Politics

House OKs vaping industry bill

With little fanfare and no debate, the Arizona House of Representatives gave its preliminary approval to a measure backed by the vaping industry.

No budget deal yet, but House Republicans say they’re getting closer

A procedural motion to clear the way for budget bills in the Arizona House of Representatives isn’t a sign that a deal is near. The House on Wednesday approved a motion to allow the introduction...

US governors proposed $2.9B in new spending on early childhood, Ducey proposed $0 in Arizona

In Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey is one of 17 governors – two Democrats, 15 Republicans – to propose no new state spending on early childhood programs.

Our schools deserve better than the crisis that remains a year after #RedForEd

Now is the time for the legislature to advocate on behalf of Arizona's most precious resource, it’s children.

New law changes how English Language learners are taught. But what comes next?

A cacophony of voices speaking in Spanish, interspersed with laughter, fills a classroom at Rhodes Junior High School. Some students speak halting English, but on occasion they attempt to translate for students who don’t speak any.

Hoffman to create school safety task force

In the wake of legislative inaction on bipartisan legislation to create a school safety task force, Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman will create her own task force within the Arizona Department of Education.

Maricopa County is particularly vulnerable to a measles outbreak, researchers say

A new study published by The Lancet Infectious Diseases, a prominent medical journal, lists Maricopa County as one of the U.S. counties most likely to experience a measles outbreak. The study, produced by the...

Bill creating committee to study murders of Native women heads to Ducey

A bill that would create a study committee to examine cases of murdered and missing indigenous women and girls won unanimous approval in the Arizona House of Representatives on Thursday and will now head...

AZ House approves initiative restrictions with heightened powers for AG

Republicans in the Arizona House of Representatives approved a bill adding new restrictions on the citizen initiative process, with a new provision that grants the state’s attorney general the power to alter the wording...

U.S. House committee votes to hold Trump AG Barr in contempt

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, escalating the war between the Trump administration and House Democrats.
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