It was still a workday Tuesday for many staffers in Arizona’s congressional offices, even as other parts of the government were shut down by a budget impasse – and even though there’s no guarantee they will get paid for this time.Read More »
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Speaking to more than 2,000 at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, Obama laid out a six-point plan that he said will help first-time homebuyers and people who lost out when the bubble burst get home loans, make rental homes more affordable for people who don’t own houses, and ultimately wean American off the government-backed mortgage system that the president faulted with causing the housing crash in the first place.Read More »
Arizona's U.S. House delegation split along party lines late Tuesday night as the House passed the so-called "fiscal cliff" agreement.Read More »
After overwhelming support from Latinos helped propel President Barack Obama to a second term, a new Republican plan would offer certain illegal immigrants legal status without a path to citizenship.Read More »
Arizona’s new hypercompetitive 9th Congressional District lived up its billing, with Democratic nominee Kyrsten Sinema holding a narrow but growing lead over Republican Vernon Parker in a race that was still undecided at the end of election night. As of Wednesday evening, Sinema, a former legislator from central Phoenix, leads by 2,715 votes.Read More »
This week's most outstanding quips, jibes and utterances.Read More »
A plan for the federal government and several Arizona hospitals to jointly fund the state’s decimated KidsCare program has come to fruition, and enrollment for the public health insurance program is now open for nearly 22,000 children.Read More »
About 60 Democratic members of Congress have filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court expressing their opposition to Arizona's 2010 immigration enforcement law.Read More »
President Barack Obama called on Washington to work together in his State of the Union address Tuesday night and lawmakers crossed the aisle to sit with each other in a show of bipartisanship.
But reaction to the speech from Arizona’s congressional still split mostly along party lines.
Hispanic politicos today lobbied the IRC with a simple goal in mind: keep CDs 4 and 7 in the hands of Arizona’s substantial Hispanic population – and Pastor and Grijalva.Read More »