Law & Government

Bill ‘tweaking’ Arizona’s anti-BDS law advances

A bill that would disallow government contractors from participating in boycotts of Israel has passed the initial hurdles on its way to become law.

Dark money foes launch new effort for disclosure law

Former Attorney General Terry Goddard is hoping the third time’s a charm for efforts to prohibit the use of anonymous “dark money” in political campaigns.

Tuition bill covering dreamers coming back as striker after Bowers kills original measure

Yesterday, the powerful speaker of the House of Representatives said he was killing a proposal to create a new tuition rate at the state’s universities and community colleges for all who have graduated from an Arizona high school, including dreamers, but Sen. Heather Carter said she’s “working relentlessly” find a way to get the proposal to the governor’s desk.

Supreme Court justices seem split on partisan gerrymandering

U.S. Supreme Court justices appear divided over the role courts should play in cracking down on partisan gerrymandering in Maryland and other states across the country.

Political motivations drove elimination of meet-and-confer for college faculty, report claims

A newly released report by the American Association of University Professors claims that the reasoning behind eliminating the meet-and-confer policy at the Maricopa County Community Colleges District was politically motivated, according to records they obtained during an investigation.

Stringer can release subpoenaed document, but says he won’t

Embattled state Rep. David Stringer has the authority to ask the District of Columbia Bar and the Arizona Supreme Court to waive confidentiality for a document sought by the House of Representatives Ethics Investigation into sex crimes charges he faced in Maryland in 1983.

Abortion concerns have blocked the effort to fund Arizona’s 2-1-1 system

Concerns by the evangelical Christian lobbying group Center for Arizona Policy about abortions have derailed a push to restore funding to Arizona 2-1-1 that was cut during the recession a decade ago.

Newly powerful Grijalva prepares to challenge Trump administration

WASHINGTON – When Raúl Grijalva showed up on Capitol Hill for his first congressional portrait more than 16 years ago, he didn’t yet own a tie.''They said, 'Mr. Grijalva, we'll take your picture...

House panel approves Southwest Key reform bill; Dems reluctantly support it

The House Health and Human Services Committee approved on a 9-0 vote Thursday a Senate proposal changing how the state oversees federally contracted facilities like Southwest Key that run migrant youth shelters.

Courts: Stringer may actually be able to comply with legislative subpoena

The Arizona Supreme Court has clarified that an order sealing a document related to Rep. David Stringer’s arrest on sex crime charges in the early 1980s only applies to those who obtained the document from the State Bar of Arizona, but doesn’t bar Stringer from complying with a legislative subpoena if he has his own copy of the letter.
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