From left to right: Official board member, Debra Upham; Past-President, Angela Miller; President, Laura Ashbrook; Official Board Member, Treva Colwell; Vice President, Tammy Gillett; NCRA President, Kristin Anderson; Freelance Board Member, Terry Libretti; President Elect, Dana Valles; Freelance Board Member Carrie Cariati and Treasurer, Colleen McCarty. Not pictured is Sonia Vaca, Secretary.
Legislation At the AZ Capitol
ACRA continues to advocate at the capitol for increased page rate reimbursement regarding court appealed matters, partnering pro-bono with Creosote Partners who fought on our behalf against efforts to undermine our profession.
Increasing these rates requires a change to statute that hasn’t been updated in over 35 years. That’s a long time to be waiting for a raise. Luckily, there is interest from the legislature and governor’s office in finding a solution.
We continue to explore options to include this language in the state budget, or to get it added on to a bill making its way through the process. It has bipartisan support and agreement from the counties and courts - it just requires our elected leaders making it a priority.
Click the link below to find your legislator and email them asking to support court reporters by giving the profession a raise in transcript page rates for the first time this century.
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