Fireworks are a staple of American history and are often considered as important to American culture as apple pie and baseball, according to an Arizona House member who has been trying for years to overturn the state's ban on fireworks.Read More »
Author Archives: Stephanie SnyderFeed Subscription
A proposed strike-everything amendment to S1404 would mandate that public and charter schools require that eighth-graders pass a civics test of at least 20 questions. Those questions would be taken from a portion of the exam given by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as a required step in the naturalization process.Read More »
After about an hour of discussion, Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would exempt religious assemblies from registering as political committees despite advocating for specific political issues.Read More »
Nearly 100 people demonstrated in front of the Executive Tower today to advocate both for and against a bill that would alter laws related to illegal immigration.
Bill S1070, which has passed the Senate and is ready for debate in the House, would prohibit state and local governments from enacting policies that would conflict with federal immigration laws.
Senators crossed party lines on March 1 to pass a measure that repeals term limits for legislators. Now moving to the House for approval, SCR1007 would nullify the constitutional provision that restricts legislators from serving more than four consecutive two-year terms in the same office.Read More »
A Senate panel has approved a bill that would prohibit local governments from enforcing stricter rules on firearms ownership than what's written in state law.Read More »
Ethnic studies were first brought to Superintendent Tom Horne's attention in April 2006 when a former girlfriend of Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, said "Republicans hate Latinos" while speaking at an assembly at a Tucson high school.Read More »
When Derek Davis' daughter applied to Arizona State University, she was told that she wasn't eligible for the university's most lucrative merit-based scholarship because she had been homeschooled.Read More »