Law & Government

USMCA trade deal presents political conundrum for Democrats

With only a few legislative days left before Congress adjourns for the year, House Democrats are eager to show that they can legislate while also pursuing an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

A closer look at hunger and the need to support Arizona’s food banks

Family and friends gathered yesterday to celebrate Thanksgiving, which reminds many of us of those who are less fortunate. Thanksgiving may be over, but the problem isn’t: Arizona  has the dubious distinction of being the eleventh hungriest state in the nation.

AZ to get federal coordinator for MMIWG cases following executive order

Arizona will be one of the first of 11 states to receive a new federal coordinator with the U.S. Attorney’s Office that will help with cases of murdered and missing indigenous women and girls as part of a new federal task force.

Groups sue over early ballot return deadline, harm to rural & Latino voters

Arizona’s popular early voting system requires mail-in ballots arrive at the offices of election officials by 7 p.m. on Election Day for those votes to be tallied. But this deadline is unreasonable and disenfranchises rural and Latino voters, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday by a Latino advocacy group and a progressive organization.

GOP proposal would increase in-state tuition at ASU, UA, NAU

Tuition for in-state university students would skyrocket by nearly 50% under a proposal being pushed by one of the leading Republicans on the Education Committee in the Arizona House of Representatives.

Republican lawmaker doesn’t want environmental justice taught in schools

An Arizona House Republican wants to remove lessons about the social and economic consequences of climate change from the statewide requirements for K-12 environmental education.

Dems battle Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over student loan forgiveness

A long-simmering feud between U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and congressional Democrats over student loan forgiveness is heating up as hundreds of thousands of borrowers continue to wait for help on loans they claim were fraudulent.

Arizona poll: Wide gap on immigration, gun control between Republicans, Democrats

A new state poll shows a yawning divide among Republicans and Democrats on key Arizona issues, including immigration, climate change, housing affordability and gun control.

Arizona charter schools get $213M in ‘Achievement District’ financing

Public schools that join the Arizona Public Schools Achievement District can participate in the Arizona Public School Credit Enhancement Program, under which they can apply to take out lines of credit

U.S. Department of Interior disbands committee aimed at privatization of public lands

The Trump administration this month abruptly ended work by the so-called “Made in America” Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee that aimed to privatize some aspects of the nation’s public lands.
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