Arizona

child tax credit

How the new, expanded federal child tax credit will work

BY: - July 9, 2021

WASHINGTON — The most ambitious part of the pandemic stimulus package signed by President Joe Biden earlier this year is about to hit the bank accounts of millions of U.S. parents.

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Arizona Mirror takes home 11 journalism awards from Arizona Press Club

BY: - July 9, 2021

The Arizona Mirror took home 11 awards in the prestigious annual Arizona Press Club journalism contest, including first place awards for coverage of public safety and immigration news.

Supreme Court upholds Arizona ban on early ballot collecting

BY: - July 1, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Arizona’s ban on third-party ballot collections, reversing the 9th Circuit’s ruling last year that the prohibition violated the Voting Rights Act.

Biden administration snubs Ducey in Western wildfire meeting

BY: - June 30, 2021

Doug Ducey was one of just three Western governors that the White House didn’t invite to a meeting on wildfires that the Biden administration convened, despite the particularly nasty fire season that Arizona is currently facing.

Poll: Arizonans don’t want to re-elect Biden, but will support him over Trump

BY: - June 29, 2021

Arizonans don’t want to re-elect President Joe Biden to another term in 2024, but will again give the state’s 11 electoral votes to him if he’s running against Donald Trump, according to a poll released Tuesday. And U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has better job approval ratings from Republican voters than from her fellow Democrats, who […]

Years of raging Arizona wildfires bring focus onto climate change, drought

BY: - June 28, 2021

There are two dozen wildfires raging across Arizona that have burned more than 366,000 acres so far, putting this year’s wildfire season on a similar trajectory to the past two years — a trend that experts worry is likely only to get worse as the effects of climate change become more acute.

House finalizes budget, tax cuts, but kills ESA expansion

BY: - June 26, 2021

The Arizona House of Representatives wrapped up work Friday on a $12.8 billion budget that dramatically overhauls the state’s income tax code, shields some wealthy Arizonans from paying a voter-approved tax to boost teacher pay and mandates new civics curriculum in public schools.

False Arizona claims play part in suspension of Giuliani law license

BY: - June 24, 2021

Among the claims that led a New York disciplinary panel to suspend Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani’s license to practice law were a series of baseless claims he made falsely alleging that tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants voted in the 2020 general election in Arizona. 

Invest in Education

Public education groups ready referendum, lawsuits on tax cuts and other budget items

BY: - June 24, 2021

A coalition of public education advocacy groups that banded together last year to pass higher taxes on the wealthy to increase teacher pay and boost school funding are now looking at ways to stop Republican legislators and Gov. Doug Ducey from undermining that tax increase in a state budget that includes massive tax cuts for […]

New audit concerns: Cellphones, guns, WiFi microscopes and software glitches

BY: - June 24, 2021

Observers sent by Secretary of State Katie Hobbs to monitor the Arizona Senate’s election audit say they’ve raised a litany of concerns about security, equipment, communication, policies and procedures over the past month.

Mark Kelly in private call: Filibuster changes needed to make a ‘more functional’ Senate

BY: - June 23, 2021

Three southwestern Democratic U.S. senators during a private Zoom call with supporters on Tuesday suggested they were open to filibuster reform but stopped short of offering specifics on the kind of reform they would get behind.

Arizona Senate approves $12.8 B budget, massive tax cut

BY: - June 23, 2021

After weeks of stops and starts and negotiations with GOP holdouts, Senate Republicans passed a budget and massive income tax cut, while House Democrats were able to delay the vote in their chamber by leaving the Capitol to ensure there was no quorum.