Law & Government

The 2019 legislative session that wasn’t

The legislative session is winding down, and — yet again — the needs of our children and our citizens have been neglected. I had hoped, given the results of the 2018 elections, that there...

After discovering critical flaw in gun, DPS quietly replacing guns issued to all troopers

After discovering a critical flaw that could prevent the gun from firing, DPS began hurriedly replacing roughly 1,500 FNS pistols that replaced the previous sidearm in the name of cost savings.

Legally sanctioned homophobia still a mainstay of Arizona law

The long overdue repeal of the “no promo homo” law was the right thing to do. But the struggle to grant equal rights to Arizona’s LGBTQ community is far from over.

The sound of silence on Ducey’s school safety plan

Note: This story has been updated to include additional comments from the Governor’s OfficeGov. Doug Ducey insists that he hasn’t abandoned the school safety plan that lawmakers rejected in 2018 and that he still...

AG Barr defends Trump, but Dems demand to hear directly from Mueller

Attorney General William Barr offered a robust defense of President Trump Thursday morning ahead of the highly anticipated public release of a redacted report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Ducey pledges aid to Yuma to handle influx of migrants

Gov. Doug Ducey said he’ll provide whatever state assistance he can to Yuma after Mayor Douglas Nicholls declared an emergency over an influx of migrants in the border city.

As a public health crisis looms, anti-government beliefs fuel counterproductive vaccination policies

The dramatic uptick in unvaccinated students in Arizona is what the beginning of a public health crisis looks like. Unfortunately, it’s entirely unclear what policymakers will do about it.

Trump signs measure to finalize drought plan

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a bill that finalizes the seven-state drought contingency plan.

Ducey signs bill loosening anti-BDS law in attempt to stop litigation

A bill to loosen the rules on which government contractors can participate in boycotts of Israel in an attempt to undermine a lawsuit has been signed into law by Gov. Doug Ducey.

AG opinion from 1956 buttresses ethics complaint against Rep. Kern

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office concluded decades ago that voluntary positions aren’t exempt from the state constitution’s ban on legislators working for municipalities, a potentially bad omen for state Rep. Anthony Kern as he...
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