Empowerment Scholarships – Vouchers. HB2394 and SB1431. Supporters of public education need to show up, stand up, speak up for public education else Arizona may become the first state in the nation to extend this form of voucher to all children. Two bills are being fast tracked through the legislature and each has passed their respective Education Committee, been okayed by their Rules Committee and have had two readings on both the House and Senate floor. They could be voted on at any moment.
The United Church of Christ was present in full loving force for nearly three hours of testimony at a public hearing Wednesday night, as the Santa Fe City Council unanimously voted to reaffirm and strengthen the city's welcoming of immigrants and refugees. More than 20 members came to the hearing, some getting into council chambers and others standing in the overflow in the hall, many wearing their green “Love God. Love Neighbor. Love Creation” T-shirts.