Politics

U.S. Supreme Court may sidestep a big Second Amendment fight

A high-profile gun rights case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday might be dismissed with little fanfare.

Fentanyl crimes would face stiffer sentences under GOP lawmaker’s proposal

A Prescott Republican lawmaker is pushing to impose harsher prison sentences for dealing fentanyl, even while supporting a broader push for criminal justice reform that would reduce the number of Arizonans behind bars.

USMCA trade deal presents political conundrum for Democrats

With only a few legislative days left before Congress adjourns for the year, House Democrats are eager to show that they can legislate while also pursuing an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

Groups sue over early ballot return deadline, harm to rural & Latino voters

Arizona’s popular early voting system requires mail-in ballots arrive at the offices of election officials by 7 p.m. on Election Day for those votes to be tallied. But this deadline is unreasonable and disenfranchises rural and Latino voters, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday by a Latino advocacy group and a progressive organization.

Republican lawmaker doesn’t want environmental justice taught in schools

An Arizona House Republican wants to remove lessons about the social and economic consequences of climate change from the statewide requirements for K-12 environmental education.

Dems battle Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over student loan forgiveness

A long-simmering feud between U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and congressional Democrats over student loan forgiveness is heating up as hundreds of thousands of borrowers continue to wait for help on loans they claim were fraudulent.

Arizona poll: Wide gap on immigration, gun control between Republicans, Democrats

A new state poll shows a yawning divide among Republicans and Democrats on key Arizona issues, including immigration, climate change, housing affordability and gun control.

Task force calls for new laws, education to combat child sex abuse

A task force the governor created to help guide lawmakers on possible changes to state laws involving child victims of sexual abuse in Arizona made its final recommendations on Friday.

In Trumpworld, it’s the ‘immigrant threat,’ not Trump, that must be impeached

For three gut wrenching and shameful minutes, Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan – one of Trump’s staunchest defenders – without a shred of evidence raised the specter at Tuesday’s impeachment hearings that Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman might be a traitor.

4 AZ Dems back plan for 100% clean energy by 2050

Four Arizona Democrats have signed on as co-sponsors of ambitious legislation that would commit the United States to achieve a 100% clean energy economy by 2050.
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