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Biden more active on southern border issues than Trump, research finds
Former President Donald Trump's list of priorities when he took office had immigration and border enforcement at or near the top. But the actual number of executive actions or orders related to immigration by Trump pales in comparison to what President Joe Biden did in his first year in office.
Mark Deluzio enters race for Arizonas 2nd Congressional District
The seat held by Tom O'halleran in northern Arizona adds a new member to the Republican primary.
Jan. 17, 2022
Civic engagement group director hopes AZ senators will support election reform
President Joe Biden is scheduled to meet with Senate Democrats Jan. 13 to try to rally support for a pair of voting rights bills, and for a change to Senate rules that’s necessary to bring those bills up for a vote.
Jan. 13, 2022
Kavanagh introduces bill to limit HOAs restrictions on artificial grass
State Rep. John Kavanagh proposed a bill to override rules of a homeowner association that prevents the use of artificial grass.
Jan. 13, 2022
Cyber Ninjas attorney wants judge removed from case over bias concerns
An attorney for the now-defunct Cyber Ninjas is firing back at the judge in his case over not allowing him to drop his client for nonpayment.
Jan. 13, 2022
Ducey offers summer camps for kids who fell behind during pandemic
The pandemic has created hardships for students across the state and the nation. During his final State of the State address, Gov. Doug Ducey announced a program to provide a way for those students to catch up on what they missed.
Jan. 13, 2022
Pressure on AZ senators over filibuster rules, voting bills
Arizona's U.S. Senate delegation faces increasing pressure in connection with the chamber's filibuster rules and their party's efforts to pass voting reform bills.
Jan. 12, 2022
Bowers: Pregnant lawmaker cant attend session remotely
After a pregnant representative has requested to attend new legislative session remotely, House Speaker Rusty Bowers defers to the constitution, despite change in rules from the pandemic.
Jan. 12, 2022
The deadline for the AZ education budget is approaching. What to expect from the Legislature
The education spending cap deadline is approaching and lawmakers need to increase it soon or schools could be faced with closures with potential layoffs for teachers amid a shortage and retention crisis.
Jan. 12, 2022
Lawmakers want to revisit vacation rental home law in new session
Some Republican lawmakers want to revisit a 2016 law that prohibited municipalities from stopping the listing of short-term rentals and vacation homes. In some areas, 40% of residential properties have ended up as vacation rentals.
Jan. 12, 2022
Phoenix could buy apartment buildings, shelters to increase housing options for residents
“Go big or go home” is how City Manager Jeff Barton presented some ideas to the Phoenix City Council to address homelessness and the lack of affordable housing. He suggested using $50 million to buy apartment complexes and offer units to low- and moderate-income residents.
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Jan. 11, 2022
Phoenix planning to distribute at-home tests and N95 masks to residents
Less than a week after approving more than $1 million to buy at-home COVID tests for residents, Phoenix considers spending another $10 million.
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Jan. 12, 2022
How the Jan. 6 display of white nationalism is linked to the Cold War
Arizona State University lecturer Terry Shoemaker asserts there is a deep connection between what happened between the U.S. and the USSR over the decades of the Cold War and the enthusiasm of at least some of the Jan. 6 participants.
Jan. 11, 2022
WATCH: Biden on voting rights legislation
President Joe Biden will deliver remarks in Atlanta on federal legislation to protect voting rights on Tuesday. His speech comes as U.S. Senate Democrats have been unable to pass major voting rights legislation since taking the majority in the chamber. Video is scheduled to being around 1:50 p.m. Arizona time.
Jan. 11, 2022
Ducey sets aggressive agenda on water, school choice and border security in last year
Gov. Doug Ducey delivered his eighth and final State of the State address Monday afternoon. In it, he pushed for a $1 billion investment in water, pledged to cut taxes and promoted summer school for kids catching up during the pandemic.
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Jan. 10, 2022
Gov. Ducey set to deliver final State of State address
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is set to deliver his final State of the State address Monday. Ahead of it, he says he’s a smarter and more seasoned governor than the person who took office seven years ago as he gears up for the new legislative session.
Jan. 10, 2022
Boas: Theres money to spend, so expect big fights in the Legislature
The 2022 legislative session is getting underway, and Republic columnist Bob Robb wrote about his lack of optimism about how the session will go.
Jan. 10, 2022
AEA: Legislators should focus on educator retention
The Arizona Legislature starts a new session on Monday, and education, as well as education funding, are topics lawmakers plan to address. Arizona Education Association President Joe Thomas told PBS’s “Arizona Horizon” about what educators and education advocates are looking for in the upcoming session.
Jan. 9, 2022
AZ Legislature appears ready to act on water this session
Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona lawmakers appear finally ready to act on a more permanent solution to the fact that it's hotter and dryer — and there just isn't enough water to sustain the state's growth.
Jan. 9, 2022
Pregnant lawmaker says GOP wont allow remote work
A decision to do away with virtual options for debate and voting at the Arizona Capitol angered Rep. Athena Salman, who's due to give birth on Jan. 11, the second day of session.
Jan. 7, 2022
Ducey says hes a more seasoned governor
Republican Gov. Doug Ducey enters his final year as the state's chief executive, saying he's a "smarter and wiser and more seasoned governor'' than the person who took office seven years ago.
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Jan. 7, 2022

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