Politics

Ducey vetoes large increase in legislator ‘expense’ pay

Gov. Doug Ducey today vetoed a bill that would have more than tripled the amount of expense pay lawmakers would receive, saying that legislators should have not applied the pay increase to themselves.

Tempe to host Fox News town hall for Julian Castro

Arizona will host an upcoming town hall next week for 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro, Fox News announced last week.

National Dems launch ads against McSally on health care law repeal

National Democrats are targeting U.S. Sen. Martha McSally in Facebook advertisements over her support of Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a move that would remove protections for pre-existing conditions.

Volunteers blast Phoenix council for lack of action on migrant families releases

Two Phoenix residents this week warned the city council that there could be an emergency with the release of thousands of migrant families as summer temperatures rise and an ad hoc volunteer network that sprang up last fall beginning to falter due to the heavy workload.

Can the gov’t be sued for not acting to stop climate change? Appeals court hears arguments

Federal judges are weighing whether the U.S. can be held legally responsible for failing to protect future generations from climate change. That’s at the heart of Juliana v. United States, in which 21 young people from around the country claim they have a constitutional right to be protected from man-made climate change.

Clean Elections helps women seek and win elected office, and we should support that

Debbie Lesko and Kyrsten Sinema have little in common politically – except they both started their political careers running for the legislature with Clean Elections funds.

Compromise bill caps corporate tax credits for private school tuition

A future drain on state revenues has likely been averted after lawmakers were able to reach an elusive agreement to cap a program that provides tax credits to companies that fund scholarships for students to attend private schools.

Sonora guv, another close ally, splits with Ducey on tariffs

This marks the second time in as many months that Ducey has sided with Trump in his economic saber-rattling against Mexico.

House passes bill to offer ‘dreamers’ path to citizenship

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill that aims to give up to 2.5 million undocumented immigrants a pathway to U.S. citizenship.The legislation – a top priority for...

Hispanic churches file federal lawsuit against anti-immigrant Arizona ‘patriot’ groups

A network of small Hispanic churches that for months have welcomed and aided migrant families who have been processed by federal immigration officials on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit against two Arizona anti-immigrant groups.