‘It’s a crisis’ as ICE releases hundreds of migrant families in Phoenix
Tuesday night was a first for Pastor Angel Campos. His Phoenix church had never accommodated migrant families just released from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody and in need of a place to stay. The congregation of mostly immigrants at Monte Vista Baptist Church mobilized Tuesday afternoon to feed, clothe, house and welcome about 44 people, all families from Central America.
Early voting for 2.5 million Arizonans is underway
If it seems like there’s even more campaign ads on television than in the past couple of weeks, that’s probably because early voting begins today.
Polling 101: What to look for in a poll
Elections are fast approaching, and with that will come an emphasis in the media on polls.
Community groups want more Arizona gov’t oversight of migrant shelters
A coalition of Arizona groups seeking the release and reunification of migrant children and families are calling for state officials to implement stronger measures to address what they call a systemic pattern of physical and sexual abuse of children at Southwest Key facilities, which house migrant minors.
Ducey reporting some PAC contributions as coming from individuals
The Arizona Mirror has been publishing an ongoing series about money spent by Political action committees in races in Arizona. But individual donations can be just as important, if not more so in some cases, than PAC money. However, Gov. Doug Ducey’s Victory Fund has complicated some of The Mirror’s analysis on that front. Ducey’s […]
Clean Energy campaign to spend “millions” against Brnovich
As the election season heads into the home stretch, the campaign for a ballot measure that would mandate a dramatic increase in renewable energy use has largely shifted its focus from Proposition 127 to defeating Attorney General Mark Brnovich.
Which Arizona House candidates are getting PAC money?
This is the third in an ongoing series that examines spending by political action committees. Political action committees, commonly known as PACs, are a major way for candidates to raise money for their campaigns. In statewide races, candidates raised more than $600,000 in PAC contributions, nearly half of which went to Gov. Doug Ducey. In […]
Developmental disabilities service providers say state funding for minimum wage increase lagging
State funding for organizations that care for people with developmental disabilities isn’t keeping up with Arizona’s rising minimum wage, and the groups that contract with the state to provide those services are feeling the squeeze. Services providers that contract with the Department of Economic Security and the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System say the […]
Government report provides insight into what went wrong during family separation crisis
A report published this week concluded the U.S. Department of Homeland Security “was not fully prepared to implement” the Trump Administration’s controversial Zero Tolerance Policy “or to deal with some of its after-effects.” The report by the DHS Office of Inspector General special, titled, Initial Observations Regarding Family Separation Issues Under the Zero Tolerance […]
Arizona Democratic Party spends big for secretary of state, not for governor
The Arizona Democratic Party is spending heavily on television ads to help Katie Hobbs in the race for secretary of state, but hasn’t made a similar investment in gubernatorial nominee David Garcia. The party has reserved about $1.8 million worth of network television airtime in the Phoenix and Tucson media markets through election day for […]
Expelled lawmaker Shooter asks judge to order release of documents
Ousted lawmaker Don Shooter is asking a judge to order the release of files from the investigation that led to his historic expulsion from the Arizona House of Representatives for sexual harassment. Shooter is seeking the files as part of a legal battle against state Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita, his former colleague whose allegations of sexual […]
Newly formed anti-Proposition 126 campaign faces uphill climb
Foes of a ballot measure that aims to permanently prohibit sales taxes on services are banding together for a last-ditch effort against it, but it may be too little and too late to defeat the multi-million-dollar campaign for Proposition 126 that gone unopposed for months. The No on Proposition 126 Committee announced on Tuesday that […]