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groundwater, rural Arizona, Legislature, governor, livelihoods, Prescott, Water for Arizona Coalition
May 19, 2023

Secure rural Arizonans’ water future now 

To the members of the Arizona Legislature and the governor – we ask for your leadership on water for the State of Arizona, for all our communities.

pronouns, bill, Kavanagh, bathrooms
May 15, 2023

Lawmakers approve bill forbidding teachers from calling students by pronoun that doesn’t match biological sex

State lawmakers gave final approval Monday to forbidding teachers from calling students by a pronoun that does not match their biological sex.

water, groundwater, Kerr, Senate bill
May 14, 2023

It’s time to have honest debate about water

SB1660 is a much needed first step in confronting our water crisis.

transgender girls sports, Petersen, Toma, lawsuit, Utah
May 5, 2023

GOP leaders defend transgender ban in lawsuit

Senate President Warren Petersen, R-Gilbert, and House Speaker Ben Toma, R-Peoria, filed a motion to intervene in a federal suit to defend the 2022 law banning transgender girls from participating in girls' sports. 

internet porn, Kolodin, Rogers, legislation, Senate, House
Apr 28, 2023

Lawmakers struggle to find legal way to prevent minors from accessing internet porn

State lawmakers are struggling to find a way to keep minors from accessing internet porn that's legal, effective -- and politically acceptable.

Proposition 400, light rail, Cook, Livingston
Apr 21, 2023

Competing bills ‘last chance’ at extending Prop. 400 

A regional tax that has funded major transportation projects in Maricopa County for decades is set to expire in 2025 and lawmakers say this legislative session is their last chance to extend it.  

Hobbs, veto, homelessness, vaccines, Kavanagh, Shamp
Mar 31, 2023

Hobbs vetoes vaccine religious exemption, homeless visibility bills

Gov. Katie Hobbs added to her veto tally Thursday, rejecting two more measures approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature.

Senate, House, ASDB, deaf, blind
Mar 29, 2023

School for the Deaf and Blind can continue, may face extra scrutiny

The Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind is facing a shorter continuation timeline because Republicans in the Senate say there are issues with the agency that need to be scrutinized but would not clarify what those may be.

Mayes, Brnovich, income, housing, Tucson, Phoenix
Mar 9, 2023

Mayes reverses ruling on income-source discrimination

Attorney General Kris Mayes reversed former Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s opinion that city ordinances banning income source-based discrimination violate state law, but it’s not clear if she has the authority to do so.

fentanyl, drugs, cartels, Arizona Counter Drug Task Force, synthetic opioids, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Kern, Republicans, Marsh, Democrats, overdose
Jan 26, 2023

Republicans advance bill that would boost penalties for fentanyl suppliers

Republicans in the state Senate are working to greatly boost the penalties for people who supply the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl, advancing a bill on Thursday that would subject someone who makes, transports or sells the drug to life in prison or the death penalty if someone dies after taking the drug.

Nov 1, 2013

McCain urges House to act on immigration reform, says issue can’t wait

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., urged the House Thursday to act on immigration reform, even if that means moving on its own piecemeal approach to the problem rather than the Senate’s comprehensive reform bill.

Oct 23, 2013

Arizona advocates try to take immigration appeal directly to Boehner

They rode for 43 hours in a bus from Phoenix, hoping to appeal to House Speaker John Boehner on immigration reform, but when they arrived at his office in Washington they were turned away.