Law & Government

Rental company changes name, website after complaint about ASU trademark infringement

BY: - December 13, 2018

Infamous Tempe landlord Tim Wright appears to have had to change his company’s name, Rent Me ASU, likely due to pressure from Arizona State University.

Roadblocks exist for affordable housing

BY: - December 13, 2018

Affordable housing is becoming a bigger and bigger issue to residents and politicians alike in Arizona but conflicts between state law and what local municipalities want to do is a major hurdle.

College friendship leads to new kidney for Clean Elections director

BY: - December 12, 2018

Clean Elections Executive Director Tom Collins’ badly needed kidney transplant came by way of an unexpected reunion with an old friend from his college days in Tucson.

COMMENTARY

Beyond the scandals, Trump’s enmity for immigrants is becoming institutionalized

BY: - December 12, 2018

One of the problems with Trump’s scandal-ridden administration, aside from the scandals themselves, is that the media frenzy about the scandals makes it harder to notice the long-term damage being done to vital government agencies. A case in point: the U.S. immigration system.

Supreme Court won’t hear appeal of ‘strict compliance’ law for initiatives

BY: - December 11, 2018

The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a challenge to a 2017 law requiring citizen initiative campaigns to strictly comply with statutory requirements. Previously, the courts had imposed a lesser standard of substantial compliance, meaning initiatives wouldn’t be barred from the ballot over minor defects on issues such as the format of petitions […]

Dentists want AHCCCS to provide dental care to pregnant women

BY: - December 11, 2018

The dental industry is a complex one that is currently undergoing some changes, but despite certain roadblocks, dental advocates are heading to the Capitol again when the legislature convenes in January to push for better access to care. For the last three years, Kevin Earle, Executive Director for the Arizona Dental Association, and others have […]

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 […]