June 14, 2018

Q&A with Democratic gubernatorial candidate, State Senator Steve Farley: “There’s nothing better than a non-stop road trip through Arizona”

By Halie Chavez, 6/14/18 CAMP VERDE — Earlier this month, Sen. Steve Farley stopped in Camp Verde to discuss his platform with the Verde Independent during his campaign in Arizona against incumbent Governor Doug Ducey. Farley has served as a democratic state senator for Arizona since 2013. He is currently the ranking member of the Senate… Read more »

May 21, 2018

Arizona Republic, Senator: Why I broke ranks with Democrats to approve Arizona’s teacher raise

Op-Ed By Steve Farley, 5/21/18 In most of my previous 11 budget debates at the Capitol, fired up on Dr. Pepper, I spoke to empty galleries and sleeping colleagues at 3:30 in the morning as I fought against education cut after education cut, corporate giveaway after corporate giveaway, year after year. Then the #RedForEd movement… Read more »

May 16, 2018

Sedona Red Rock News, State Sen. Farley aims to win governor’s seat

By Ron Eland, 5/16/18 After serving the past dozen years as a state legislator, Arizona Sen. Steve Farley now has his sights set on something even higher. Farley, a Democrat, has been touring the state for months as he spreads his message of change in hopes of being Arizona’s next governor. “When you see the… Read more »

May 3, 2018

Arizona Republic, Arizona teachers won’t soon forget this #RedforEd civics lesson

By Linda Valdez, 5/3/18 There will be a new normal after #RedForEd. It could mean long-term improvements in Arizona politics. Mind you, I wasn’t in favor of the walkout – and I’m still wary of the backlash. But magnitude of what’s happening cannot be denied. “It’s the biggest civics lesson in Arizona history,” says Democratic Sen. Steve Farley…. Read more »

April 26, 2018

CNN, Democrats set sights on turning Arizona blue after special election result

By Eric Bradner and Dan Merica, 4/26/18 (CNN) Democrats are pointing to closer-than-expected results of a House special election Tuesday as the latest evidence that this year’s midterms will cement Arizona’s status as a marquee swing state. In a West Valley district that President Donald Trump won by 21 percentage points, Democrat Hiral Tipirneni came just… Read more »

April 25, 2018

KTAR, Arizona lawmakers struggle to fund teacher raises amid statewide walkout

By KTAR, 4/25/18 PHOENIX — As educators and supporters across Arizona prepare to walk out of their classrooms on Thursday, state lawmakers were still struggling to come to a long-term, sustainable solution that would give money for teacher raises and better classroom conditions. Arizona state Sen. Steve Farley, a Democrat who represented District 28, told KTAR… Read more »

Washington Post, Republicans got a win in Arizona — but it just made them more nervous

By Dave Weigel and John Wagner, 4/25/18 Republicans’ narrow win in a conservative Arizona district is prompting nervous House leaders to warn incumbents to not get complacent and to brace for the worst in November’s midterm elections. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told rank-and-file members in a closed-door meeting Wednesday morning that Debbie Lesko’s… Read more »

April 24, 2018

ABC15, Arizona lawmakers meet with Gov. Ducey’s staff ahead of teacher walkout

By Lexi Sutter, 4/24/18 PHOENIX – The Red for Ed Movement is showing no signs of a slow down. Meantime, lawmakers are struggling to meet in the middle with a plan to prevent teacher walkouts. “There is no need for politics,” said Democratic Senator Steve Farley, “We have a crisis that affects everybody.” Sen. Farley is one… Read more »

April 20, 2018

Talking Points Memo, Strong Showing In AZ House Race Has Dems Excited About Fall Elections

By Cameron Joseph, 4/20/18 Democrats think they’re likely to fall short in their uphill battle to capture a ruby-red congressional district in suburban Phoenix on Tuesday. And they’re just fine with that. Hiral Tipirneni (D), a doctor, is giving former state Sen. Debbie Lesko (R) a real fight in the battle to replace Trent Franks,… Read more »

April 18, 2018

KTAR, Arizona teachers continue ‘walk-ins’ as strike vote outcome looms

By KTAR Staff, 4/18/18   PHOENIX — Public school teachers in Arizona marked a third straight Wednesday staging walk-ins to start their day to protest low pay and classroom conditions. Demonstrations have continued nearly a week after Gov. Doug Ducey proposed to increase instructor pay by 20 percent stretched over two years. Teachers have begun… Read more »