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Budget deal imperiled in Senate, where 4 Republicans oppose spending plan

The budget agreement between legislative leadership and Gov. Doug Ducey is in jeopardy in the Senate, where four Republicans say they plan to vote against the plan.

Townsend calls out security, humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border

Rep. Kelly Townsend on Monday presented a proclamation on the floor of the Arizona House of Representatives declaring a security and humanitarian crisis at the border with Mexico.

Budget details: Ducey gets ‘rainy day’ money, GOP gets to scrap vehicle license fee

Gov. Doug Ducey will get his billion-dollar rainy day fund while Republican lawmakers will get to gradually erase a controversial vehicle licensing fee under a budget agreement forged by the governor’s office and legislative leadership.

Critics call GOP sexual abuse bill ‘a sham’ that protects institutions, not victims

A Republican state senator says his GOP colleagues are pushing “a sham” proposal that purports to expand the rights of victims of child sexual abuse, but instead protects the predators and the institutions that enable them.

AP: Ducey, GOP leaders strike deal on budget

The Associated Press reported Sunday afternoon that Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican legislative leaders have reached a deal for a spending plan in the upcoming year, which begins July 1. 

U.S. House passes LGBTQ rights bill, despite GOP opposition

Among the Arizona delegation, all five Democrats voted for the bill and all four Republicans voted against it.

Ducey to decide on bill to slightly move up primary

Gov. Doug Ducey will get the final say on whether to move Arizona’s primary election, which is among the latest in the United States, a few weeks earlier. On a 24-2 vote, the Senate on...

Speaker preparing sexual abuse statute of limitations bill to break budget impasse

The top Republican in the Arizona House of Representatives appears to be attempting to break a legislative logjam by introducing a measure to increase the statute of limitations for victims of childhood sexual crimes that several GOP senators have said is key if leaders want them to vote on the budget.

Rep. Stanton could be key player in House impeachment fight

WASHINGTON – If the U.S. House ultimately moves to impeach President Trump, U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton could be on a team of Democrats that makes the case to the U.S. Senate to oust the...

In the post-Trump era, the ‘enablers’ must be shamed

It’s a necessary accounting of the toxic and crippling impact that Trumpism is having on everything America has struggled to stand for during its existence.
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