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Tag Archives: Arizona Legislature

Leaders are ignoring rural Arizona, horse racing industry

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Sadly, here in Arizona our governor has taken a different approach, ignoring the needs of horse racing and the multitude of rural, locally owned businesses that support the industry. There has been no meeting, no conversation, no discussion about how the state can help us modernize the industry as we can compete with other states.

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House passes bills to clear criminal records

In this June 28, 2019, file photo, Tremayne Nez stands outside the Coconino County courthouse in Flagstaff. In June 2019, police wrongfully arrested him on suspicion of selling LSD after they mistook Nez, who is Navajo, for the actual suspect, also Native American. PHOTO BY FELICIA FONSECA/ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Arizona Legislature is considering bills to help people like Nez and others who have had their charges dismissed or served their sentences to free themselves from the long-term effects of entering the criminal justice system – wrongfully or not.

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Legislature supports dirty air

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One can only wonder why the state legislators wish to undo the work of years by the Arizona Corporation Commission with input from citizens like me. Clean energy conserves our precious resources and keeps the air we breathe and the water we drink clean and healthy.

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Former lawmaker Hale dies

Albert Hale

Former Navajo Nation president Albert Hale, who also served as a state representative and senator, died Tuesday after battling with Covid, the Navajo Nation Council announced on its Facebook page this afternoon.

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