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Abuse of power, bribery, obstruction: Democrats’ impeachment plan takes shape

Posted by   /  December 4, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

UPDATED to include comments from Arizona members of the Judiciary Committee A list of high crimes and misdemeanors are listed on a monitor as constitutional scholars Noah Feldman of Harvard University, Pamela Karlan of Stanford University, Michael Gerhardt of the University of North Carolina, and Jonathan Turley of George Washington University testify before the House […]

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Democrats present proposal to repeal 2016 law on short-term, vacation rentals

Posted by   /  November 15, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Real estate broker Greg Hague explains why he believes the 2016 law stripping local governments of their ability to regulate short-term rentals should be repealed. With him are Reps. Isela Blanc and Aaron Lieberman, the prime sponsors of a bill introduced Friday to do just that. /Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer By Howard […]

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Breakfast with a side of bipartisanship: Arizona lawmakers revive get-together

Posted by   /  October 15, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Arizona lawmakers meet for a monthly breakfast meeting, a recently revived tradition. From left, Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, Rep. Greg Stanton, D-Phoenix, Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., and GOP Reps. Debbie Lesko of Peoria and David Schweikert of Fountain Hills. / Photo by Wissam Melhem / Cronkite News By Wissam Melhem | Cronkite News House Speaker […]

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Republicans set more traps for citizen ballot measures

Posted by   /  May 26, 2019  /  Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Rejecting complaints from Democrats, Republican lawmakers have voted to add a series of new requirements that need to be met by people proposing their own laws and constitutional amendments. Some of the changes approved on a party-line vote are procedural, such as saying that […]

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Sinema, other moderate Democrats fret they made a ‘big mistake’ backing Barr

Posted by   /  May 1, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

“I also thought he would bring this institutional stability to the Department of Justice. And not be the president’s personal lawyer,” Sen. Doug Jones said about Attorney General William Barr in an interview. / Win McNamee/Getty Images By Burgess Everett | POLITICO Three Senate Democrats voted for William Barr to be attorney general. Now at […]

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Arizona water plan lacks conservation, say Democrats

Posted by   /  January 19, 2019  /  Legislature 2019 Regular Session, Water  /  No Comments

  By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times House Democrats are balking at ratifying a proposed drought contingency plan over what they see as a key missing element. Minority Leader Charlene Fernandez said Thursday many of her members question why there’s nothing in the proposal to require more water conservation. Instead, […]

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The ‘blue wave’ will make it harder for ballot measures to actually be on the ballot for the next 4 years

Posted by   /  November 13, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Jim Small | Arizona Mirror Arizona is on pace for a record turnout in the 2018 midterm elections. With roughly 172,000 ballots left to be counted, turnout already stands at more than 60 percent, and likely will eclipse the 60.47 percent of the electorate that cast ballots in 2006. The surge in turnout […]

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Democrats fall short in statewide, legislative races

Posted by   /  November 7, 2018  /  2018 Elections  /  No Comments

By Katie Campbell and Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times The “blue wave” appears to have missed Arizona. Democrats not only failed to make significant strides at the statewide level but also remain the minority party in both the state House and Senate. For all the talk that this year, 2018, would finally be the […]

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[IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS] Is THIS the year Arizona finally turns blue?

Posted by   /  July 16, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Democrats have been expecting Barry Goldwater’s home state to flip for years now. Powered by a Latino electorate fired up by Donald Trump, they just might do it — as long as they can actually get them to the poll. By Ethan Epstein | POLITICO “Democrats hope demographic changes will translate into a win in […]

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Context explains why 2 Arizona Democrats took Trump’s side

Posted by   /  April 2, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ronald J. Hanson | The Republic Two Arizona Democrats facing competitive elections this year sided with President Donald Trump’s agenda more in the past three months than most Republicans in the state’s House delegation. U.S. Reps. Kyrsten Sinema and Tom O’Halleran each voted with the Trump administration’s preferred position on 10 of 11 key […]

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