By: Fallon Cochlin On September 21, 2021, Phoenix City Council approved the Financial Assistance for Phoenix Families Program, which will give 1000 low-income Phoenix families $1000 per month for a year. If the program is successful in the first 12 months, the City may choose to continue it. Phoenix is funding this program through the … Continue reading Is Phoenix’s Guaranteed Income Program a Step in the Right Direction?
By: Isabel Ranney In Arizona, sex education is optional. Schools are not required to offer sex and/or HIV education and, if the school does have a program, parents have the right to opt out on behalf of their child . If a school does offer sex education classes, it is statutorily restricted on the content … Continue reading Abstinence-Only: Sexual Education in Arizona
By: Madeline Louis Recently, Arizona has become the first state to eliminate peremptory challenges in jury trials. A peremptory challenge, as defined by Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure 18.4 and 18.5 and Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure 47(e), allows trial attorneys an opportunity to eliminate potential jurors without having to provide a reason. Many have … Continue reading Peremptory Strikes: Arizona’s Unprecedented Decision
By: Lexi Carroll On August 16, 2021, the United States Bureau of Reclamation declared a shortage on the Colorado River for the first time. Although such national recognition is unprecedented, the water crisis is not. The Colorado River has been a precious commodity for Western states for over a century. In 1922, competing state interests … Continue reading Southwest Water Crisis Continues: The Colorado River Shortage
Bullying Legislation Bullying has become a nationwide problem and public health issue. Because of this, the majority of states are starting to take action by passing laws and amending current laws in order to help control and restrain bullying. However, there are currently no federal laws that directly address bullying. Bullying can overlap with the … Continue reading Bullying Legislation – Arizona