And The House To VA Health Care

Economy, Education

Consequences of Prop. 126: $250 million cut to Education, Future cuts to Transportation Funding and Higher Taxes on Goods – Grand Canyon Institute

Prop. 126 will trim the renewal of the education sales … Read more Source: Consequences of Prop. 126: $250 million cut to Education, Future cuts to Transportation Funding and Higher Taxes on Goods - Grand Canyon Institute An detailed analysis of Prop 126 shows it could cost $250M per year in Prop 301 funding for… Continue reading Consequences of Prop. 126: $250 million cut to Education, Future cuts to Transportation Funding and Higher Taxes on Goods – Grand Canyon Institute

Economy, Education

Arizona is missing $50 million in free cash for child care

Arizona is due more than $50 million for child care subsidies. But Gov. Doug Ducey will need to call a special session to get it. Source: Arizona is missing $50 million in free cash for child care The governor and #AZLEG leadership have had all summer to get this right. Family values includes ALL Arizona… Continue reading Arizona is missing $50 million in free cash for child care