Law & Government

GOP lawmakers seek transgender ban on school sports

A Republican legislator from Phoenix wants to ban Arizona transgender students from athletic teams that align with their gender identity. 

Hecklers interrupt Ducey speech over ‘red flag law’ support

Gov. Doug Ducey was forced to halt his speech to the GOP faithful Saturday amid jeers from Republican protesters who say the governor is advocating unconstitutional gun control measures aimed at stopping gun violence.

Monday Musings: Ducey budget is a better deal than GOP leadership plans

The State Capitol budget is on an election year fast track, and that’s OK. Republican legislators should pass Gov. Doug Ducey’s fiscal year 2021 budget recommendation as is, thus eliminating what has become a closed-door, drawn-out GOP budget process. Democratic legislators can protest with their votes against it.

Bill creating ‘Victims of Communism Day’ moves forward

A bill that would declare Nov. 7 of each year the Victims of Communism Memorial Day has moved past the initial hurdles to become law. 

Who can’t President Trump kill?

Just imagine if Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy had been ordered assassinated by a foreign leader.

Bill to ease private border wall construction advances

A bill that would allow private border wall construction in Arizona cleared its first legislative hurdle. 

Lawrence walks back anti-refugee comments, makes excuses

Lawrence told Fox 10 he “absolutely misspoke.” He said to ABC15 that his comments were “taken out of context.” And he stated to KTAR he was “taunted by someone” to say he is OK with being called a bigot, something that was “a mistake” and “was dumb on my part.”

GOP reluctantly approves bill adding harsher sentences for fentanyl, heroin crimes

The state House Judiciary Committee reluctantly approved Wednesday a proposal increasing mandatory sentencing for fentanyl and heroin crimes that is viewed by critics as a step backward in the push for criminal justice reform...

Ducey photographed with member of extremist group Proud Boys

A member of the far-right extremist group Proud Boys posted a picture of himself alongside Gov. Doug Ducey that was taken at the March for Life anti-abortion rally over the weekend. 

Democrats pushing package of criminal justice reform bills in 2020

As hopes fly high for a legislative session that will succeed in passing meaningful criminal justice reform, Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday unveiled a detailed agenda that includes giving more inmates a chance to reduce their prison sentence and freeing judges from issuing mandatory sentences. 
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