Stories tagged: "budget"


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What Fueled the Fire to Defund Police in Arizona

Jamaar Williams of BLM Metro Phoenix said defunding and disbanding police departments is neither radical nor unrealistic.

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How Police Funding in Arizona Could Be Redistributed

Affordable housing, unemployment, mental health, and education are some of the areas that could benefit from additional funding.

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Where the Defund the Police Movement Stands in Arizona

Phoenix officials approved a city budget in June that left police funds intact but allocated $3 million for a civilian review system.

Protesters rally Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Phoenix, demanding the Phoenix City Council defund the Phoenix Police Department. The protest is a result of the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Matt York)
BREAKING: Phoenix Banks on Pandemic-Related Savings to Fund Civilian Oversight

Phoenix officials voted Monday to divert nearly $3 million in savings from coronavirus relief funds to the newly-created civilian oversight committee.

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Phoenix City Council Reschedules Budget Vote After Public Demands It Defunds Police

The vote was rescheduled after more than 600 people spent hours 110-degree weather to demand the council take steps towards police accountability.

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GOP Proposes Ending Legislative Session Early to Avoid Bipartisanship

The decision of two state senators to skip the rest of the legislative session amid coronavirus fears puts the GOP majority in jeopardy.

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Nearly 7,000 Teacher Positions Are Unfilled in Arizona. Here’s One Plan to Change That.

Arizona universities want to increase enrollment in the Arizona Teachers Academy, a program developed to address to the state's massive teacher shortage.