Law & Government

Trump gave us a scary, nihilistic State of the Union speech

Impeached President Donald Trump’s one hour and 18-minute State of the Union rant was a new low in American politics, even in these unprecedented times.

Trump made his pitch for 4 more years. Pelosi ripped up the speech

President Donald Trump delivered his third — and possibly final — State of the Union address Tuesday night on the floor of the U.S. House, where he was impeached in December.

GOP bill expanding vouchers to out-of-state schools clears committee

Native American students would be allowed to use taxpayer dollars to pay for tuition at schools in other states, as long as the school is located within two miles of the Arizona border, under legislation approved Tuesday by the Senate Education Committee.

Firefighter cancer bill clears committee after tearful testimony

After an hourslong debate that included tearful testimony from firefighters and their loved ones, a bill that would require local governments to cover the health care costs of firefighters who develop cancer cleared another hurdle Tuesday afternoon and is now ready to be considered by the full Arizona Senate.

Two ethics complaint filed against Rep. David Cook

The chairman of the Arizona House of Representatives Ethics Committee on Tuesday announced that two ethics complaints have been filed against Rep. David Cook, a Republican from Globe who has been the subject of news reports showing romantic letters he allegedly sent to a lobbyist from the agricultural industry.

Guesting game: Lawmakers send messages with State of the Union guests

WASHINGTON – For Michael Waldman, a speechwriter for former President Bill Clinton, the guests at the State of the Union address are “often as interesting as what’s on stage.”“You can tell lot of the...

An open ethics process is essential if Republicans truly want accountability

Republicans in the Arizona State House of Representatives are considering changing their ethics rules to make it more difficult to submit complaints. It’s hard to imagine a worse time for a change like this.

Ducey signs ‘electronic adjudication’ bill to speed ballot counting

Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday signed Senate Bill 1135, which allows county elections officials to use a process called “electronic adjudication” to identify ballots that can’t be read by standard vote-counting machines.

‘English-only’ repeal law held in House Rules

The House Rules Committee, which reviews the constitutionality of proposed legislation, didn’t review a ballot referral to repeal Arizona’s English-only law as scheduled on Monday.

Dems’ final pitch for ousting Trump: ‘He will do it again’

U.S. House Democrats on Monday made their closing arguments for removing President Donald Trump from office, insisting that leaving him in the White House guarantees he’ll cheat in the 2020 presidential election.
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