Progress Now Arizona Calls on Representative Sonny Borrelli to Withdraw From Race Following Domestic Violence Allegations

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Phoenix– Following a recent article published by the Arizona Capitol Times detailing Representative Sonny Borrelli’s involvement in a domestic violence case, Progress Now Arizona believes the Representative should withdraw from his Senate race. Representative Borrelli pled guilty to a domestic violence charge for assaulting his wife at their home in 2001. Borrelli allegedly punched his wife multiple times.

Confidential Koch Brothers Document Details Takeover of Public Universities

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Phoenix, AZ- When the first drafts of the proposed state budget came out there was something odd. Someone had inserted $5 million into the budget for universities, but the money, which would automatically be appropriated every year, is earmarked only for “economic freedom schools.” That’s code for Koch Brothers University. Although no one at the Capitol will say who inserted … Read More

New Poll: 70% Of Arizona Voters Oppose Dark Money, Citizen Referendum and Redistricting Bills

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PHOENIX- A new Public Policy Polling survey commissioned by Progress Now Arizona,  finds that a trio of bills under discussion in the Arizona legislature related to campaign finance, overriding citizen initiatives and changing Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission are supported by fewer than one in four voters, and large majorities of voters between 66 and 78 percent of voters say they oppose … Read More

Former Chair of AZ GOP and candidate for state treasurer wants to “take guns away from blacks”

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Phoenix, Ariz. – October 14, 2015 – Randy Pullen, former Chair of Arizona’s Republican party, sent out a tweet during last night’s debate in response to the Black Lives Matter movement. Pullen’s tweet received several responses from activists and local reporters. “You knew all this ‘Second Amendment’ posturing was always about white people only having guns, right?” tweeted local blogger … Read More

More bad news for education: Arizona ranks in the basement on list of worst states for teachers

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Phoenix, Ariz. – September 28, 2015 – In a new ranking of the nation’s best and worst states to be a public school teacher, Arizona ranks third from the bottom among all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The rankings by WalletHub, an online personal finance information clearinghouse, are based on public education investment and teacher salary statistics from … Read More

Poll shows Tempe residents overwhelmingly support earned paid sick time

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Tempe, Ariz. – September 16, 2015 – A citywide survey among likely voters in Tempe shows overwhelming support for earned paid sick time. The poll, conducted by Lake Research Partners, found 80% of likely voters support a measure that offers up to 5 days of earned paid sick time annually. Only 16% of voters opposed the measure, a rare feat … Read More

GOP’s “Pay to Play” Congressional Campaign Contract Condemned Across America

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September 15, 2015 WASHINGTON: As controversy continued to grow regarding a contract signed by numerous vulnerable Republican legislators with the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), promising to supply detailed information about their “legislative agenda” and “political justifications” to national Republican donors in exchange for financial support, numerous state affiliates of ProgressNow, one of the nation’s largest and most influential progressive … Read More