Politics

U.S. House green-lights Trump impeachment inquiry

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to formalize its impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. 

Phoenix vice-mayor backs Phoenix police union on officer firings

Phoenix Vice-Mayor Jim Waring has stated that he disagrees with Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams firing of two police officers, according to an email posted by the Phoenix police union. 

AZ senators split on vote to overturn Trump health insurance policy

U.S. Senate Democrats failed on Wednesday to overturn a Trump administration policy that allows states to ignore certain requirements of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act. 

U.S. House votes to ban uranium mining near Grand Canyon

The U.S. House approved legislation Wednesday to permanently ban uranium and other hardrock mining near the Grand Canyon. 

Progressive initiative seeks transformative election, voter registration changes

A wide-ranging ballot measure being pushed by progressive activists would represent one of the biggest overhauls of election laws in Arizona history with the aim of making it easier for people to vote and limiting the influence of corporations, lobbyists and the wealthy on campaigns and government. 

Phoenix police union: Mayor Gallego and council engaged in ‘war on cops’

The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association is accusing Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and the city council of fomenting a “war on cops” in the city, is holding special meetings all week to discuss recent disciplinary actions against police officers.

Finchem at odds with Forest Service over new road plan aimed at preventing wildfires

A GOP state lawmaker on Tuesday voiced his opposition to the U.S. Forest Service’s travel management plan for the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. 

Why is Sen. Martha McSally absent on clean car standards?

This blatant attempt to thwart the Clean Air Act and would effectively strip all states of their ability to control pollution from cars and trucks.

U.S. House to vote on legislation banning mining near Grand Canyon

The full U.S. House is slated to vote this week on legislation to permanently ban uranium and other hardrock mining near the Grand Canyon. 

AOC rebukes Rep. Gosar for trying to shut down oversight hearing

Freshman U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar and his GOP colleagues on Tuesday as they attempted to shut down a hearing to examine the Trump administration’s rollbacks of environmental rules.
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