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Special session on guns doubtful as parties just can’t see eye to eye.

Posted by   /  May 20, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Daily Miner Democrat lawmakers are using Friday’s school shooting in Texas in a bid to get Gov. Doug Ducey to call lawmakers into special session to adopt new gun laws. In separate letters to the governor, House and Senate minority leaders said they are willing to provide […]

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Congressman Gosar wrong on immigration – he’s no John Adams

Posted by   /  May 20, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Samuel Doncaster | Rose Law Group trial attorney Arizona Capitol Times (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) When refugees arrived at Arizona’s southern border seeking asylum, attorneys helped.  They advised newcomers about their rights, and they helped strangers ask permission to enter the land of the free.   That access […]

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Double Feature: Collusion and Junior’s blocked phone call

Posted by   /  May 20, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

YouTube A modest diner in New Jersey. Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) enters, asks the waitress (Heidi Gardner) if HPV is different from HIV, and puts Don’t Stop Believing by journey on the jukebox. Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon) enters. “Rudy,” says the president, “did you go on Fox News last night?” “Yes,” says Giuliani, “I said […]

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Gosar, Biggs join Dems to kill farm bill

Posted by   /  May 19, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Bryan Pietsch | Cronkite News Two Arizona lawmakers were among the 30 Republicans who crossed the aisle and joined all Democrats to send the $868 billion farm bill to defeat in the House Friday. Republican Reps. Paul Gosar of Prescott and Andy Biggs of Gilbert voted against the bill along with other members of […]

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Legislature’s ‘animosity toward cities and towns’ overshadowing healthy debate, Chandler mayor says

Posted by   /  May 19, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Jay Tibshraeny calls for consensus on state water plan By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny is serving his second and last term as mayor. In between mayoral terms, he served in the Arizona Senate, giving him the advantage of living both sides of local and state governments. He was interviewed by […]

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Government agendas for week of May 21 – May 25, 2018

Posted by   /  May 18, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Cities and Towns:  5-24 Phoenix ZA Hearing 5-21 Chandler Study Session 5-21 Avondale Council Meeting 5-21 Casa Grande Council Meeting 5-21 Casa Grande Study Session 5-21 Cave Creek Council Meeting 5-21 Florence Council Meeting 5-21 Fountain Hills Council Meeting 5-22 Glendale Council Meeting 5-21 Goodyear Work Session 5-21 Goodyear Council Meeting 5-21 Mesa Study Session […]

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Arizona Democrats tell Gov. Doug Ducey: Call special session on gun control laws now

Posted by   /  May 18, 2018  /  Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Dustin Gardiner | The Republic Arizona Democrats are demanding Republican Gov. Doug Ducey call a special legislative session to pass tougher gun control laws following another school mass shooting. In a letter sent to Ducey on Friday morning, Democratic leaders in the Legislature said the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas underscores the need for immediate action. Their letter came […]

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Glendale councilmembers hear comprehensive $415M 10-year transportation plan

Posted by   /  May 18, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Darrell Jackson | Glendale Star After canceling a possible light rail to downtown in December 2017, Glendale recently heard its first update on the city’s 10-year transportation plan. “This is our projected 10-year (2019-28) transportation program after direction from council on some minor changes from our earlier presentations,” Director of Transportation Trevor Ebersole said. […]

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Maricopa County honored to win 48 national awards, Chairman Chucri says

Posted by   /  May 18, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Queen Creek Independent Maricopa County is being recognized by the National Association of Counties for visionary county leadership that improves residents’ quality of life. Maricopa County received 48 NACo Achievement Awards this year. Programs recognized include air quality’s fireplace retrofit program, risk management’s secure data shredding program and the justice courts’ video appearance center. “It’s […]

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The Maids Are Here: Rose Law Group Reporter Notable Cartoonable

Posted by   /  May 18, 2018  /  Government and Politics, PHOTOS/CARTOONS  /  No Comments

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