Politics

Bills aim to create committee to study violence against Native women

Data on murders of indigenous women is hard to come by, and bills proposed in the Arizona House and Senate aim to shine a light on that and more.

Arizona continues to race to the bottom on public education

The Arizona strike revealed a sad reality: Arizona’s public school system is in a race to the bottom.

Tax conformity veto sets up showdown

Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed a tax conformity bill, setting up a showdown with Republican legislators and injecting more uncertainty for Arizonans who are preparing to file their 2018 taxes.

Voters just rejected expanding ESA access. This bill would do the opposite.

Less than three months after voters rejected a legislative attempt to broadly expand a controversial school choice program, a Republican senator is hoping lawmakers will approve a narrower expansion for middle-class students.Senate Bill 1396,...

An end to second-class citizenship? Arizona, don’t let us down

If you’re like most Americans, you probably thought the Constitution already guarded against sex discrimination. But you’re wrong.

Number of Arizonans who see climate change as ‘serious problem’ jumps

The number of Arizonans who believe climate change is a “serious problem” has grown sharply in the past three years, according to an annual survey of Western-state voters’ opinions on environmental issues.

AZGOP audit says Fontes actions questionable, not illegal

Preliminary results of an audit commissioned by the Arizona Republican Party concluded that Maricopa County’s Democratic recorder didn’t violate any laws during the 2018 general election and that two disputed policies he implemented didn’t affect the outcomes of any races.

Stringer paying for Facebook ads to promote conservative outlet’s defense of him

State Rep. David Stringer is running ads on Facebook to promote his side of the story in the wake of revelations that he faced sex offense charges decades ago in Maryland.

State Bar investigating Stringer over attorney application

The State Bar of Arizona is investigating state Rep. David Stringer, who is facing a legislative ethics probe and expulsion threat over recent revelations that he faced sex-crime charges in Maryland in 1983.

Ban on dropping off early ballots would hit sponsor’s district hard

Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita’s bill to ban voters from dropping off their early ballots in person would affect her legislative district more than almost any other in the state.Ugenti-Rita, R-Scottsdale, represents Legislative District 23,...
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