Politics

Labor groups to file health care initiative to raise wages, protect patients

A labor union representing California health care workers will file a proposed ballot measure on Monday that will raise employee wages, set new cleanliness standards aimed at fighting infections in hospitals, ban “surprise billing” and bar insurance companies in Arizona from discriminating against people with pre-existing conditions. 

Sinema is most bipartisan Senate Democrat: report

Arizona’s senior senator is the most bipartisan Democrat in the U.S. Senate so far in the current congressional term, a new analysis finds.

Native American forum draws 11 candidates, including first Navajo to seek the Oval Office

The forum’s success – 11 candidates addressed the forum, eight in person and three via live video feeds – is the latest sign that issues impacting communities of color, for better or for worse, promise to be front-and-center in this election cycle.

Regents reduce tuition for immigrant students, AZ high school grads

Effective immediately, students who graduated from an Arizona high school but don’t qualify for in-state tuition will pay between $9,000 to $18,000 less in annual tuition at the state’s three public universities, regardless of their immigration status.

Dems: AG’s hire for elections integrity unit has fueled bogus election fraud claims

As his first hire for an Elections Integrity Unit whose mission will partly be to shoot down unfounded allegations of election fraud, Attorney General Mark Brnovich hired a lawyer whom Democrats accused of fueling such rumors herself several years ago.

We need the whole truth on Montgomery and Martinez

Montgomery chose this weak response – chose to protect a powerful man over the women in the County Attorney’s office and the entire justice system – despite a written record that Martinez’s misconduct goes back 30 years.

Embattled APS chief Brandt to retire

Don Brandt, the embattled CEO of Arizona Public Service and its parent company Pinnacle West, will retire in November.

School vouchers awarded up 33% this year, but oversight funding unchanged

The Arizona Department of Education says a record 8,200 students are expected to receive $110 million in school vouchers this school year.

Ducey may seek ESA changes due to recent controversies

Gov. Doug Ducey is signalling that he’ll push for changes next year to Arizona’s K-12 school voucher program.

Guv’s task force on child sex abuse to begin work soon

A task force created by Gov. Doug Ducey that aims to look into cases of childhood sexual abuse and help guide lawmakers on possible changes to state law that aid victims in Arizona will be begining its work next month. 
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