ASU, Barrett, The Honors College, speakers, Arizona State University, Charlie Kirk, Dennis Prager, Robert Kiyosaki, Tom Lewis
Feb 3, 2023

ASU Barrett faculty condemn upcoming speakers’ planned engagement

More than 35 of the 46 faculty at Arizona State University’s Barrett, The Honors College signed a letter condemning an upcoming speaking engagement featuring Dennis Prager of Prager University and Charlie Kirk of Turning Point and entered a vote of no confidence in the leadership of the event’s sponsor, the T.W. Lewis Center for Personal Development.  

Supreme Court, ALEC, open meetings, legislative, Arizona Supreme Court, American Legislative Exchange Council, National Policy Summit, Puente Human Rights Movement, Mijente Support Committee, Republicans, Langhofer, Austin, Scottsdale
Nov 23, 2022

High court considers ALEC open meeting issue

The Arizona Supreme Court will decide whether 26 state legislators violated the open meeting law or met an exemption for political caucuses and whether the Legislature maintains the right to enforce its own bylaws. 

Nov 17, 2022

Shine a light on secret meetings of ALEC

It’s time to shine a light on the secret meetings of corporate lobbyists and lawmakers. Better yet, we should make sure lawmaking takes place not in back rooms and private resorts but in the public square. As it stands, out-of-state corporate interests are getting their way because Arizonans don’t have a say.  

Jul 20, 2021

Attorney argues courts can’t force lawmakers to follow open meeting laws

An attorney for the Arizona Legislature is arguing to the state Court of Appeals that lawmakers -- and not the courts -- decide when they have to have open meetings.

Jan 12, 2021

Activists challenge court ruling on open meetings laws for legislators

A coalition of rights groups and their members is trying to overturn a trial judge's ruling which essentially says that the Arizona Legislature is subject to the state's Open Meeting Law that it adopted only when it chooses to do so -- and people can't sue over violations.

Dec 16, 2019

The Breakdown: Big money, no whammies

Has your inbox been flooded with pleas from Dem PACs and fundraising groups?

Aug 27, 2019

The Breakdown: Runnin’ dirty

Thousands of Arizona women could have to choose between paying more for health care or driving long distances to receive it after Planned Parenthood withdrew from a federal funding program.

Aug 23, 2019

Justice Bolick says attendance at political dinner wasn’t improper

An Arizona Supreme Court justice defended himself August 20 from a storm of criticism after being spotted at a conference known to push conservative legislation.

Jul 24, 2017

Josselyn Berry: A progressive messenger from a conservative Republican household

Josselyn Berry is the 28-year-old executive director of ProgressNow Arizona, an advocacy group that she said aims to hold all politicians, regardless of party affiliation, accountable, while simultaneously pushing back on “right-wing messaging” within the state.

May 26, 2016

Model government: Arizona lawmakers outsource legislative ideas

At least a handful of the 1,361 bills introduced in Arizona this year match bills introduced in other state legislatures, according to an AZCIR analysis comparing Arizona legislation to more than 500,000 bills, proposed in other states over the past eight years.

Apr 25, 2016

Report: Arizona taxes, regulations rank it high for economic outlook

Lower taxes, fewer regulations and right-to-work laws helped push Arizona toward the top of a report ranking states on their economic outlook.

Feb 26, 2016

Montenegro repays ALEC for travel stipend

House Majority Leader Steve Montenegro has repaid the American Legislative Exchange Council for a travel stipend he received for attending the organization’s July 2015 conference in San Diego, which he drove to at no personal cost while using a state fleet vehicle.