Politics

Bipartisanship promise proves to be empty rhetoric

We’ve seen once again that “bipartisanship” was nothing more than empty jargon from a party that is losing support across the state.

Bills to tackle AZ doctor, nurse shortages win Senate approval

Two bills aimed at addressing the state’s shortage of nurses and doctors have passed their first major hurdle.

Sinema misses votes on judges, EPA chief during trip to New Zealand for Ironman race

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on Saturday competed in an Ironman race in New Zealand, where she set a personal record in the grueling race – clocking in under 13 hours. In doing so, she missed a string of high-profile votes back at the U.S. Capitol.

Medical professionals concerned about bill to expand short term health plans

The legislature is on the cusp of approving legislation expanding short-term health insurance plans, much to the chagrin of medical groups, who say the plans exempt many medical issues and could leave Arizonans facing staggering medical bills.

Arizona tribes push less government, more sovereignty to conservatives

CPAC had never heard a conservative argument from one group of speakers who showed up Thursday to the annual gathering: Native Americans who called for less government oversight on reservations and greater tribal sovereignty.

Post-Election Day gains for Dem candidates are the norm, not the 2018 exception

The post-Election Day shift toward Democrats that flipped the outcomes of several major races in 2018 wasn't abnormal, an Arizona Mirror analysis finds.

Refugees gather at Capitol as House approves resolution supporting refugee resettlement in Arizona

Refugee and immigrant families visited the state Capitol on Thursday to support a resolution proclaiming that “members of the Legislature welcome and declare their support for resettling all types of refugees in Arizona.”

House approves bill to cut student wages

With only Republican support, the House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill to allow businesses to pay working students nearly $4 an hour less than the state’s minimum wage, ostensibly to allow more students to find jobs.

Does Bill Montgomery know enough about justice to be one?

He has exactly five years’ experience prosecuting cases — those years are not contiguous — and many of the most serious cases he tried were motor-vehicle offenses.

Measure to cut pay for student workers advances with GOP backing

“Why don’t you want young people to have a job?” Grantham said, in an attempt to appeal to those who oppose his proposal.