child labor laws, Arkansas, Progressive Era, Child Labor Amendment, agriculture
May 26, 2023

Children – the next ones in the meat grinder

Much of what the states are doing violates federal law under the Fair Labor Standards Act that sets the floor on wages, hours and child labor.

school choice, Hobbs, Ducey, Empowerment Scholarship Program, K-12, students
Apr 14, 2023

Arizona can still be the leader in school choice

Now is the time for Arizona, my home state, to continue its role as the leader in the movement to provide increased educational opportunities for its students.

small businesses, franchisors, franchisees, House bill
Mar 24, 2023

Put small business interests ahead of billionaires

Franchisees play a critical role in Arizona's economy, and it is important to protect their interests. That is why HB2404, which seeks to provide franchisees with greater protections against abuses by franchisors, is so important.

Resolution Copper, Oak Flat, Washington, mining, Congress, White Mountain Apache tribe, San Carlos Apache, San Carlos Apache, Brophy College Preparatory, Xavier College Preparatory, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Arizona Court of Appeals, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, House Natural Resources Committee, Gosar, Grijalva, Arkansas, Bruce Westerman, Nome Eskimo Community, Emory Oaks, Apache Leap, White Mountain Apache
Nov 21, 2022

Arizona students lobby as courts, Congress, fight over Oak Flat

A group of Arizona high school students and alumni in Washington last week lobbied for a bill that would block development of a copper mine proposed for Oak Flat, land that is sacred to the San Carlos Apache.

abortion, Arizona Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, personhood, fetus, Miranda, 15 weeks, fetal abnormality, pregnancy, fathers, women, doctors, ACLU
Aug 22, 2022

Pro-life advocates decided for the fetus, not protecting women

An oft refrain of the forced pregnancy crowd is that they didn’t seek to attack the pregnant woman but to help her. Reality has exposed that lie.

abortion, partial birth abortions, debate, PBS, Masters, U.S. Senate, Kelly, abortion, election, Lake, Trump, Hobbs,
Aug 19, 2022

Masters hopeful for McConnell support in Senate race

Republican Senate candidate Blake Masters said Friday he hopes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will back his close campaign in Arizona, striking a magnanimous tone toward the GOP leader he fiercely criticized during the primary.

probation officers, Arizona, bipartisan, Hobbs, House bill
Aug 8, 2022

Man accused of stealing vehicles in Arizona and Arkansas

A man has been arrested for allegedly stealing five vehicles, a trailer and a forklift in Arizona and Arkansas, according to authorities.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, left, accompanied by President Donald Trump, right, speaks during a meeting with governors in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, May 21, 2018, to discuss border security and restoring safe communities. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 21, 2018

Trump discusses immigration agenda with GOP governors

President Donald Trump dined Monday evening with Republican governors supportive of his immigration policies to discuss plans for border security and deporting people in the U.S. illegally.

Matthew Simon stands beside photos of his former students in Arkansas. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Apr 9, 2018

Matthew Simon: School choice should be for all students

Matthew Simon’s path to his current position as the Goldwater Institute’s new director of education policy may be surprising.

Jan 18, 2013

Democratic lawmaker: Allow licenses for deferred action participants

A Democratic state representative is taking a swipe at Gov. Jan Brewer’s executive order preventing illegal immigrants taking part in the Obama administration’s deferred action program from receiving Arizona driver’s licenses.

Arizona among states to reach settlement with US cigarette makers
Dec 19, 2012

Arizona among states to reach settlement with US cigarette makers

Three U.S. cigarette makers say they have reached a settlement with 17 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico to resolve a dispute over payments required under a 1998 anti-smoking agreement.

Aide says Brewer needs more answers on health law
Nov 28, 2012

Brewer rejects state-run insurance exchange

Gov. Jan Brewer will not pursue a state-run health insurance exchange, opting instead to have the federal government set up an exchange in Arizona.