GOP reluctantly approves bill adding harsher sentences for fentanyl, heroin crimes

The state House Judiciary Committee reluctantly approved Wednesday a proposal increasing mandatory sentencing for fentanyl and heroin crimes that is viewed by critics as a step backward in the push for criminal justice reform...

Ducey photographed with member of extremist group Proud Boys

A member of the far-right extremist group Proud Boys posted a picture of himself alongside Gov. Doug Ducey that was taken at the March for Life anti-abortion rally over the weekend.

Democrats pushing package of criminal justice reform bills in 2020

As hopes fly high for a legislative session that will succeed in passing meaningful criminal justice reform, Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday unveiled a detailed agenda that includes giving more inmates a chance to reduce their prison sentence and freeing judges from issuing mandatory sentences.

Jay Lawrence: ‘I don’t want refugees settled here… Call me a bigot’

At a Jan. 16 political event, Republican state Rep. Jay Lawrence said that refugees “take from us” and generally make life worse in Arizona, a view he admitted makes him bigoted.

Monday Musings: Celebrating MLK amid Trump’s white nationalism

Our current president is not only working against many of the principles espoused by Dr. King, he is also indirectly soliciting white nationalist political support.

Ducey’s $12.3B budget seeks new K-12, public safety spending

In the face of a nearly billion-dollar budget surplus, spending on Arizona students would return to 2001 levels in the coming year under the budget proposal that Gov. Doug Ducey released Friday, with projections to exceed the high-water mark of 2008 next year, when inflation is taken into account.

Bill would add breast, ovarian cancer to list that must be covered for firefighters

As two senators shaved their heads on the lawn in front of the Arizona Senate in solidarity with firefighters battling cancer, a bipartisan group of lawmakers gathered to rally behind an effort to add more cancers to the state’s firefighter occupational cancer law.

McSally stands athwart a fair impeachment trial yelling, ‘Liberal hack!’

If you’re having trouble with how the magnitude of the scandal involving Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine has seemed to grow at a bewildering rate in the past 72 or so hours, just do like Martha McSally and refuse to even consider what this new evidence means.

Bipartisan effort to send sales tax money to tribes in wake of NGS closure

To help the Navajo and Hopi tribes cope with the fallout of last year’s closure of the Navajo Generating Facility, a bipartisan effort is aiming to give some state sales tax revenues to the tribes.

Arizona is projected to gain a seat in Congress. Here’s why that’s a huge...

Arizona is projected to gain a U.S. House seat in the coming years, new data show – a change that would increase the state’s influence in national politics and could lead to more money for federally funded projects and services like roads and health care facilities.

10 years after SB1070, ‘We Are Still Here’ showcases art of those impacted

The exhibit, titled “We Are Still Here,” marks the 10-year anniversary of the controversial state immigration enforcement law Senate Bill 1070.

Ducey’s bold plan for Arizona? A return to 2008 spending…eventually

We should realize the governor isn’t setting forth a bold, new vision for Arizona’s future, but rather placing us on a path to move back in time, specifically one more in line with the budget priorities of 2008, when a Democratic governor led the state.

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