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Conflict swirls around bill to honor fallen Navy SEAL

Posted by   /  May 18, 2019  /  Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

Charles Keating IV /U.S. Navy photo/Released By Katie Campbell | Arizona Capitol Times The highest peak in the Estrella Mountain Regional Park is at the center of a debate weighing the memory of fallen heroes against ancient traditions. Rep. Tony Rivero, R-Peoria, is the sponsor of House Bill 2315, which proposes to name it “Charles […]

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Teens say they’re ignored at the Legislature

Posted by   /  May 17, 2019  /  Education, Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

Jordan Harb, the Mesa high school senior who helped organize students about school violence, says May 13, 2019, what he hopes a new school safety task force will accomplish. At left in the background is state schools chief Kathy Hoffman who is organizing the study. /Photo by Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services By Julia Shumway Katie […]

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Speaker preparing sexual abuse statute of limitations bill to break budget impasse

Posted by   /  May 16, 2019  /  Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

House Speaker Rusty Bowers, R-Mesa, said the legislation was not connected to the budget, though he also said that action on the budget could happen as soon as Monday./Photo by Jerod MacDonald-Evoy / Arizona Mirror By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | Arizona Mirror The top Republican in the Arizona House of Representatives appears to be attempting to […]

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Diversity crowds the House gallery: Rose Law Group Notable Photo

Posted by   /  May 16, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Legislature 2019 Regular Session, PHOTOS/CARTOONS  /  No Comments

Handmaids Resistance advocating for women’s reproductive rights and Cowboys for Trump advocating for eradication of the Mexian gray wolf both being recognized on the Arizona House floor. / Twitter

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GOP lawmakers seek more changes in ballot initiative rules

Posted by   /  May 16, 2019  /  Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) was so excited about the state’s recent decision to lift the ban on nunchucks that he provided a video on Twitter of himself using the martial arts tool. He has sought to gain authority to change wording of initiatives. By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Ahwatukee Foothills […]

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How Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has used his veto pen on bills so far this year

Posted by   /  May 16, 2019  /  Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

So far this session, Gov. Doug Ducey has vetoed seven bills By Rachel Leingang and Maria Polletta | Arizona Republic  It’s a lawmaker’s worst nightmare: They get their bill through the gauntlets of the Arizona House of Representatives and the Senate, just to have it nixed by the governor.  In Arizona, many bills fail during […]

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No budget deal yet, but House Republicans say they’re getting closer

Posted by   /  May 16, 2019  /  Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

Arizona House chambers/Photo by Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | Arizona Mirror By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror A procedural motion to clear the way for budget bills in the Arizona House of Representatives isn’t a sign that a deal is near. The House on Wednesday approved a motion to allow the introduction of budget bills by House […]

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Key Republicans oppose governor’s budget, a flashback to 2006

Posted by   /  May 11, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

Arizona budget negotiations hung up by sexual abuse issues By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer This legislative session is not the first where two Republicans took on their party leaders and governor in opposing the proposed state budget. In 2006, it took 128 days, but Republican lawmakers released a budget proposal that met with lukewarm […]

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2nd Arizona lawmaker holds out on state budget, demands unrelated legislation

Posted by   /  May 10, 2019  /  Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star Sen. Heather Carter/Capitol Media Services / file Plans for a Republican-crafted state budget blew up Thursday. A second GOP lawmaker said she won’t vote for a spending plan unless the state gives victims of childhood sexual abuse more time to sue their attackers. Sen. […]

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Arizona House approves initiative restrictions with heightened powers for AG

Posted by   /  May 9, 2019  /  Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

In this screen capture of a political ad, APS is uses a picture of the ballot, with the revised language added by a top aide to Attorney General Mark Brnovich, to convince voters to reject Proposition 127. By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror Republicans in the Arizona House of Representatives approved a bill adding new […]

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