Law & Government

Extremist group Patriot Movement AZ agrees to settle federal lawsuit with Valley churches

Members of the extremist group Patriot Movement AZ have reached an agreement in a federal lawsuit brought by small Hispanic churches who sued them for disrupting their work of welcoming migrant families.

Jay Lawrence: ‘I don’t want refugees settled here… Call me a bigot’

At a Jan. 16 political event, Republican state Rep. Jay Lawrence said that refugees “take from us” and generally make life worse in Arizona, a view he admitted makes him bigoted.

Monday Musings: Celebrating MLK amid Trump’s white nationalism

Our current president is not only working against many of the principles espoused by Dr. King, he is also indirectly soliciting white nationalist political support.

Ducey, Senate GOP call for more money to speed up ESA voucher approvals

In the midst of several recent controversies and a PR campaign a prominent school choice advocacy group launched last year against the Democratic superintendent of public instruction, Gov. Doug Ducey wants to give the Department of Education more money to speed up the processing of school voucher applications.

Ducey’s budget calls for new investigators for teacher misconduct

The state would have more investigators to look into teachers accused of misconduct, under the budget proposal unveiled Friday by Gov. Doug Ducey.

Ducey’s $12.3B budget seeks new K-12, public safety spending

In the face of a nearly billion-dollar budget surplus, spending on Arizona students would return to 2001 levels in the coming year under the budget proposal that Gov. Doug Ducey released Friday, with projections to exceed the high-water mark of 2008 next year, when inflation is taken into account.

Bill would add breast, ovarian cancer to list that must be covered for firefighters

As two senators shaved their heads on the lawn in front of the Arizona Senate in solidarity with firefighters battling cancer, a bipartisan group of lawmakers gathered to rally behind an effort to add more cancers to the state’s firefighter occupational cancer law. 

Brno: Phoenix airport Uber, Lyft fees ‘likely’ unconstitutional

Phoenix’s increased airport fees on rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft likely violates a constitutional provision barring the imposition of new fees by governments in Arizona, Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Thursday.

Bill number ‘1070’ remains off-limits in the Senate

For the ninth consecutive year, the ability to sponsor Senate Bill 1070 is off-limits to all but one lawmaker — the Senate president. 

McSally stands athwart a fair impeachment trial yelling, ‘Liberal hack!’

If you’re having trouble with how the magnitude of the scandal involving Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine has seemed to grow at a bewildering rate in the past 72 or so hours, just do like Martha McSally and refuse to even consider what this new evidence means.
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