Stories tagged: "Joe Biden"


Image taken from a recording of the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on June 15, 2021.
Leaders of Arizona’s Largest Cities are Calling for Bold Infrastructure Action

President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan would use funds from a corporate tax increase to pay for everything from roads to housing.

A woman feeds a baby as people wait in line to receive new school supplies, including new athletic shoes donated by Foot Locker, at Fred Jordan Missions on Skid Row, on September 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Fred Jordan Missions, which feeds over 100 people experiencing homelessness daily, hosts the annual event with Foot Locker. They donated new sneakers and other school supplies to more than 3,000 underprivileged and homeless children this year.
How Arizona’s Racial Wealth Gap Could Close With Biden’s Latest Proposal

The average wealth of white families in 2016 was over $700,000 higher than that of Black and Latino families.

Monique Ortega and her children (Photo courtesy of Monique Ortega)
New Arizona Law Will Give More Single Moms the Ability to Afford College

Parents who choose to pursue higher education full-time can now qualify for financial assistance to help cover the cost of childcare.

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Buttigieg: Tribal Lands Investment a Priority of Infrastructure Plan

The plan prioritizes improving water infrastructure, internet, housing, transportation, and roads on tribal lands. The infrastructure needs of tribal lands—for everything from water to housing to broadband—are a high priority of the Biden administration’s $2.2 trillion American Jobs Plan, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said this week. Buttigieg, in a call with reporters Monday to discuss...

Interstate 10 between Eloy and Picacho Peak, in Tucson, Ariz.
Biden Cites Infrastructure Needs in Arizona To Push Plan

Arizona has 132 bridges and more than 3,100 miles of highway that are in poor condition. The White House began its pitch Monday for President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal by spelling out constructions needs in all 50 states, including Arizona which got a grade of C on a recent infrastructure report card. Biden...

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Biden’s COVID Relief Plan Is a Huge Deal for Women. Here’s How.

Study after study has found that women, particularly women of color, have borne the brunt of the pandemic’s economic toll, losing jobs and leaving the workforce in alarming numbers.

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Latino Voters Played a Huge Part in Arizona’s Democratic Swing in 2020 Election

“All this stuff that worked right in Arizona, it was because of Latino consultants, Latinos on the ground and Latinos at the state level.” Democrats looking to win the Latino vote should take their cues from Arizona, which was held up as a “shining example” of how it’s done by the author of an election...