Monday, March 10, 2014

UPDATE: Arizona House passes two bills introduced by Cardenas

UPDATE: Arizona House passes two bills introduced by Cardenas

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Rep. Mark Cardenas, D-Phoenix (District 19), introduced two bills that the Arizona House of Representatives passed today.

“This legislative session, I’ve worked with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle on bills that would provide more support to our veterans and to our state’s children,” Cardenas said. “It makes sense to ensure Arizona kids can read and to find more ways to serve the men and women who have served our country because these actions will have a positive effect on our economy. Beyond that, these bills are about doing the right thing.”

HB 2428 would provide $500,000 from the state general fund in fiscal year 2015 to the Department of Education for school districts and charter schools to fund reading-intensive programs designed to help third graders who are falling behind. This bill passed 33-24.

HB 2475 would establish a tax credit for people and corporations that hire an unemployed veteran who is receiving unemployment benefits and left the United States Armed Forces under honorable conditions. This bill passed 50-8.
These bills will now go to the Senate for consideration.


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