ProgressNow Arizona Reaction to Governor Ducey’s Teacher Pay Proposal

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Today Governor Ducey announced a last minute funding proposal to appease Arizona educators. Governor Doug Ducey and his fellow Republicans are clearly terrified of the power of the grassroots RedforEd movement. However, the Governor made no mention of how he would pay for his proposed 20 percent over three years salary increase for teachers. As of now, Republican House and … Read More

Top Lobbyist Recorded on Tape Admitting Real Goal of School Vouchers To Shift Taxpayer Money to Enrich Private Schools

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One of Arizona’s most powerful lobbyists has been caught on tape saying Arizona’s school voucher program should come with as little student accountability as possible, and telling private-school operators how they can benefit from the program that uses taxpayer dollars. Cathi Herrod is a lobbyist for Center for Arizona Policy and is close to Governor Doug Ducey. Listen to the … Read More

Emails reveal Doug Ducey and Uber kept self-driving program secret

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A cozy relationship with governor Doug Ducey enabled an autonomous program with limited expert oversight – one that ultimately led to a fatal crash -The Guardian, March 28   A shocking report from the Guardian has revealed that Governor Doug Ducey purposefully and deliberately mislead the public on Uber’s self-driving program–a program that had almost no regulation and led to … Read More

Governor Doug Ducey Signs Pro APS, Anti Clean Energy Bill

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Today Governor Doug Ducey signed the anti-clean energy bill, HB2005. Voters deserve the chance to make their voice heard on whether they want clean, renewable energy. Instead, APS has once again thrown its weight around at the Capitol to protect its own profits. APS has already donated at least $186,500 to Ducey’s 2018 campaign, as well as spending hundreds of thousands more on outside … Read More

Prop 301 Renewal is Too Little, Too Late from Legislature and Governor Ducey

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Phoenix– It seems like Republicans in the legislature and Governor Ducey have finally been scared into listening to the hundreds of Arizona teachers right outside their doors. Today as they work to fast-track Prop 301 renewal, they may avoiding another devastating blow for our schools, but their solution is too little, too late. Prop 301 renewal does nothing more than maintain Arizona’s education … Read More

Teachers and Parents Demand Pay, Not Peanuts from Governor and Legislature

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Arizona teachers have expressed outrage over the lack of respect given to our state’s educators after news that Governor Ducey gave his staff hefty salary increases after giving teachers only a 1% stipend this year. Arizona has some of the lowest teacher salaries in the nation, and this latest insult shows that addressing the state’s teacher shortage crisis is not … Read More

Sylvia Allen’s Charter School Gets F Rating in 2017 School Letter Grades Report

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The 2017 Arizona school letter grades have been released today and Senator Sylvia Allen’s charter school, the George Washington Academy, received an F grade. Senator Allen is the co founder of the George Washington Academy, a kinder-6th grade school in Snowflake, Arizona, as well as the head of the Senate’s Education Committee. Senator Allen is also on the payroll of … Read More

Arizona Department of Transportation: There is No “Jefferson Davis Highway” In Arizona

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  The Arizona Department of Transportation has officially determined that there is no “Jefferson Davis Highway” in Arizona. ADOT found that the name, which was given to portions of U.S. Highway 80 in the early 1960s, was made obsolete when U.S. Highway 80 was decommissioned and turned into a state highway in 1989. ADOT’s determination comes in response to years … Read More

Community Groups Deliver 1,000+ Signatures to Gov. Ducey Calling on Him to Take Down Confederate Monuments

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On Monday, ProgressNow Arizona, the Arizona Coalition for Change and other organizations will deliver 1,000+ petition signatures to Governor Doug Ducey demanding that he advocate for the removal of Confederate monuments on state property and for the changing of the name of the Jefferson Davis Highway.  Also to be delivered are 100 letters from Arizona NAACP chapters, religious leaders, and multiple … Read More

Governor Ducey Won’t Return Corrupted AZWategate Money

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Governor Ducey is refusing to return $14,000 in donations from those charged in the AZ WaterGate federal indictment alleging bribery to price gouge utility taxpayers. The Arizona Republican Party says donations from those indicted on bribery and fraud are “perfectly acceptable.”  SIGN THE PETITION Governor Doug Ducey has no problem taking money from corrupt donors who price gouged unsuspecting taxpayers. The AZ WaterGate … Read More