Politics

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.

Republicans boast about K-12 funding, but the numbers put the lie to their claims

Some legislative Republicans are slapping themselves on the back hard enough to give each other injuries as they crow about the great state of K-12 funding.

Tracking extremism in Arizona

Law enforcement may not have been tracking the growth of white extremist groups or their activities, but others have been.

White supremacists call Rep. Stringer ‘our guy’ in leaked chat logs

Chat logs from the white supremacist group Identity Ervopa released by the nonprofit news organization Unicorn Riot show support for racist comments made by Rep. David Stringer, R-Prescott, last year.

State Bar complaint against lawmaker for 1983 sex crimes arrest dismissed

The State Bar of Arizona has dismissed a complaint against state Rep. David Stringer after finding no evidence that he failed to properly disclose legal troubles when he was licensed to practice law in...

Turning Point USA holding event at ASU this month

Turning Point USA, the controversial conservative grassroots network for college and high school students, will be holding an event at Arizona State University next week.The organization is known for going after colleges for...

Arizona again rejects push to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

Supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment marched 38 miles over three days in the Valley in support of making Arizona the last state needed to ratify the sweeping amendment. But on Wednesday, their efforts fell short in the Arizona Senate, and the ratification effort appears to be dead.
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