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U.S. Senate

Sep 2, 2021

Supporting filibuster is good for Arizona

Destroying the filibuster may seem like a quick fix to pass legislation now, but as power shifts across parties and leadership, it will ultimately be counterproductive and lead to unhealthy and constant reversal of policies.

Aug 6, 2021

Primaries 1-year away, races taking shape

Legislative and congressional districts could change dramatically after redistricting, and some newcomers and incumbents alike are waiting to see what the new districts look like before they decide whether to jump into a race.

Jul 27, 2021

State senator among arrested protestors at Sinema’s office

State Sen. Martin Quezada, D-Glendale, was arrested with two nationally known civil rights leaders and 36 others July 26 at an anti-filibuster sit-in at the Phoenix office of U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.

Jul 7, 2021

State argues unsigned ballots invalid

An attorney for the state asked a federal appeals court July 7 to let Arizona refuse to count early ballots that voters forgot to sign initially and did not fix by election night.

Jun 11, 2021

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich enters US Senate race

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Thursday he's running for U.S. Senate, becoming the third major candidate seeking the Republican nomination to take on Democrat Mark Kelly.

Jun 8, 2021

Retired Gen. McGuire jumps into Arizona Senate race

Retired Maj. Gen. Michael "Mick" McGuire, who led the Arizona National Guard through the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, formally began his campaign for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, becoming the second major Republican looking to unseat Democrat Mark Kelly.

Apr 9, 2021

PRO Act will strip employees of privacy rights, possibly their Job

The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, which was recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, strives to strengthen union leverage and labor density. However, it does so at the expense of Arizona’s businesses, workers and economy. If signed into law, the PRO Act would harm Arizona’s economy, limit opportunities for individuals to […]

Apr 6, 2021

Environmental Justice Makes Return to EPA

Our notion of the common good calls us to be in solidarity with those impacted by climate change while avoiding the temptation to pass this problem along to future generations as a result of our own neglect or narrow interests. This is why as a nation we -- including Members of Congress -- must prioritize action on climate.

Mar 31, 2021

D.C. statehood a racial, voting rights issue

When our State Senate considers D.C. statehood, they should treat this issue as a necessary and substantive pro-democracy reform rather than giving it the cursory and partisan treatment that the House did. If this issue comes up in the U.S. Senate, I hope Sens.Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly will recognize D.C. statehood for the racial justice and voting rights issue that it is.

Mar 26, 2021

Sinema, Kelly should vote against Biden’s mass amnesty plan

We are no doubt heading into months of debate over how to reform immigration. Fortunately, Sens. Sinema and Kelly both have reputations for constructive bipartisanship and prudent border policies.

Mar 26, 2021

Officials say HR 1 could wreak havoc on AZ elections

While Congress is trying to pass a sweeping election legislation package known as H.R. 1, local election officials worry about what it will take to implement some of the details on a quick turnaround — problems that could have been remedied had any of them been contacted.

Jan 12, 2021

Arizona man charged in Capitol riot appears in court

An Arizona man who took part in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol while sporting face paint, no shirt and a furry hat with horns made his first court appearance Monday.