Law & Government

Democrats blast plan to shift $3.8 billion from Pentagon to border wall

The Trump administration plans to tap the Pentagon for another $3.8 billion in military funds to pay for border wall construction this year, a move critics blasted as “theft,” a raid and a money grab.

Bill would make governments liable for ‘gun-free zone’ shootings

State law bars people from carrying guns in most government buildings, but Republicans on a Senate panel Thursday backed a proposal that would allow people to sue the government for damages if a shooting occurs in a “gun-free zone.”

Activists said a proposal was racist. The GOP chairman had state troopers remove them.

After an opponent of a Republican proposal to outlaw sanctuary cities in Arizona said the measure was “racist,” the GOP chairman of the panel shut down his testimony, sparking a demonstration by other critics...

Kyrsten Sinema to the right of Mitch McConnell in new legislative rankings

Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona is more conservative than Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, a loyal ally of President Donald Trump and a national conservative icon.

Ducey flip-flops on red flag laws, says they won’t happen on his watch

Gov. Doug Ducey has reversed his position on so-called “red flag laws” that have been a core piece of his public safety agenda since 2018, telling a crowd in Lake Havasu City on Thursday...

Stanton shares Somali refugee’s story in supporting ‘NO BAN Act’

Nedifo Halane is one of many Somali refugees in Arizona who are waiting to reunite with their family members due to increased restrictions to legal immigration, including a ban on immigration from countries like Somalia.

Firefighter cancer bill wins bipartisan approval in Senate

A bill that would require local governments to cover the health care costs of firefighters who develop cancer received broad bipartisan support and was approved by the Arizona Senate Wednesday afternoon.

Bill requires SROs take training on de-escalation, mental health

Amid controversies about the role that school resource officers play in Arizona schools, a bill that would require they be trained on mental health and de-escalation tactics has cleared a legislative committee.

‘Project Rocket’ is a great idea, but it values struggling students less than successful ones

The grant-based program is dubbed Project Rocket and gives additional, targeted resources to low performing schools with a high percentage of students who live in poverty.

Breast cancer survivor: Trump does not care about my pre-existing condition

Of all of the lies, misleading statements, and exaggerations in President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, this statement hit home for me -- because I am a survivor of breast cancer: “I’ve also made an ironclad pledge to American families: We will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions.”
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