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Ruling sets up renewable energy fight between Corp Comm, lawmakers

The Arizona Supreme Court may have opened the door to allowing the legislature to overrule the Corporation Commission on renewable energy standards, a longtime goal of some conservative lawmakers who dislike the mandates imposed on electrical utilities.

Trump issues sweeping executive orders after coronavirus aid talks break down

President Donald Trump on Saturday circumvented Congress and took action into his own hands after weeks of unsuccessful negotiations over another coronavirus relief package on Capitol Hill.

Anti-Trump Lincoln Project announces AZ leadership team

The conservative anti-Trump group The Lincoln Project announced its Arizona leadership team Thursday, including former Attorney General Grant Woods and three former GOP state legislators.

O’Connor wins enough write-in votes for GOP Corp Comm nomination

The Republican Party will have three candidates for the Corporation Commission after Jim O’Connor earned enough write-in votes to qualify for the November ballot. O’Connor had 20,452 write-in votes in Maricopa County alone after county...

Arpaio trailing in bid to reclaim sheriff’s office

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe appears unlikely to get a chance to reclaim his old job, as he narrowly trails in the Republican primary to his former chief deputy, Jerry Sheridan.

Rogers trounces Allen in battleground race, Barto widens lead over Carter

One of the biggest battlegrounds in this year’s legislative races saw a major shakeup in Tuesday’s primary election as retired Air Force pilot Wendy Rogers ousted longtime incumbent Sen. Sylvia Allen. Rogers trounced Allen, a...

Will Trump’s apportionment order take away an Arizona district?

An order President Donald Trump issued last month to exclude immigrants without authorization to live in the country from a population count used to redistribute between states the 435 seated voting members of the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Fee to become U.S. citizen jumping to nearly $1,200, an 83% increase

The federal agency in charge of adjudicating immigration benefits is increasing the fee to become a U.S. citizen by 83% and charging a new fee for people seeking asylum.

Ariz. conservationists sound alarm over Trump pick to head public lands bureau

President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Bureau of Land Management has supported mining near the Grand Canyon, livestock grazing in federally protected areas, resource extraction at national monuments and generally opposed federal management of Western lands — all positions conservationists in Arizona say would hurt the state’s public lands.

Ducey: Feds need to increase unemployment aid, but Arizona won’t

Gov. Doug Ducey implored Congress to act quickly to help workers who will soon lose their expiring federal unemployment benefits, while balking at suggestions that Arizona should increase its own benefits, which are among the lowest in the United States and haven’t changed in nearly 20 years.
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