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Arizona GOP’s Latest Strategy: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Delete ‘Em

Well, well, well, it looks like the Arizona Republican Party has found a new way to outdo itself in the realm of shady behavior. The recent decision to allow state lawmakers to purge emails after 90 days and destroy text messages in a hot minute is nothing short of an insidious new strategy for further damaging the democratic process. I’m sure they want to mimic McCarthy who is working on spaying the Office of Congressional Ethics. The rotten Republican

By |January 28th, 2023|AZ Politics|0 Comments

Continuously Updating Post: Yolanda Bejarano Is Elected ADP Chairperson

With a more than sufficient quorum of 624 voting members present of 744 eligible statewide, the ADP State Committee reorganizing meeting elected Bejarano as the new ADP Chair for a 2 year term, to lead Democrats through the '24 cycle. The vote was 186 for Gallardo, and 440 for Bejarano. Congratulations, Yoli! Many have seen this race as a test of strength for new Governor Katie Hobbs, as the selection of a Party Chair is generally seen as a

By |January 28th, 2023|AZ Politics|0 Comments

Arizona Democrats React to Extremist Republicans Threatening Children’s Public School Education

Arizona Legislative Democrats and Pro-Public Education State Advocates have just about had enough of the bull fecal matter coming from the extremist wing of the Arizona Republican Party when it comes to the matter of suspending the Aggregate Expenditure Limit (AEL) so traditional public schools (charter public ones are exempt) can spend the money promised them in. the Fiscal Year 2023 budget. https://twitter.com/jeremyduda/status/1618753617984655361?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1618753617984655361%7Ctwgr%5E81b9f2bfc794ea0c491235d3e227b02163981c41%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fblogforarizona.net%2Fthe-gqp-arizona-freedom-sic-caucus-sends-a-ransom-note-for-lifting-the-education-aggregate-spending-limit%2F With these "freedom-pro insurrection" caucus Republicans led by Jake Troll Farm Fake Elector Hoffman threatening to oppose suspending

By |January 27th, 2023|AZ Government, AZ Politics, Education|0 Comments

Chairman Livingston Threatens to Take Disabled Kids’ Existing Vouchers Hostage Against a Possible Line-Item Veto of New Universal Vouchers

Chairing the Joint Appropriation Committee on Jan 17th, GOP AZ Rep. Livingston makes completely clear the AZGOP Cuaucus's intention to hold the old voucher program for disabled kids hostage to Governor Hobbs's potential line-item veto of their pet universal vouchers, which benefit mainly wealthy elite private school-attending constituents getting a huge rebate on their massive private school tuitions. Watch the exchange starting at 37:00 into the video to about 43:00. Livingston practically cackles like a supervillain as he promises

By |January 27th, 2023|AZ Government, AZ Politics, Education|0 Comments

The AZGOP’s Resolutions Show They Haven’t Learned Anything From Losing

Looking at the resolutions of the AZGOP put up for adoption at their organizing meeting for 2023, one could be forgiven for concluding that they haven't learned shit from their string of electoral failures in Arizona. In fact, it seems that the lesson they learned was that they didn't believe their own bullshit forcefully enough. h/t to AZ Agenda for pointing out the original document. Continuing to Pedal the Big Lie and Election Delusions: Most of the resolutions, including

By |January 27th, 2023|AZ Politics|3 Comments

What the Hell is Happening at PimaGOP?

I recently noticed this newsletter from Pima GOP. [underline emphasis added, bold in original.] Your Pima County Republican Party, Legislative District’s Executive Committees, and volunteers are diligently working to reorganize headquarters, replace and upgrade computers and printers, and rebuild the Pima County Republican Party website (www.pimagop.org) and social media platforms for a fresh start. Stay tuned for a new look to upcoming newsletters and articles which will replace E-Tracks and E-Pulse! Resourceful and collaborative teams are making progress in

By |January 27th, 2023|AZ Politics, Local Government|0 Comments

Tom Horne: An Old Dog with a CRT Bone

AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne is the living embodiment of the saying that an old dog can't learn new tricks. His campaign gave us a preview that he was not going to change his ways. After all, he didn't tout plans to improve our public schools (he was vying for the position overseeing "public" instruction after all), but rather, posted countless campaign signs shouting, "STOP CRITICAL RACE THEORY". Never mind that actual CRT, (which rests on the premise

By |January 27th, 2023|Education|3 Comments

The GQP Arizona Freedom (sic) Caucus Sends A Ransom Note For Lifting the Education Aggregate Spending Limit

Above: The GQP Arizona Freedom (sic) Caucus in the Arizona legislature. Last February, Michael Bryan explained What is the Aggregate Expenditure Limit and How Screwed Will Your School Be on March 1st? ahead of the brinksmanship by Arizona Republicans over public school funding at the time. These anti-public education Republicans agreed to a one year lifting of the aggregate expenditure limit for public schools, only because they also passed universal school vouchers for private schools, and it was also an

Commentary On the Arizona Legislature’s Rules To End Transparency And Accountability

Update to Authoritarian Arizona GQP Leadership Adopts Rules To End Transparency And Accountability. Jim Small at the Arizona Mirror writes, Fear and loathing in the Arizona legislature The Republicans who run our state legislature are terrified. They’re terrified that their policy proposals are deeply unpopular. Terrified of facing even a tiny bit of accountability. Terrified of anyone knowing what they’re doing or who they’re talking to. They’re terrified of being forced to work with Democrats. Terrified of compromising even

By |January 27th, 2023|AZ Elections, AZ Politics, Redistricting|3 Comments

Obamacare-The Affordable Care Act Reaches All Time Record Enrollment Levels in Arizona and Across the Nation

As Joe Biden said when he was Vice President, "This is a big f---ing deal." Obamacare, otherwise known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) after numerous attempts by Republicans and the twice impeached 45th White House occupant to repeal it, has set an all-time enrollment record in Arizona and across the nation. In Arizona, 235,229 people signed up for health care through the Affordable Care Act Marketplaces, an almost 20 percent increase from last year's figures. Across the country, it

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