Arizona Elections

President Trump announced via Twitter last night that Immigration and Customs Enforcement will begin massive deportations next week. The target? Immigrants who have been found by a federal court to be in the country illegally.
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Negotiations over Brexit are approaching yet another deadline, and two major democracies are going to the polls this week.
April 8, 2019
President Donald Trump's homeland security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, abruptly resigned Sunday afternoon.
April 8, 2019
Funding for public education was a big issue at the state capitol even before the #RedForEd movement took off last year, resulting in a strike and lawmakers approving a pay raise for teachers.
April 8, 2019
The Arizona Senate could yet debate a proposal to allow employers to pay younger workers less than the minimum wage. The bill is back on the agenda of the Rules Committee on Monday afternoon and, for a weekly look at what’s to come at the Arizona Legislature, Katie Campbell of the Arizona Capitol Times, joined The Show
April 8, 2019
The president of the Arizona Education Association said it would take a lot for teachers to repeat last year’s strike, but isn’t ruling one out if lawmakers do not commit to better funding for education.
April 8, 2019
A 1991 Arizona law that prohibits talking about the LGBTQ community in a positive light when providing HIV and AIDS education in Arizona schools is being challenged in court.
April 8, 2019
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar said that more unaccompanied minors are attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. He said as many as 300-350 minors a day are crossing and that there aren’t any sustainable solutions to curb the issue.
April 8, 2019
All 50 states saw increases in average teacher salaries over the last decade, but when adjusting for inflation, there was only an increase in 14 states. There were decreases in 36 states, including Arizona, which saw a decrease of almost 10 percent.
April 5, 2019
Voters elect legislators, and legislators in turn write laws to meet the needs of those who put them in office. But some laws are not the work of legislators. Some laws were written by special interest groups to serve a specific agenda.
April 5, 2019
The Department of Agriculture has proposed changes to SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps.
April 5, 2019
Victims of child rape and sexual abuse won't get more time to sue their assailants, at least not this year.
April 5, 2019
The Tempe City Council will make a final decision at a special city meeting on April 12. Former students of a school Councilman Kolby Granville taught at allege he facilitated underage drinking and made unwanted sexual advances toward them after they graduated.
April 4, 2019
Arizona Sen. Martha McSally delivered the keynote address today at a National Discussion on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment.
April 5, 2019
State lawmakers are going to create a code of conduct for Arizona legislators. This comes more than a year after legislative leaders promised to create the code. That was after former Rep. Don Shooter was expelled from the House over accusations of sexual harassment.
April 4, 2019
In February, Arizona legislators rejected a bill that would have forced makers of alternative milks, like soy and almond, to stop using the word “milk” on its labels. “Almonds don’t lactate” was widely quoted as a major reason for the bill. But, this phrase and the debate did not start in Arizona and do not look to end anytime soon.
April 4, 2019
On Wednesday, outside of the White House, Gov. Doug Ducey shifted his position on President Trump’s threat the close our Southern border. He told reporters that, while trade is important, “border security comes first.” This is a new take on a possible government shutdown for Ducey.
April 4, 2019
It was a split along party lines Wednesday as the Congressional House Judiciary Committee voted to allow subpoenaing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s full report without redactions.
April 4, 2019
A panel of state senators has given its OK to a plan that would require school districts to consolidate. The bill, sponsored by state Rep. John Fillmore, an Apache Junction Republican, would force elementary and high school districts to merge into unified districts by July 1, 2024.
April 3, 2019
The state House has been short one member since Rep. David Stringer submitted his resignation last week. Now legislative district 1 and the House took a key step to moving on as the Yavapai County Supervisors chose Stringer’s successor.
April 3, 2019
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump spoke to the press from the White House about his threat to close the entire U.S. southern border. But then the president reversed course just a few hours later, saying he felt Mexico was stepping up efforts to keep migrants from entering the U.S.
April 3, 2019

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