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Arizona’s lawmakers are among the most, and least, likely in U.S. House to vote by proxy

By: - May 3, 2022

WASHINGTON – Two years after the House allowed proxy voting as a pandemic precaution, two Arizona lawmakers remain among the House’s most active proxy voters, while two others are among the stubborn minority that has never cast a vote by proxy. A Cronkite News tally of more than 700 roll call votes since May 27, […]

Border numbers hit highest level in 20 years, as end of Title 42 looms

By: - April 21, 2022

WASHINGTON – Border officials apprehended the most migrants at the southern border in at least 22 years last month, presenting a new challenge for the Biden administration’s plan to end enforcement of Title 42 just weeks from now. The 221,303 migrants stopped in March brought the total for the first half of fiscal 2022 to more than […]

Arizona families face first month without child tax credit payments since July

By: - February 1, 2022

WASHINGTON – January was the first month since last summer that Arizona low-income families did not get a check under the expanded Child Tax Credit program, leaving parents scrambling for help and advocates worrying about an increase in poverty. From July through December, the Treasury Department sent about 795,000 payments a month to Arizona families, […]