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Children

New report: Arizona children’s well-being improves slightly but state still ranks among the worst – Cronkite News

Photo: Founded by Joseph Ignacio Flores, Academia Del Pueblo is a kindergarten through eighth grade school that offers an early childhood center. Photo taken Tuesday, June 13, 2023. (Photo by Sophia Biazus/Cronkite News) An annual report that measures the well-being of children showed slight improvement for Arizona kids, but the Grand Canyon state remained among the

Budget

After intense negotiations, Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signs off on $17 billion budget package – Associated Press

Gov. Katie Hobbs has signed into law a $17 billion Arizona budget package that drew criticism from Democrats for failing to limit the expansion of a school voucher program. “While it isn’t perfect, this budget is an important step towards making housing more affordable, building more roads, bridges and broadband access, expanding children’s health insurance, and investing

State Prisons

US judge issues order in Arizona prison health care case – Associated Press

Photo: U.S. District Court Judge Roslyn Silver A U.S. District Court judge has made permanent an order that aims to improve the way Arizona delivers health care to incarcerated people in state-run prisons. The injunction issued Friday by Judge Roslyn Silver is the latest effort to ensure Arizona prisons meet constitutional standards. She initially ruled

Arizona State Legislature

The Arizona House Republican Majority Passes Dozens of Bills Important to Arizona Families

The Arizona House Republican Majority Caucus releases this report on its top accomplishments this week. Health — We put Arizonan’s health first. Our bill (HB 2530, Representative Jones) that creates a pipeline to ensure pregnant women struggling with substance abuse are offered help — while protecting infants — passed the Senate Health and Human Services committee.

City of Prescott

Northern Arizona VA houses 445 homeless Veterans, Exceeds Target Goal – Department of Veteran’s Affairs

The Northern Arizona VA Health Care System’s Homeless Veteran Program, along with its community partners, housed 445 Veterans in 2022, exceeding their target goal by 157%. Nationally, the 2022 goal was to house 38,000 homeless Veterans— a goal that was exceeded by 6.3%. The Department of Veterans Affairs remains committed to ending Veteran homelessness and

Arizona Governor

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs creates independent prison oversight commission – Cronkite News

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signed her sixth executive order Wednesday, establishing an independent prison oversight commission to improve the transparency and accountability of Arizona’s corrections system. The order comes after a federal judge this month directed the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry to make “substantial” changes to improve medical and mental health care at Arizona prisons.

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