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SNAP is the anti-hunger tool Arizona needs now

By Andrew Sugrue · July 24, 2020

As the per-capita rate of COVID-19 in Arizona remains one of the highest in the US, the public health and economic emergency continues to disrupt workplaces. Many workers continue to...


Arizona’s workers need unemployment insurance reform — now

By Andrew Sugrue · June 1, 2020

In Arizona, as in much of the county, the economic shockwaves from COVID-19 have exacerbated vulnerabilities for workers. As businesses shutter and employees are sent home, the unemployment rate in...


Increase Food Assistance Now

By Andrew Sugrue · April 30, 2020

Job loss and reductions to income related to COVID-19 have put a strain on family budgets. A new national survey from the Urban Institute found that 3 in 10 nonelderly...


We Need to Protect Arizona’s Tenants

By Andrew Sugrue · April 29, 2020

In 2018, before COVID-19 and its economic fallout, nearly 9 in 10 Arizonan households with extremely low incomes spent more than half of their income on housing—leaving little room for...

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Corporate Tax Credit for Private Schools Needs a Legislative Fix

  Monday, January 7, 2019 Corporate Tax Credit for Private Schools Needs a Legislative Fix  (PHOENIX, AZ) - Arizona’s corporate...

Tax Credit Review Committee Fails to Meet Again This Year

  Wednesday, December 5, 2018 (PHOENIX, AZ) - With only three weeks remaining in 2018, it appears as though the...

Low Tax for Whom?: Arizona is a “Low Tax State” Overall, But Low Income Arizonans Pay 6th Highest Effective Tax Rate in the Nation

  Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Low Tax for Whom?: Arizona is a “Low Tax State” Overall, But Low Income Arizonans...

Steller column: Loud, proud Arizona teacher movement had subtle effects

Tim Steller Arizona Daily Star  May 9, 2018 Arizona Daily Star columnist Tim Steller You couldn’t really call the RedForEd...

SUPERMAJORITY The obscure tax rule that’s stopping US states from paying teachers more

Written by Heather Timmons May 05, 2018 In Oklahoma, schoolchildren use tattered history books that say George W. Bush is...

Arizona Teachers End Walkout as Governor Signs Bill Approving Raises

By Dana Goldstein - New York Times May 3, 2018 A week into a statewide teacher walkout in Arizona, Gov....

Teachers pack room as Senate panel OKs cut to state tax collections

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services; Mar 21, 2018 PHOENIX — Arizona investors could soon be in line for a...

Statement on Passage of HB2528 in Arizona Senate

(Phoenix, AZ) - Today the Senate Finance committee passed HB2528 which will provide 183 millionaires in Arizona who each make...

Nonprofit on a mission to revamp Arizona’s tax code.

Did you know that private jets and horse vitamins are exempt from sales tax in Arizona? Or how about the...

Statewide campaign to fix Arizona’s tax code launches today

Statewide campaign to fix Arizona’s tax code launches today The Fair Share Campaign begins work on fixing a broken tax...


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