Second Week of AZWatergate Corruption Trial: A Dark Web of Connections

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Last week was the second week of the AZWatergate Corruption trial and the tentacles of scandal have reached Governor Doug Ducey, Chamber of Commerce CEO Glenn Hamer, and APS. Why does this matter? It’s beginning to reveal a dark web of connections between power-hungry politicians who are striving to control Arizona–all the way up to the governor’s office. Make no … Read More

An Ex-Wife, Bribery, Dirty Water and A Used Car Dealership- The First Week of the #AZWatergate Corruption Trial

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The biggest Arizona corruption scandal in years is in court this week and already sordid details are coming out about how powerful politicians, a lobbyist and long time pal of Doug Ducey, a commissioner, and a shady water utility owner all took advantage of everyday people to line their own pockets. See more about this scandal here The trial started last … Read More

Check out ProgressNow Arizona on Politics Unplugged!

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We have an opportunity to change the foundation of the entire state this year. This year’s midterm elections could be a historic win for the progressive movement in Arizona. This Sunday our co-director Josselyn Berry joined Representative Reginald Bolding as a guest on Politics Unplugged, talking about how 2018 has seen progressive activism and engagement sweep across the country and … Read More

Representative Vince Leach Brags About Being ALEC’s “Legislator of the Week”

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Republican Representative Vince Leach (LD 11) sent out a press release on Wednesday announcing that the corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has picked him as their “Legislator of the Week.” In his release Leach writes, “For decades ALEC has been the flagship organization at the state level fighting to promote free markets, low taxation, and federalism.” In fact, ALEC is a … Read More

Showing Governor Ducey That Tucson is Still #RedforEd

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In the span of just a few weeks, #RedforEd successfully pushed Governor Ducey to go from offering 1{28335ed37dd724deee500aa029442e0d9d58206d63320e844ba7e9fe720a29c1} teacher raises to calling for 20{28335ed37dd724deee500aa029442e0d9d58206d63320e844ba7e9fe720a29c1}. But that doesn’t mean the movement is over. Ducey’s plan isn’t a long-term solution: it’s full of budget gimmicks and empty promises, not to mention an extra tax imposed just on Tucson residents. On Thursday, Ducey … Read More

Sylvia Allen Gives Teachers The Thumbs Down

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It seems like Sylvia Allen forgot her manners yesterday on the Senate floor. Video of the LD6 Senator shows her shouting at #RedforEd teachers who were sitting up in the Senate Gallery. “You don’t represent all of my district either! I’m here representing my district and a lot of my teachers today are in their schools teaching…So like I said … Read More

The astonishingly close margin in last night’s CD08 race

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“Republicans shouldn’t be hitting the alarm, they should be slamming it. This district isn’t supposed to be competitive” -GOP pollster based in Arizona Last night, we saw something incredible—in a district that Trump won by 21 points, the Republican party spent nearly a million dollars, only to barely win a race that should never have been competitive in the first place. Dr. … Read More

BREAKING: Ducey Gives Teachers 100% Raises!

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April Fools! We know Ducey would never do that. We wish Ducey would give teachers raises and fully fund our schools to pre-recession levels, but sadly he refuses to do anything about Arizona’s education crisis. Here’s what Ducey has actually done for education: Gave Arizona’s low-paid teachers a one-time, two percent pay increase — while giving his own friends in … Read More

Overworked and Underpaid: Our Favorite Signs from #RedforEd Rally

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Yesterday, thousands of teachers and education supporters descended on the state Capitol to protest years of low pay and underfunded schools. Chants of “What’s the Plan Ducey” and “Overworked and Underpaid” reverberated around the Capitol and could be heard from inside the Capitol buildings. Check out favorite signs from the rally.