A week before mandatory budget cuts go into effect across the government, the Department of Homeland Security has started releasing illegal immigrants being held in immigration jails across the country, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday.Read More »
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A delegation from the Arizona Technology Council came to Washington this week hoping to persuade Congress to stop automatic spending cuts that would hurt state defense contractors and could lead to layoffs.Read More »
Fred DuVal’s gubernatorial campaign is semi-official after filing an exploratory committee today, making him the first Democrat to test the waters for the state’s top office in 2014.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 »
Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is following up her dramatic appeal for gun control on Capitol Hill with a visit to the White House.Read More »
Immigration reform proposals coming from the District of Columbia have Arizona lawmakers’ interests piqued, and some are planning trips to Las Vegas Tuesday to hear President Obama’s new plan to overhaul immigration laws.Read More »
A bipartisan group of leading senators has reached agreement on the principles for a sweeping overhaul of the nation's immigration laws, including a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in this country.Read More »
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, D-Tucson, urged Vice President Joe Biden on Monday to incorporate improved mental health care in any gun-control measures the White House proposes to reduce gun violence.Read More »
A coalition of 238 groups urged President Barack Obama on Monday to nominate Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, for the position of Interior Secretary should the job become open.Read More »
Following several close contests and two weeks of counting, Secretary Ken Bennett and other state officials today signed the official canvass and certified last month’s election results.
The move effectively ended the 2012 campaign cycle and heralded the start of the new one.