Politics

Gallego ‘will take any of the janitors’ over Stephen Miller

Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego is fuming over an inflammatory video from White House aide Stephen Miller’s high school days that resurfaced this week on social media.

CBP: Southern border apprehensions topped 360,000 in first half of year

In March alone, Border Patrol apprehended more than 92,000 people trying to cross the southern border, said Brian Hastings, Border Patrol chief of operations, on a conference call Tuesday. That was the most in March since 2007, according to CBP documents.

Stringer fallout halts sex offender registry reform

Legislation that would make more people eligible to have their names removed from Arizona’s sex offender registry may end up being an inadvertent casualty of the recent revelations of decades-old sex crime allegations that led David Stringer to resign from the Arizona House of Representatives.

Why is my electricity bill funding political ads?

In just a few short years, the company used the profits they made off of its customers and shareholders to spend more than $52 million on electioneering.

GOP lawmakers work to change ‘no promo homo’ law as AG says he won’t defend it in court

Republican lawmakers are looking to amend a law barring school districts from providing instruction that “promotes a homosexual lifestyle” that is being challenged in federal court.The move comes as the Arizona Attorney General’s Office...

Grantham disappointed his bill to cut minimum wages won’t go to court

The sponsor of a bill that aimed to reduce the minimum wage for young, part-time workers said he’s disappointed that the Senate effectively killed his legislation by requiring a three-fourths vote for its passage.

Bill to amend anti-BDS law heads to Ducey, amid GOP claims that opponents are anti-Semitic

A bill that would loosen the rules on which government contractors can participate in boycotts of Israel has passed a house vote amid fierce debate and will head to the governor’s desk.  

House approves new emergency voting restrictions

The House of Representatives approved new restrictions on emergency voting Monday, sending the proposal back to the Senate so it can approve several changes before it goes to Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk.

Senate amendment likely kills business-backed ‘youth employment’ bill to slash wages

A legislative proposal to cut the wages of working students is effectively dead in the Senate.

Fireworks salesman backs bill to expand fireworks sale. Why isn’t it a conflict?

There are a few certainties in a legislative session: Fights over the budget will be centered on education funding, Democrats will get upset that moderate Republican peers vote like Republicans, and David Gowan will push legislation to expand the use and sales of fireworks in Arizona.