A panel of Arizona senators on Monday rejected a proposal to require candidates for the U.S. presidency to prove that they are natural-born American citizens.Read More »
Frustrated by the federal government's refusal to solve illegal immigration, some lawmakers want the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve who exactly is an American citizen.
In trying to define citizenship, birthright busters will have to navigate not only through the U.S. Supreme Court, but the U.S. Senate, other states and even their own caucus.
The retirement of U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl will likely set off a chain reaction, as Republicans and Democrats position themselves to run for the open seat.
Most political observers believe U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake, a Republican from Mesa, will soon announce he is running to replace Kyl. Other potential GOP candidates include U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, former U.S. Rep. John Shadegg and the entire slate of Republican statewide officeholders.
After Monday's setback, backers of the birthright bills are changing their strategy.Read More »
Backers of proposals that aim to ultimately deny U.S. citizenship to children born to illegal immigrants suffered a setback on Monday when the chairman of the Arizona Senate committee that tackled the bills concluded he did not have the votes to approve them.Read More »
Cancer may pick its victims randomly, but previously hopeful business people looking to get into the new medical pot industry think that’s a lousy way for the state to decide who gets licenses to sell medical marijuana.Read More »
In two Arizona counties, the civil rights movement may soon be giving way to a new era, one in which elections officials don’t need the federal government’s permission to make such mundane administrative changes as moving polling places or changing voter-registration deadlines.Read More »
House Minority Leader Chad Campbell on Wednesday, Feb. 2, selected accountant José Herrera, a Democrat, to serve on the Independent Redistricting Commission. The decision to select Herrera came on the heels of a press conference held by the Arizona Legislative Latino Caucus, whose Democratic Party members called for the appointment of a Latino to the commission.Read More »
Health Department’s new medical-pot proposed regs ease patient-physician relationships, open door to wholesale market
The Health Department on Monday signaled an eased stance on several components of Arizona’s new medical marijuana law, with the release of the second draft of the proposed rules for the yet-to-be implemented system.Read More »
Shuffling the state’s ineffectual Commerce Department into a public-private economic development collaboration called the Arizona Commerce Authority is an attention-grabbing maneuver that, history teaches, will fall short of propelling Arizona out of its economic doldrums.Read More »