For Arizona lawmakers, President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday was either an urgent national call to arms or a ruinous plan for big government, depending on which side of the aisle they sit on.Read More »
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The border with Mexico won't be secure until the people living near there feel safe from drug and human trafficking, said Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Tuesday after touring the region just hours before President Barack Obama championed his immigration plan in the State of the Union address.Read More »
Freshman Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said he met with Rosemary Marquez and will review her writing, giving hope to her supporters that the long-delayed judicial nominee will finally get a hearing after 19 months.Read More »
Dr. George Goodfellow with his horse, a gift from Mexico’s President Porfirio Diaz.Read More »
A bill to establish an online voting pilot program in time for the 2014 primary election is drawing bipartisan support in the Arizona State Senate.
Sen. Bob Worsley, R-Mesa, said the technology is readily available to ensure the safety and accuracy of online voting – an effort that could save the state millions of dollars in expenses racked up by mailing ballots to voters, he added.
Arizona’s Medical Marijuana law is two years old. Patients have had the ability to get medical marijuana cards, giving them the legal protection they need. But the regulated dispensary portion of the program that was specifically called for in the law has been delayed due to numerous obstructions and legal challenges from state and local officials, primarily Republicans.Read More »
Severely wounded and still recovering, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords begged lawmakers at an emotional hearing Wednesday to act quickly to curb firearms because "Americans are counting on you." Not everyone agreed, underscoring the national political divide over gun control.Read More »
Name: Andrea Dalessandro Chamber: House of Representatives Party: Democrat Profession: Retired math teacher and CPA Hometown: Sahuarita Legislative District: 2, including parts of Tucson, South Tucson, Green Valley, Sahuarita and all of Santa Cruz County. Committee Assignments: Government; Reform and ...Read More »
Name: Stefanie Mach Chamber: House of Representatives Party: Democrat Profession: Runs a consulting business for nonprofit organizations. Hometown: Tucson Legislative District: 10, which includes central, northeast and southeast Tucson. Committee Assignments: Appropriations; Commerce. Previous or Current Elected Offices: Precinct committeewoman. ...Read More »
Name: Victoria Steele Chamber: House of Representatives Party: Democrat Profession: Counselor in private practice and instructor at the University of Phoenix. Hometown: Tucson Legislative District: 9, which covers north Tucson. Committee Assignments: Health; Insurance and Retirement; Transportation. Previous or Current ...Read More »