Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Montini: Gov. Doug Ducey talks tough but ducks kids (and teachers) It's clear that Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has no interest in listening to ideas on teacher pay or school violence. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Register your digital access. West Valley teachers stage sick-out in #RedForEd protest Teacher Kassandra Dominguez, organizer of the #RedForEd rally at the Arizona Capitol, speaks to several hundred teachers protesting low pay on March 21, 2018. Tom Tingle/The Republic West Valley teachers stage sick-out in #RedForEd protest Teachers … [Read more...] about Montini: Gov. Doug Ducey talks tough but ducks kids (and teachers)
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Doug Ducey to sign tax measure — is he violating his pledge to never raise taxes? The timing couldn't come with higher stakes for Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, who wants voters to return him to the executive office in November. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Register your digital access. Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, The Republic | azcentral.com Published 2:19 p.m. MT March 22, 2018 | Updated 6:49 p.m. MT March 22, 2018 CLOSE Gov. Doug Ducey said investment in teacher salaries has increased 9 percent since 2015. Is he right? AZ Fact Check … [Read more...] about Doug Ducey to sign tax measure — is he violating his pledge to never raise taxes?
On Thursday, in an announcement where the words "gun control" were notably absent, Governor Doug Ducey said that he'll roll out a plan to address school safety. His ideas include adding more officers to schools and a process to restrict potentially threatening individuals from obtaining guns. He did at least mention enhanced background checks, which are opposed by many gun enthusiasts. The announcement comes in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting and a huge nationwide push for gun control, primarily led by teenagers tired of the endless cycle of school violence. Teenagers staged a sit-in outside of Ducey's office on Wednesday, while the governor's staff said that he was unavailable to meet with them.“We are building an aggressive plan that address [sic] all these issues around school safety,” Ducey wrote on Twitter on Thursday. “Arizona can lead the nation in tackling this – and in a way that is non-partisan. We’ve done this on … [Read more...] about Doug Ducey Announces ‘School Safety’ Proposals; No Mention of Gun Control
PHOENIX — Several dozen students staged a sit-in Wednesday afternoon at the office of Gov. Doug Ducey, demanding to speak with him on issues of school gun violence.Ducey was not at the Capitol "but his staff listened to the students and will brief him on the discussion,'' said gubernatorial press aide Daniel Scarpinato.Scarpinato also said Ducey is reaching out to various parties interested in the issue to come up with a plan, and already has met with other public school students who were selected by the Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family.The multi-hour sit-in ended when Rep. Isela Blanc, D-Tempe, urged the students to leave rather than risk arrest. … [Read more...] about Students stage sit-in at Gov. Doug Ducey’s office over gun issues
After two government shutdowns in less than a month, Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order Friday to keep the Grand Canyon open should Congress fail to pass a spending bill again.In a release, Ducey cited "continued dysfunction in Washington, D.C." and announced the Grand Canyon Protection Plan. He said it would provide predictability in the event of another shutdown by: Creating a strategy for operations in the Grand Canyon National Park. Determining the the operation strategy's cost. Establishing a process to pay the Department of the Interior with funds from state coffers to keep the park open.The most recent shutdown, which was the shortest in U.S. history, spanned a few hours early Friday morning and ended once President Donald Trump signed a $400 billion spending bill, which included climate change tax credits."We will not let Washington's lack of action prevent us from welcoming visitors to the Grand Canyon," Ducey said in the release.Arizona kept the Grand … [Read more...] about Gov. Doug Ducey signs order to keep Grand Canyon open in future government shutdowns