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Vaccine mandates

Texas order reflects growing GOP vaccine mandates hostility

With the governor of Texas leading the charge, conservative Republicans in several states are moving to block or undercut President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates for private employers before the regulations are even issued. The growing battle over what some see as overreach by the federal government is firing up a segment of the Republican

Education

State School Board Orgs Distance Themselves From ‘Domestic Terror’ Letter

From Republican Missouri to deep-blue Delaware, state and local school boards are distancing themselves from their national association’s request that federal law enforcement investigate parent protests as potential “domestic terrorism.” It’s a sign the organization, long a political ally of the Democratic Party, may be out of touch with its members. The National Association of

State

Governor Ducey Announces Nearly $65 Million To Expand Learning Programs

Investments In Literacy, Adult Education And Underserved Communities Governor Doug Ducey announced $64.9 million in state and federal funding for programs that improve K-12 literacy, support adult education and expand teacher professional development. “Educators, school leaders and families have worked tirelessly to keep Arizona students on track and prepare them for their next steps,” said Governor

State

Governor Ducey, Legislature Take Strong Action To Stop Critical Race Theory

Governor Doug Ducey took a decisive step to prohibit the concerning practice of critical race theory, the latest action in just the past week to prevent the teaching of critical race theory in Arizona public schools and other government entities. Together, these measures mean Arizona has implemented some of the best policies in the country

Immigration

Trump agreements seek to tie Biden’s hands on immigration

During the Trump administration’s final weeks, the Department of Homeland Security quietly signed agreements with at least four states that threaten to temporarily derail President Joe Biden’s efforts to undo his predecessor’s immigration policies. The agreements say Arizona, Indiana, Louisiana and Texas are entitled to a 180-day consultation period before executive branch policy changes take

Gas Prices

Arizona Weekly Gas Price Update for January 5, 2021

Arizona gas prices have risen 2.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.25/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,269 stations. Gas prices in Arizona are 1.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 52.6 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. According to GasBuddy price reports, the

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