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Opinion: Who’s the boss?

Posted by   /  February 2, 2020  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

 Illustration by Angelina Aragon By Jimmy Magahern | PHOENIX Magazine (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) When Arizona’s cities attempt progressive legislation, conservative state lawmakers often step in. Regina Romero just started her job as Tucson’s first Latina mayor in December, but already she’s feeling stymied by the actions of Arizona state […]

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State parties seek unity ahead of elections as dissenters vent at Ducey, Sinema

Posted by   /  January 26, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ronald J. Hansen and Katie Surma | Arizona Republic  Arizona’s major political parties energized their activists on Saturday while seeking to finesse dissent from party purists toward some of Arizona’s top elected officials. In Yuma, some at the annual Arizona Democratic Party meeting pushed a resolution “advising” Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., to more closely […]

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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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New push to tax wealthiest Arizonans for K-12 funding launches

Posted by   /  January 13, 2020  /  Education, Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Marisol Garcia, a teacher in the Isaac Elementary School District, speaks in favor of the Invest in Education Act at a Jan. 13, 2020, press conference at the Capitol. /Photo by Jerod MacDonald-Evoy / Arizona Mirror By Jim Small | Arizona Mirror Arizona schools would get nearly $1 billion in new funding annually from a […]

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Shooter’s appeal shot down over his expulsion from the legislature

Posted by   /  December 26, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

Nine women publicly accused the Republican of sexual harassment before the House voted 56-3 to expel him in early 2018 Rep. Don Shooter claimed his rights were violated when the state House voted to oust him in early 2018. By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star Arizona lawmakers have no right […]

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Arizona shines in residential solar installations, retains top 10 ranking nationwide

Posted by   /  December 17, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Twitter By Hayley Ringle | Phoenix Business Journal Arizona ranked ninth so far this year in total solar installations among U.S. states, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report. The state has 190.86 megawatts of newly installed solar photovoltaic capacity so far this year, with 52.61 megawatts coming in during the third quarter, according […]

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Buckeye, Queen Creek among big population gainers in Arizona

Posted by   /  December 13, 2019  /  Economy  /  No Comments

Photo Arianna Grainey / Queen Creek Independent By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services | Daily Independent Arizona gained nearly 111,000 residents in the 12 months ending June 30. But you’d be wrong to think they spread out pretty evenly among the state’s 91 cities. New figures Thursday from the state Office of Economic Opportunity find […]

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Democratic fundraising titans prepare for Arizona clash in 2020

Posted by   /  December 13, 2019  /  2020 Elections  /  No Comments

By Arren Kimbel-Sannit | Arizona Capitol Times Big-money national Democratic groups are gearing up for what could prove to be a watershed election in Arizona, investing millions in staff, advertising and canvassing efforts to swing key races and turn out likely Democratic voters. Related: Democratic ballot order set for Arizona presidential preference election Success would mean […]

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What will Arizona’s economy look like in 2020?

Posted by   /  December 12, 2019  /  Economy  /  No Comments

By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Republic Arizona’s economy is still growing, but growth likely will be slower in 2020 than in the previous two years, an annual economic forecast from Arizona State University predicted Wednesday. Arizona likely will continue attracting new residents at one of the highest rates in the country next year, though that could […]

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Your name is what ever you want it to be

Posted by   /  December 4, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

Court erred in declining name change for gender transition By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times What you want to call yourself legally is no one’s business but your own, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. In a precedent-setting decision, the three-judge panel overturned a ruling by Yuma County Superior […]

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