Fatigue with the illegal immigration issue could stand in the way of new legislation being considered by Arizona lawmakers, including a sweeping bill championed by the same senator whose law last year prompted nationwide protests.Read More »
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Although the legality of Arizona’s SB1070 has yet to be decided in court, that hasn’t stopped lawmakers from attempting to pass what backers describe as closing holes in existing laws but what critics call an even more sweeping immigration measure.Read More »
After a rocky start, the birthright legislation finally received committee approval on Feb. 22, overcoming the initial hurdle before the full Senate can debate and vote on the measure that is stirring so much raw emotion and is solidifying Arizona’s reputation as ground zero in the struggle to confront illegal immigration.Read More »
An Arizona legislative committee is set to consider a sweeping bill Tuesday that targets illegal immigrants in housing, public benefits and the workplace.Read More »
A mere “cleanup” it is not.
That is critics’ response to the late introduction of an immigration bill authored by Senate President Russell Pearce.
Although he calls it a mere “clean-up bill,” Senate President Russell Pearce is pushing legislation to tighten immigration laws by denying illegal immigrants access to public benefits, from operating or titling vehicles to enrolling in community colleges.Read More »
Logic says it is too early to claim that the Arizona Competitiveness Package is already bringing jobs to the state, but that didn’t stop Gov. Jan Brewer from taking advantage of a technology giant’s fortuitous timing.Read More »
The day-by-day, play-by-play account of how one of the most sweeping tax cut packages was passed.Read More »
Another domino from Sen. Jon Kyl’s retirement announcement last week fell Feb. 17, as former state Senate Majority Leader Chuck Gray announced he is running for Congress to replace Jeff Flake, who on Feb. 14 said he is entering the Senate race.Read More »
In 2010, a jobs bill passed the House and died, but its resurrection shows how Arizona politics gets done in 2011.