Two Democratic senators walked out of a border security panel this morning after its chairwoman invited an activist who is described by a civil rights group as a “vitriolic Mexican-basher.”Read More »
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A senator who believes Middle-Eastern terrorist groups are active in Mexico and Central America persuaded her colleagues to advance a proposal that would create an armed volunteer force to help apprehend criminals who illegally enter the United States.
The Senate passed the measure today by a vote of 20-10.
A senator who wants to create an armed volunteer force that can stop crimes along the Arizona-Mexico border repeated claims Tuesday that terrorist organizations based in the Middle East have formed alliances with drug cartels to the south.Read More »
The Republican-led Arizona Legislature is considering a bill to fund an armed, volunteer state militia to respond to emergencies and patrol the U.S.-Mexico border.Read More »
A Senate panel today approved a proposal to create an armed militia that could be deployed to the Mexican border and support local governments combat the drug cartels.Read More »
The inquiry into whether Sen. Scott Bundgaard breached ethical rules involving his roadside fight with an ex-girlfriend has been put on hold pending the resolution of a separate complaint he filed against three members of the ethics panel.Read More »
The worst wildfire in Arizona history has been contained, but affected residents as well as local and state officials are only beginning to grapple with its aftermath.Read More »
U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl is proposing legislation that he says would accelerate the removal of dead and dying trees in certain areas burned by the massive Wallow Fire.Read More »
Local political consultants and operatives disagree on what effect the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the matching funds component of Arizona’s public campaign finance option will have on politics.Read More »
Western state lawmakers from both parties say they are worried that the federal government's firefighting efforts don't place enough emphasis on prevention, and the result is the kind of devastation taking hold in eastern Arizona, where more than 733 square miles have burned.Read More »