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2023 Legislative Wrap-Up

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Alliance |  Advocacy |  Arizona Grantmakers |  Grantmakers Only Event |  Members Only Event
Brandy Petrone |  Laurie Liles |  Corina Yeh-Hilliard
Course Levels:
1.5 hr
Hosted by:
Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits | Arizona Grantmakers Forum



Course Description:

Arizona's legislative session will likely continue into June as lawmakers vote on scores of pending bills and negotiate a fiscal year 2024 budget with Gov. Katie Hobbs. How will the legislative debates and negotiations play out and what impact will they have on the nonprofit and philanthropic sector?

Members will gain insights into Arizona's legislative session through the lens of the social sector. Goodman Schwartz Public Affairs Senior Associate Brandy Petrone will present an update on the status of legislation and budget proposals that impact Arizona's nonprofit and philanthropic sector. Brandy will also discuss how legislative and political dynamics will shape the outcomes of the 2023 legislative session and the fiscal year 2024 state budget.  

Learning Objectives:

In this session, participants will:

  • Participants will gain an understanding of the status or outcome of major issues, key legislation and budget proposals that impact the nonprofit and philanthropic sector
  • Participants will learn why some bills and budget proposals succeeded or failed, based on the outcome of ideological or political debates or other factors
  • Participants will be able to apply what they learn as they plan future programming, philanthropic investments and advocacy activities


If you cannot attend this event live, you can still register to receive the video replay afterwards.

This event will have automated captions via Zoom’s transcription function. Please note that these captions are generated by Zoom's computer software and may not always accurately transcribe what is said. If you have another accessibility accommodation need, please email the Alliance's Event Department at with your request at least two weeks prior to the start of the event. Although we will attempt to meet all accessibility requests, late request may not be fulfilled.





Brandy Petrone's Profile

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Senior Associate

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits

Laurie Liles's Profile

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Chief Public Policy Officer

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits

Laurie joined the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits following its merger with Arizona Grantmakers Forum in 2022. As chief public policy officer, she is responsible for developing and executing the Alliance’s public policy agenda and engagement strategy. An active member of the senior leadership team, Laurie leads Arizona Grantmakers Forum, bringing vision and strategic thinking to advance its full integration with the Alliance.

Laurie was president and CEO of Arizona Grantmakers Forum for seven years, providing strategic leadership and creating and sustaining relationships with aligned philanthropic, nonprofit and community partners. Before joining Arizona Grantmakers in 2015, Laurie worked to improve policy outcomes for Arizonans for more than 25 years. She began her career as a research analyst for the Arizona House of Representatives before joining the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, where she served as senior vice president of public affairs and as president and CEO, among other roles. In 2014, Laurie was a Washington, D.C. correspondent for Cronkite News, producing more than 30 stories covering politics, immigration and Indian affairs for Arizona news media outlets.

Laurie has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Mass Communication degree from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She serves on the United Philanthropy Forum board of directors and co-chairs its Public Policy Committee.

A native of the Southwest, Laurie grew up in Tempe, Arizona.

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Sr. Member Services & Programs Manager

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits