Law & Government

Stringer’s seatmates aren’t calling for his resignation over racist remarks

Several prominent Republicans have called for Rep. David Stringer to resign from the Legislature over racist comments he made recently, though his two seatmates in his Yavapai County-based legislative district aren’t among them.

Rep. Stringer loses chairmanship after saying blacks, others ‘don’t blend in’ to America

Incoming House Speaker Rusty Bowers has removed Rep. David Stringer as chair of the new Sentencing and Recidivism Reform Committee after a series of racist remarks he made to college students were reported by...

Lawsuit claims Kyl appointment violates Seventeenth Amendment

A group of Arizonans is challenging Gov. Doug Ducey’s authority to appoint U.S. Sen. John McCain’s replacement in the Senate until 2020 under a novel legal theory that it violates the Seventeenth Amendment to...

Hobbs rebukes Howard Dean over unfounded election ‘cheating’ allegation

Incoming Secretary of State Katie Hobbs took former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean to task on Twitter after he made a baseless suggestion that GOP “cheating” kept Maricopa County a Republican stronghold until a Democrat became county recorder in 2016.

Luxury condos to replace Tempe Mobile Home Park

The owners of a former mobile home park in Tempe had been mum about what their plans for the property were, but Tuesday night the first hurdle towards building on the former trailer park property was successfully passed.

Conservative economist urges Arizona to pass on windfall from tax conformity

An economist from a conservative policy organization that produces model legislation for states is urging Arizona to pass the savings from last year’s federal tax cut legislation on to taxpayers, echoing calls from some Republican state lawmakers who want a lame-duck special session next month.

Maricopa County saved nearly 7,000 ballots through curing policy

Nearly 7,000 voters would have had their early ballots rejected over problems with their signatures if Maricopa County hadn’t initiated a new policy of attempting to “cure” those ballots after Election Day.

When asylum-seekers are turned away at border, migrants are more vulnerable

A report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General in late September pointed to a likely unintended consequence of turning back asylum-seekers at ports of entry, which is happening now in Tijuana.

Sinema, Yee are firsts; but does Arizona’s legislature look like the state?

Arizona’s legislative body will have firsts as well: Jennifer Longdon, a Democrat from District 24, is the first legislator who uses a wheelchair full-time, and Walter Blackman, from District 6, is the state’s first ever black Republican legislator.

Criminal justice reform advocates taking aim at AZ’s “truth-in-sentencing” law

A Quaker organization focused on social justice issues that works toward criminal justice reform plans to make a push during the upcoming legislative session to reduce Arizona’s strict sentencing laws.In 1993, a time when...