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Legislative Update: Arizona

#RedforEd movement prompts Teacher strike Similar to other national teacher walkouts, Arizona teachers in an initiative called #RedforEd held a 6-day strike that had many schools closed, and thousands marching on the state capitol.  The teacher demand is for an increase in teacher salaries, more education funding, and increased wages for support staff such as bus drivers and cafeteria workers. Governor Ducey proposed a $10.4 billion budget plan that will […]

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Legislative Update: Colorado

Compromise Senate deal on CO Civil Rights Commission faces House Democratic objections A bipartisan compromise bill approved by the Senate shifts some panel appointment power from the Governor to the legislature is facing objections from House Democrat leadership.  The Senate bill ensures a mix of Republican, Democrat and Independent voters on the Commission.  The bill does not change the mission of the Commission, but rather which body has the authority […]

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Legislative Update: New Mexico

Governor’s Vetoes Ruled Invalid by NM Supreme Court Governor Susana Martinez (R-NM) The New Mexico Supreme Court upheld a judge’s ruling that vetoes issued by Governor Martinez in 2017 were invalid, and ordered the laws to go into effect. The bills in question were mostly noncontroversial including authorization for research of industrial hemp production and the awarding of scholarships to medical students who agree to work in underserved areas.  The […]

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Election Recap: Ohio Primary

Rich Cordray (D) Democrat Rich Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine will face off for the Ohio Governor’s seat in November after both candidates clinched their party’s respective nomination Tuesday evening. The 2018 gubernatorial race is a rematch of the 2010 Ohio attorneys general race when DeWine edged Cordray by a 1-point margin. In the Republican primary, DeWine defeated Lt. Governor Mary Taylor by more than 20 points, while Cordray took 62 […]

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