Law & Government

Dem leader: If Rep. Stringer brings ‘toxicity’ to the Legislature, expulsion calls will follow

BY: - December 10, 2018

Rep. Reginald Bolding, a Phoenix Democrat and one of two black lawmakers, said he expects Democrats in the Arizona House of Representatives will push to expel Rep. David Stringer if the embattled Prescott Republican creates an “unsafe working environment” when the Legislature convenes in January. Stringer has been called on to resign by numerous groups […]

The Intercept questions Kyl’s lobbying ties

BY: - December 10, 2018

Jon Kyl’s brief return to the U.S. Senate will likely pay dividends when he returns to his old lobbying practice, where he represented clients whose interests he’s promoted since Gov. Doug Ducey appointed him to fill John McCain’s seat, The Intercept reported on Monday. David Dayen of The Intercept reported that Kyl, who joined the […]

Hobbs will remove herself as plaintiff in campaign finance lawsuit

BY: - December 7, 2018

Hobbs will remove herself as one of the plaintiffs in a legal challenge to a 2016 campaign finance law, which her new office has been tasked with defending in court, a spokeswoman said.

Stringer defiantly rejects calls for resignation, says remarks about minorities are ‘truthful’

BY: - December 7, 2018

State Rep. David Stringer said he won’t resign from the Legislature, rejecting calls from numerous Republicans who want him to step down over racist comments that came to light recently.

Proposal to limit legal immigration spurring some to opt out of food, health programs

BY: - December 6, 2018

Immigrant families in Arizona are opting out of food safety programs and public health clinics visits out of fear and confusion over a new proposal by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security intended to curb legal immigration. It’s a complex rule and different versions of it have been leaked since early 2017, creating confusion and […]

COMMENTARY

All it takes sometimes is a single voice to speak out

BY: - December 6, 2018

Are there no courageous House Republicans? One of their colleagues, Rep. David Stringer, has been caught on tape – not once, but twice – uttering racist sentiments and voicing his contempt for immigrants of all kinds, but particularly those who aren’t from European countries and have a darker complexion than the people Stringer thinks make […]

Senate president joins chorus of Republicans calling on Stringer to resign

BY: - December 5, 2018

Incoming Senate President Karen Fann on Wednesday joined the chorus demanding the resignation of her seatmate, Rep. David Stringer, over racist comments that recently came to light.

Judge strikes down campaign finance provisions

BY: - December 5, 2018

A Maricopa County judge has struck down several provisions of a 2016 top-to-bottom rewrite of Arizona’s campaign finance laws, including one that allowed the Arizona Democratic Party to spend millions of dollars helping Katie Hobbs win the race for secretary of state.

COMMENTARY

Three needed reforms to rein in charter school profiteering

BY: - December 5, 2018

We’ve been reading about it for months. Charter school CEOs, including a powerful Arizona legislator, are making millions off publicly funded charter schools. Oh, well, we shrug. They took a risk, invested money, and made a profit. That’s what businesses do. Except Arizona charter schools aren’t supposed to function like private sector businesses. Rather, they […]

Justice reform committee nixed after Stringer loses chairmanship

BY: - December 4, 2018

Incoming Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers dissolved the new House Recidivism and Sentencing Reform Committee after removing Rep. David Stringer as its chairman due to racist comments that recently came to light.

COMMENTARY

Remind me again why not everyone is calling on this white nationalist to resign?

BY: - December 4, 2018

Stringer hasn’t yet publicly said he is a white nationalist, but it’s clear from his writings that he is, as he has written at length espousing views that have their roots in unabashedly racist organizations like Stormfront.

NYT: Southwest Key execs “possibly engaged in self-dealing”

BY: - December 3, 2018

The New York Times this weekend profiled Southwest Key founder Juan Sanchez and the organization he’s built. Southwest Key, a nonprofit, is the nation’s largest operator of shelters for immigrant children and has received $1.7 billion in federal contracts over the past decade.