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AZTC Legislative Update: Week 17

Posted on: May 8, 2018 | By: Lauren Witte

“Budgets are a statement of our values and I hope this isn’t what we value” – Rep. Fernandez After a long week, legislators adjourned sine die near Friday morning’s witching hour and educators ended their week-long strike. Let’s get you into this session’s last legislative report. The Budget On Monday, a source close to the…

AZTC Legislative Update: Week 15

Posted on: Apr 30, 2018 | By: Lauren Witte

Members are starting to slow down and so are the schedules. There’s only one reason for that: the Capitol is approaching Sine Die. School Safety The week started off with last week’s big news: Governor Ducey’s school safety proposal. S1519 (protective orders; schools; approp) seems to be struggling, it reportedly doesn’t have the necessary votes…

AZTC Legislative Update: Week 11

Posted on: Mar 26, 2018 | By: Lauren Witte

School Safety On Monday, Governor Ducey revealed his plan to focus on mental health services for students, boost law enforcement presence on school campuses, and closing loopholes in background checks. The plan, or some version of it, is expected to move forward this week if it is going to at all. Democrats at the Capitol…

The 2018 Public Policy Guide

Posted on: Dec 5, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

One of the many benefits of being a member of the Arizona Technology Council is having an advocate for driving a pro-growth, business-focused state and federal technology agenda. Through the efforts of the AZTC Public Policy Committee, the Council informs and educates policymakers on issues that are important to the future of Arizona’s technology community…

URGENT: ASK LAWMAKERS TO PROTECT DACA

Posted on: Sep 1, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

The Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program allows almost 800,000 young, undocumented immigrants—the DREAMERS—to work and study without fearing deportation. These Dreamers grew up in the United States, have registered with our government, submitted extensive background checks, and have been contributing to our economy and paying their taxes. More stats on Dreamers: 97% are…

AZTC Public Policy Call to Action! Comment on NAFTA Regulations

Posted on: Jun 12, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

Please join the Arizona Technology Council in our efforts to maintain and advance our international trade relationships and enhancing our economic security by supporting the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Comments close at midnight on Monday, June 12.  How can I  show my support? Go to this page and click on…

The 2017 Public Policy Guide

Posted on: Dec 23, 2016 | By: Lauren Witte

One of the many benefits of being a member of the Arizona Technology Council is having an advocate for driving a pro-growth, business-focused state and federal technology agenda. Through the efforts of the AZTC Public Policy Committee, the Council informs and educates policymakers on issues that are important to the future of Arizona’s technology community…

AZTC Asks You to Vote TechSmart

Posted on: Aug 10, 2016 | By: Merry Lake Merrell

The Arizona Technology Council has published its biennial voter’s guide, Vote TechSmart, which endorses candidates that support issues critical to the technology industry in each of our state’s 30 legislative districts.Vote TechSmart also assigns a letter grade (“A” – “F”) on state legislators’ past performance as it pertains to the Arizona Technology Council’s legislative agenda in…

Unique Opportunity to Sponsor Videos of AZTC Events

Posted on: Feb 23, 2016 | By: Merry Lake Merrell

The Arizona Technology Council is teaming up with AZTC Platinum Sponsor MediaTHP in 2016 to film all of the Arizona Technology Council’s major annual events. These videos will be professionally edited to create an overview of each event which includes speakers, panel presentations, exhibitions and more. Each video will be posted on the Council’s YouTube channel,…

AZTC Members, State Leaders Successfully Support Reinstatement of JTED Funding

Posted on: Feb 19, 2016 | By: Merry Lake Merrell

The Arizona Technology Council is grateful for the leadership from Governor Ducey and every member of the Arizona legislature, who overcame political differences and joined together to prioritize a critical education opportunity for Arizona students.Arizona’s career and technical education programs, administered by Joint Technology Education Districts (JTEDs), provide a foundation that prepares students for quality…