Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Update on proposed 300% medical marijuana tax

Wednesday evening, I posted a story about the proposed 300% tax on medical marijuana, which blew up in the Citizen comments section and on state representatives’ facebook pages over night. … Continue reading

January 27, 2011 · 25 Comments

The big question for 2011: How will Arizona balance its budget?

How will Arizona balance its budget? With the Republican trifecta controlling Phoenix, the answer is easy: eliminate or drastically reduce funding for services that benefit citizens (ie, education, healthcare, parks), … Continue reading

January 18, 2011 · 13 Comments

Can Republicans Really Cut $100 Billion from the US Budget?

Republicans who rode the Tea Party’s coat tails into office in 2010 are vowing to cut $100 billion from domestic spending, but can they really do it? According to the … Continue reading

January 5, 2011 · 1 Comment

EU mad, US mum: Will European outrage over austerity measures spill over to US? (video)

In case you’ve been too busy watching Faux News to notice, we live in a global economy, and the current economic crisis is NOT a Tucson crisis, NOT an Arizona … Continue reading

January 4, 2011 · 6 Comments

Step 1 to fixing Arizona’s economy: Revise the tax code

Finally, there is something that the Southern Arizona Leadership Council (SALC) and I agree on: To stabilize Arizona’s economy, the tax code should be overhauled; Arizona’s tax code relies too … Continue reading

December 23, 2010 · 12 Comments

County considers $40 million in corporate welfare for Raytheon

Raytheon– like so many other multi-national corporations– is trying to hold our local government hostage in exchange for corporate welfare. “Give us money, land, and tax breaks and rework your … Continue reading

December 10, 2010 · 19 Comments
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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela Powers Hannley

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals--not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election. My platform focuses on economic reforms to grow Arizona's economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, growlocal small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs. I also stand for equal rights, choice, and paycheck fairness for women. I am running as a progressive and running clean.

My day job is managing editor for the American Journal of Medicine, an academic medicine journal with a worldwide circulation. In addition, my husband and I co-direct Arizonans for a New Economy, Arizona's public banking initiative. I am a member of the national board of the Public Banking Institute, and I am co-chair of the Arizona Democratic Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus of the Arizona Democratic Party.

I am a published author, photographer, videographer, clay artist, mother, nana, and wife. I have a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio State University and a masters in public health from the University of Arizona. I grew up in Amherst, Ohio, but I have lived in Tucson, Arizona since 1981. I am a proud member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson and the Public Relations Society of America.

My Tucson Progressive blog and Facebook page feature large doses of liberal ideas, local, state, and national politics, and random bits of humor. I also blog at Blog for Arizona and the Huffington Post.