Law & Government

Tucson voters reject sanctuary city initiative in landslide

An effort to limit Tucson police officers from inquiring about the immigration status of people they stop was voted down by a wide margin, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s election. The ballot initiative, Proposition...

Mohave County declares itself a Second Amendment sanctuary

Mohave County became the latest local government and the first in Arizona to join the burgeoning Second Amendment sanctuary movement.  The county’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Monday to declare Mohave County a Second...

Lawsuit over Payson recall could settle quirk in election law

A legal battle over an attempt to remove the mayor of Payson from office may settle an unanswered question about the requirements for forcing a recall election against a municipal official. State law and the...

Bipartisan bill could give undocumented Arizona farmworkers path to citizenship

A bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last week could mean a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants in Arizona who work in farms. The Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019 was...

‘Democracy dollars’ could pump millions of dollars of public funding into elections

A proposal to reinvigorate Arizona’s system for publicly funding political campaigns could inject tens of millions of dollars into the state’s elections.

MariCo supes unanimously appointed extremist who called Latino lawmakers ‘illegals’ to GOP post

Nearly 15 months after she made local and international headlines for her role in a protest at the Capitol in which pro-Trump activists called Latino and Native American legislators and staff “illegals” and told them to “get out of my country,” the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed Jennifer Harrison to a partisan position.

U.S. House Dems advance sweeping effort to lower higher education costs

A U.S. House committee passed legislation on Oct. 31 that supporters hailed as a “down payment” on a long-sought liberal goal: free college education for all.

Migrant shelter shut down by feds for child abuse incidents reopens in Youngtown

A migrant youth shelter in the West Valley that was shut down last year by the federal government following reports of child abuse has reopened, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Poll: AZ voters support inquiry, but not impeachment

Arizona voters support the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, but a majority say they so far oppose impeaching him for leveraging U.S. foreign aid to Ukraine to persuade that country to investigate his chief Democratic rival, according to a poll released yesterday.

Remembering the ‘unjustly dead’ on Los Días de los Muertos

Los Días de los Muertos is a prime occasion to remember the unjustly dead – people who, through no fault of their own, have had their lives senselessly cut short.
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