Critics of the birthright legislation, which aims to challenge the interpretation that children of undocumented aliens are American citizens, upped the ante this week by starting an effort to remove from office the state’s most ardent foe of illegal immigration.Read More »
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A group of state lawmakers unveiled model legislation today that aims to deny citizenship to children born to non-citizens. Ultimately, they want to get the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on whether the 14th Amendment guarantees citizenship to such children.Read More »
At the end of the year, it’s easy to look back and recognize the high points and low points. But often the most memorable moments are neither high nor low — they’re just ridiculous.
Immigration, gays in the military, abortion — these are all weighty topics. But in the hands of politicians, these subjects get pretty wild and, in some cases, twisted.
Sen.-elect John McComish, a Phoenix Republican, has been assigned to a third Senate committee, proof that sometimes you have to withstand the ire of those in authority in order to see results.Read More »
The tax cuts Brewer wants in 2011 are fine with Pearce, but the incoming Senate president has some problems with other key parts of the governor's economic recovery agenda.Read More »
While most of the attention on last week's legislative district organizing meetings was focused on Pullen's failure to be chosen as a nominee for state committeeman, a similar fate befell Pearce - though it likely won't last.Read More »
A boycott of Arizona in the wake of a controversial immigration law has cost the state more than $140 million in lost meeting and convention business, a new report released Thursday shows.Read More »
Friday's late afternoon announcement that Biggs would be the next Approps chair confirmed long-percolating rumors that Pearce had promised the post to his East Valley colleague in exchange for his support in the president's race.Read More »
Yellow Sheet Report editor Jim Small discusses Senate President Russell Pearce's promise not to push controversial immigration bills, and how some say he's already breaking that promise, in spite of the large fiscal and economic challenges facing the state.Read More »
A conservative East Valley lawmaker from the House will be the chairman of the influential Senate Appropriations Committee next year.Read More »