Democratic legislators are working to bring free period products to Arizona public middle and high schools, but detractors say those products are already offered to students free of charge — if they go to the nurse’s office and ask for them.
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Arizona-Based Sheriff Group Promotes Members with Ties To White Nationalism
The Arizona-based Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association is elevating some of its most controversial members into formal leadership positions.
Advocates, Teachers Call on Lawmakers To Fix School Spending Limit
Herlinda Calderon ferried her two kids to the Arizona Capitol on a school day to ask lawmakers for their help ensuring they have a classroom in the future.
Amid Staffing Shortages, Republicans Mull Mandating Police Response Times
Lawmakers on Wednesday waived a school spending limit that would have forced schools to cut $1.4 billion from their budgets next month, amid vehement resistance from some Republicans.
Senate Republicans Pass ‘Skinny Budget’ That Hobbs Will Veto
Senate Republicans passed a “skinny budget” Wednesday afternoon that merely extends much of the $18 billion budget passed last year for another 12 months, despite Gov. Katie Hobbs saying that she intends to veto it if it reaches her desk.
Arizona Considers a Doomed GOP Bathroom Bill, Advocates Warn of Harm from Continued Anti-Trans Rhetoric
Being able to use the right bathroom then seemed like a hopeless wish, and for years he made the trek across campus to use the one in the nurse’s office.
Bipartisan Bill to Help Mobile Home Park Residents Advances
As mobile homes continue to be displaced by development, a bipartisan bill aims to increase funding to a program to provide relief to those impacted.
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Area Unemployment Drops in December
Locally, according to a newly released Bureau of Labor Statistics report released on February 1, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metropolitan area unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) saw a slight drop from 3.0 percent in November to 2.7 percent in December.
Fear and Loathing in the Arizona Legislature | Opinion
They’re terrified that their policy proposals are deeply unpopular. Terrified of facing even a tiny bit of accountability. Terrified of anyone knowing what they’re doing or who they’re talking to.
Groups Partner for ‘Safer, More Inclusive’ Ride-Share Option
An Arizona LGBTQ+ group has established a partnership with Waymo, the autonomous-driving tech company, to provide what it said will be a safer transportation option.