Law & Government

GOP criminal justice reform advocate lays out ambitious 2020 agenda

Rep. Walter Blackman is working on a handful of other criminal justice reform proposals that he hopes will lay the groundwork for what will most likely be a protracted fight.

Arizona legislator brings personal story, gun-reform plea to Washington

Jennifer Longdon didn’t need to tell congressional lawmakers Thursday about the harm firearms can do: She showed them, when she rolled her wheelchair into a House hearing on the costs of gun violence.

Emails show Interior stalling responses to Rep. Grijalva

The U.S. Interior Department appears to have intentionally delayed responses to oversight requests from Rep. Raúl Grijalva, the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee.

Anti-light rail committee misses deadline to respond to complaint

The committee that led the fight to halt future light rail construction in Phoenix missed a deadline to respond to a complaint alleging that it falsely reported the source of $40,000 in contributions.

Lawmakers want more info on correctional officer departures

A legislative panel wants the Arizona Department of Corrections to provide more detailed information on why its correctional officers are leaving the agency, where they’re going and why.

Turning sex education into something dirty

At issue is Kathy Hoffman’s stance that schools should be allowed to teach medically accurate and age-appropriate sex education.

GOP sex ed furor lingers over child sexual abuse task force meeting

In the midst of a brewing controversy over sex education in Arizona schools, Gov. Doug Ducey’s task force that aims to examine ways to better protect children from sexual abuse had its second meeting.

U.S. House launches official impeachment inquiry

It’s official: President Donald Trump is the subject of a U.S. House impeachment inquiry.

Bowers, Fann wade into legal fight over Montana school choice program

Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers and Senate President Karen Fann are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a Montana ruling that struck down that state’s tax credits for people who contribute money to private school scholarships.

O’Halleran alone in failing to stand up to Trump’s flagrant abuses of power

I shudder to think what it would take to get Rep. Tom O’Halleran to recognize the gravity of our present moment and the consequences that will come if Congress fails to do the job it is constitutionally required to do.
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