Behind the legislation that engulfed Arizona in a firestorm over the treatment of gays is an influential Evangelical-Christian lobby that is deep in the trenches of America’s culture wars.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer returns to work Tuesday to face a rising chorus of Republican and business voices urging her to quickly quash SB1062.Read More »
Arizona business leaders voiced their strong opposition to the ‘’religious freedom’’ bill passed this week by the Legislature as Gov. Jan Brewer began considering whether to sign or veto the measure.Read More »
As the minority party in both the House and the Senate, Democrats are powerless to stop what they see as bad legislation from passing through the chambers and heading to the governor’s desk.Read More »
State health officials are implementing new rules that will limit the use of an abortion drug in Arizona and could actually make the procedure more expensive.Read More »
Gay marriage represents a fundamental change in society, opponents say
Elections have consequences. So opponents of gay marriage worry that voter approval of the practice would encroach on religious liberties, undermine parental rights and devalue marriage as the founding block of society.
Arizona abortion facilities increased slightly since 2010 despite restrictive laws
Despite a recent decline, there are more licensed abortion clinics in Arizona now than in 2010, when licensing requirements took effect and the Legislature passed tougher abortion restrictions.
The bill moratorium that rankled lawmakers as Gov. Jan Brewer started applying pressure to pass her Medicaid expansion plan helped push her to a near-record number of vetoes in 2013.
Brewer vetoed 26 bills this year, the second highest total of her career, behind the 29 she rejected in 2011.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in two gay-marriage cases Wednesday signaled the start of Arizona’s next round in marriage politics.Read More »
Center for Arizona Policy leader Cathi Herrod said the veto was disappointing. “Stakeholders, including nearly every county assessor worked to reach the consensus provisions embodied in H2446.Read More »