Yuma's Fernandez named legislator of the year


Arizona Democrats ask Ducey to recall Legislature to address school safety

The letter, signed by Democratic state House leaders Rebecca Rios, Randall Friese and Charlene Fernandez, called out the Republican governor for a school safety plan that was watered down and then shelved during this year’s session.

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In Arizona, several Latina progressives, Democrats run for local, state races

They are part of a larger group of women already making an imprint in Arizona politics, including two of the top three positions in the state's Democratic party: Charlene Fernandez is the House Minority Whip and Rebecca Rios is House Minority Leader.

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Fernandez aims to raise educator pay, but Governor thwarts it

Rep. Charlene Fernandez, D-Yuma, sought to expand the definition of “teachers” — those eligible for the pay hike — to include counselors, social workers, psychologists, speech pathologists and librarians, all people excluded from getting a share of the earmarked raises.

Republicans were opposed to that, as well as to requiring one counselor for every 250 students.

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CHISPA Arizona and Charlene Fernandez work together on Volkswagen settlement to replace diesel school buses

Arizona Rep. Charlene Fernandez, D-Phoenix, who represents District 4 and was a sponsor of Clean Buses for Healthy Niños, is among the state officials encouraging community members to participate in the public comment period of the Volkswagen settlement. Arizona is expected to submit a mitigation plan sometime in spring.

(Photo by Andrea Estrada/Cronkite News)

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Arizona students, Democratic lawmakers push for gun safety

State Rep. Charlene Fernandez, whose the House Minority Whip, said she and other Democrats have been pushing for the four stalled bills but have been “met with resistance day after day” by the Republican-led legislature.

Fernandez said she encourages Arizona residents to call their elected lawmakers and tell them to act on these stalled bills.

She added public schools should be a “safe zone” for children and noted her grandchildren attend public schools.

“I want to know every day that they are safe,” Fernandez said.

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Arizona Capitol Times: Reagan to Blame

Sec of State Michele Reagan

Representatives of IBM say Michele Reagan is off the mark in blaming the tech giant for a high-profile blunder in which the office failed to send 200,000 publicity pamphlets for the May 17 special election, and that the secretary of state instead is to blame.

 

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Predatory Lending

The Arizona legislature wants to legalize predator lending, please watch this video to learn why this is unfair. 


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