Politics

Schweikert dismisses Dem challenge as ‘theatrics’ that won’t overcome ‘math’

WASHINGTON – For David Schweikert, politics is ultimately a numbers game.And it’s one the Arizona Republican congressman is confident he can win – even though he is the subject of an ongoing ethics...

By backing Trump’s Mexico tariffs, Ducey in conflict with business and GOP allies

In supporting President Donald Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on Mexico in an attempt to halt illegal immigration, Gov. Doug Ducey is standing against some of his biggest allies.

House GOP leader wants to bar cities from stopping private wall construction

House Majority Leader Warren Petersen, R-Gilbert, is planning to propose legislation next session that would allow for private groups to build a wall along the border on private land, regardless of whether city or county zoning allows such structures.

The legislature gave itself a $1 million raise. Welcome to the swamp.

Where the whole thing turns, well, swampy is that the Maricopa County legislators made sure they weren’t left out of the deal.

Montgomery opponents cleared from judicial nominating commission

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is once again seeking a seat on the Arizona Supreme Court, and his odds may be markedly improved after Gov. Doug Ducey replaced several members of a judicial nominating commission who blocked his path to the high court earlier this year.

Ducey signs 2020 state budget

Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday morning signed the budget passed by legislators earlier in the week. The $11.8 billion spending plan goes into effect July 1.

Ducey backs Trump’s tariffs against Mexico

In a series of tweets, Gov. Doug Ducey voiced support of for President Donald Trump's plan to implement a series of progressively increasing tariffs on Mexican imports in response to a surge of migrants...

La reconquista will not be televised, but we can still vote

There’s been a growing trend in recent years – in case you haven’t noticed – of Latinos in Arizona and nationwide getting elected to public office.

The 2020 state budget, annotated

After more than a week of debate, the legislature on Monday approved its $11.8 billion spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins on July 1.

‘Dreamer’ graduates face uneven higher ed options

Among a sea of blue caps and gowns, some draped with cords and colorful stoles, were Blanca Collazo and Jordi Santos. They’re both good friends. They were both born in Mexico and arrived in the United States as toddlers.
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