Politics

Abortion concerns have blocked the effort to fund Arizona’s 2-1-1 system

Concerns by the evangelical Christian lobbying group Center for Arizona Policy about abortions have derailed a push to restore funding to Arizona 2-1-1 that was cut during the recession a decade ago.

Newly powerful Grijalva prepares to challenge Trump administration

WASHINGTON – When Raúl Grijalva showed up on Capitol Hill for his first congressional portrait more than 16 years ago, he didn’t yet own a tie.''They said, 'Mr. Grijalva, we'll take your picture...

Courts: Stringer may actually be able to comply with legislative subpoena

The Arizona Supreme Court has clarified that an order sealing a document related to Rep. David Stringer’s arrest on sex crime charges in the early 1980s only applies to those who obtained the document from the State Bar of Arizona, but doesn’t bar Stringer from complying with a legislative subpoena if he has his own copy of the letter.

Why the GOP doesn’t want people of color to vote

The so-called “party of Lincoln” may have helped free the slaves, but it has spent the bulk of its history since building a record of discrimination against people of color.

Arizona Supreme Court says Stringer can’t give document to Ethics Committee

A judge’s order prohibits Rep. David Stringer from turning over a document sought by the House Ethics Committee in its investigation into sex crime charges he faced in Maryland the early 1980s, according to the Arizona Supreme Court.

Stringer won’t release document to Ethics Committee, attorney says

An attorney for Rep. David Stringer said he won’t release a document that the House Ethics Committee has subpoenad as part of its probe into sex crimes charges he faced in Maryland in 1983.

Ethics committee won’t keep Stringer documents secret

The House Ethics Committee on Wednesday rejected a request from embattled Rep. David Stringer to keep sensitive documents secret as it investigates sex crime charges he faced in Maryland in the early 1980s.

Pentagon could divert $30 million Fort Huachuca project to border wall

The Pentagon has identified $150 million for military construction projects in Arizona that could be tapped to fund a border wall, with a $30 million project at Fort Huachuca the likeliest target in the state.

Judiciary committee chairman kills ‘ban the box’ bill

Rep. John Allen, R-Phoenix, said he doesn’t believe Senate Bill 1437 is constitutional and predicted the courts would strike it down if it were to pass. He questioned what authority the state has to tell private sector employers that they can’t inquire about criminal records.

Department of Revenue says digital taxation bill will cost Arizona millions

The Arizona Department of Revenue determined that legislation to exempt certain digital goods and services from sales taxes could cost the state at least $33 million in 2020, an analysis that could help the bill’s opponents keep it from moving forward in the Senate.
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