Weekend News: Could Amtrak return?

Federal money announced to help bring passenger rail back to the Phoenix area                                       
Rep. Greg Stanton, D-Ariz., announced this week that the Arizona Department of Transportation would receive $500,000 to begin planning for a passenger rail corridor that links Amtrak’s existing line, which runs through Tucson, to the Phoenix metro area.

Will Arizona sidestep a recession?                                                                                                                                
UA forecasters weigh in

Federal judge poised to prohibit separating migrant families at US border for 8 years 
Dana Sabraw, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, ordered an end to separations in June 2018, six days after then-President Donald Trump halted them.

Here’s who former President Trump wants to replace Rep. Debbie Lesko in Congress
“Abe Hamadeh is Strong on the Border, the Military/Vets, Cutting Taxes, Election Integrity, and Protecting our Great Second Amendment,” Trump wrote on social media.

Arizona Senate doesn’t need to sue Gov. Katie Hobbs. It needs to call off its attack dog                           
Opinion: Removing the grand inquisitor known as Sen. Jake Hoffman makes more sense than spending money we don’t have to sue the governor.

Bills trickle in – water, teacher pay among top issues
The 2023 session was the longest in state history since the Arizona Capitol Times began keeping records of legislative sessions. Both chambers adjourned on July 31, but Republican leaders in the House and Senate said they’re hopeful the 2024 session will be shorter.

Exhausted America: CDC says 3.3 million people suffer chronic fatigue syndrome
The results show the condition “is not a rare illness,” the CDC’s Elizabeth Unger, one of the report’s co-authors, told AP.

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs unveils border security initiative, pushes President Joe Biden to act
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs on Friday unveiled an initiative to mobilize state resources to address border security issues at a breaking point.” 

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December 2023