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The Arizona Legislature session opened Jan. 12th. The LWVAZ will be following many bills this season and updating our reporting of these bills as they make their way through their respective committees.

You can comment on these bills from home using the Request To Speak (RTS)system. When you use the RTS, then your comments will be read into the public record of this bill.

EXPLORING K-12 EDUCATION IN ARIZONA

This document seeks to identify, describe, and explore various educational terms, programs, delivery systems, policies, and stakeholders so that, as a concerned public, we have some common baseline understanding from which to discuss the education of all of Arizona's youth. The intention is to facilitate needed discussion of and understanding of the critical nature of funding and the complexity of early education and K-12 schooling issues in today's society. by: Joye and John Kohl, LWV/NWMC

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The Morrison Institute: State of the State of Public Policy Choices for Arizona

Rivko Knox attended the "State of the State, Public Policy Choices for Arizona". She wrote an excellent summary of the very important presentations at this year's event held by the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University. There is a large cast of well-respected authorities; this is a must-read for anyone interested in Arizona Public Policy matters.

"Grady Gammage summed it up as: AZ is a challenge. Our government does not function; we, along with the rest of the US and the world, are in transition but we are not fully aware of it. Some want to go back to the days of housing being our economic engine, and it is not and will not be. How do we get the individual, society, and government on the "same page"? We have lost our common bonds, our common methods of communication; however, this is just a transition, not the end! In addition, the Morrison Institute will continue to engage the public in issues of importance to the public!

Topics covered were:

  • An extremely dynamic welcome by Michael Crow, President of ASU
  • Overcoming Adversity and Inclusive Workforce Policy, that focused on Transitions for Young Adults with Disabilities, with the keynoter being Mario Bonds
  • Latino Public Policy Center Initiatives that included a report on the CIR
  • A Post Election Panel: What Can AZ Expect for 2015 and Beyond
  • A conversation about AZ's Water Future."

RIVKO KNOX'S COMPLETE REPORTING

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Welcome to the website of the League of Women Voters of Arizona. We hope your visit will help you better understand the League and your government. Our focus on the issues and on encouraging true government of the people has earned the League its reputation as a respected and effective participant in the American political process in an era of proliferating and powerful special interests. The League's advocacy of the public interest is increasingly recognized as an essential voice of democracy. Please join us in our mission of being A Voice For Citizens - A Force For Change.