Politics

Judge rebukes Ducey as ‘defiant,’ says Prop 123 education funding is ‘illegal’

A federal judge today tore into Gov. Doug Ducey in a ruling that declares a voter-approved move to increase state funding for public schools from the State Land Trust illegal.

O’Halleran joins ranks of impeachment inquiry supporters

Every Arizona Democratic member of Congress now supports the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump for abusing the power of the presidency to benefit his re-election campaign.

VP Pence coming to Arizona to bolster McSally

Vice President Mike Pence will join U.S. Sen. Martha McSally in Arizona this week at a series of private events in Green Valley, Phoenix and Scottsdale. Few details have been released about the trip.

Anti-light rail committee amends campaign finance reports

Building a Better Phoenix, the political action committee that led the campaign to halt light rail expansion in the city, amended two campaign finance reports in the wake of a campaign finance complaint alleging it inaccurately reported the source of $40,000 in contributions.

Maybe our governor needs a refresher in high school civics

Ducey can’t be bothered with thinking about impeachment, nor can he imagine why Congress would want to. For our governor, the constitutional check against an abusive executive is “not what (lawmakers) were elected to do.”

GOP criminal justice reform advocate lays out ambitious 2020 agenda

Rep. Walter Blackman is working on a handful of other criminal justice reform proposals that he hopes will lay the groundwork for what will most likely be a protracted fight.

Arizona legislator brings personal story, gun-reform plea to Washington

Jennifer Longdon didn’t need to tell congressional lawmakers Thursday about the harm firearms can do: She showed them, when she rolled her wheelchair into a House hearing on the costs of gun violence.

Emails show Interior stalling responses to Rep. Grijalva

The U.S. Interior Department appears to have intentionally delayed responses to oversight requests from Rep. Raúl Grijalva, the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee.

Anti-light rail committee misses deadline to respond to complaint

The committee that led the fight to halt future light rail construction in Phoenix missed a deadline to respond to a complaint alleging that it falsely reported the source of $40,000 in contributions.

Turning sex education into something dirty

At issue is Kathy Hoffman’s stance that schools should be allowed to teach medically accurate and age-appropriate sex education.
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