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How do Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, Martha McSally view impeachment trial? Here’s your guide.

Posted by   /  January 21, 2020  /  Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

The proceedings of the US Senate vote in the impeachment trial of US President Bill Clinton is pictured in this general view 12 February on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. /Photo by US SENATE / AFP By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | Arizona Republic  With the historic Senate trial of President Donald Trump underway, Sens. Kyrsten […]

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Kirkpatrick & alcohol; McSallly & the ‘hack’

Posted by   /  January 19, 2020  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick announced last week that she is going to confront her alcohol dependence, which led to a bad fall and cracked ribs./Josh Galemore / Arizona Daily Star 2019 Tim Steller | Arizona Daily Star (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick announced that she is going […]

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Arizona lawmakers want to use casino agreements to force tribes to settle water disputes

Posted by   /  January 18, 2020  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Ryan Randazzo and Andrew Oxford | Arizona Republic  Republican leaders at the Arizona Legislature are proposing that tribes with outstanding water disputes with the state be forced to settle those claims before they can renegotiate the number of slots and games they offer at casinos. That’s the idea behind House Bill 2447, sponsored by […]

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5 things Arizona cities can’t do thanks to state pre-emption laws

Posted by   /  January 18, 2020  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Cities can’t pass inclusionary zoning laws By Steven Hsieh | Phoenix New Times During his State of the State speech on Monday, Republican Governor Doug Ducey announced that he wants to ban “sanctuary cities,” the colloquial term for places where local cops limit their cooperation with federal immigration authorities. The governor was responding to a […]

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State of the Town of Carefree: January, 2020

Posted by   /  January 17, 2020  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Les Peterson | Sonoran News Dear Carefree Residents and Businesses, Happy New Year and best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2020! This past fiscal year contains many positive indicators, most prominently, increasing the Town’s Capital Reserve Fund by over $1.2 million. As a result of these significant savings, the Town has begun an […]

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Flagstaff considers new water plan

Posted by   /  January 17, 2020  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Adrian Skabelund | Arizona Daily Sun As Flagstaff continues to grow, so does its need for water. But now the City of Flagstaff is looking to create a new water master plan in hopes of ensuring the city has an adequate supply of water far into the future. City Water Resources Manager Erin Young […]

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Brnovich vs. Gallego vs. DiCiccio on Phoenix’s higher fees on Uber, Lyft rides to Sky Harbor

Posted by   /  January 17, 2020  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich thinks higher rideshare fees imposed by the city of Phoenix on Lyft and Uber rides to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport run afoul of state law. Brnovich said yesterday he wants to the Arizona Supreme Court to strike down the higher fees […]

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Arizona lawmaker wants police posted at every polling place

Posted by   /  January 17, 2020  /  2020 Elections, 2020 Legislature, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services   A three-term Arizona lawmaker wants police posted at every polling place to deal with possible violence he fears could result because of the current divisive and angry political atmosphere. Rep. Jay Lawrence said politics could disrupt polling. /Howard Fischer / Capitol Media Services 2018 But Rep. Jay Lawrence, […]

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Eloy ends agreement with development that never progressed

Posted by   /  January 17, 2020  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Maria Vasquez | Eloy Enterprise The city has decided to terminate a 15-year-old development agreement with a proposed residential-commercial subdivision because no progress has been made on the project. At its Monday meeting, the city council pulled two items for discussion from the consent agenda which included the approval of terminating the Rancho Del […]

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Arizona one of seven state legislatures Democrats target for takeover

Posted by   /  January 17, 2020  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Arizona state government has been in Republican hands for decades, but recent gains by Democrats have made the state a target of the national Democratic Party as one of the state legislatures it wants to flip in 2020. /Photo by Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons By Jessica Myers | Cronkite News  Arizona was identified Thursday as one […]

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