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Sweeping Bill to Address Arizona’s Housing Crisis Shot Down
In a rare show of bipartisan agreement, the Arizona state Senate voted down a bill aimed at addressing the housing crisis by a vote of 9-20.
Arizona Senate Passes Anti-Drag Bills
Two anti-drag bills passed the state Senate with GOP support Thursday despite promises from Gov. Katie Hobbs of a future veto and ongoing threats of violence toward the drag community in Arizona.
Americans Remain Hopeful About Democracy Despite Fears of its Demise – and are Acting on That Hope
President Joe Biden will convene world leaders beginning on March 29, 2023, to discuss the state of democracies around the world.
AZ Senate Passes Bill to Cut Unemployment Benefits
Senate Republicans want to slash the number of weeks an individual can receive unemployment payments and tie the length of benefit availability to the unemployment rate, but critics say that even if jobs are plentiful, it can still be a long process to find a good one.
Critics Say Arizona Book Ban Bill Could Marginalize Trans Kids
Republican lawmakers say there’s no place for sexual books in schools, but critics of a law proposed in the Arizona Senate argue that the bill could lead to the marginalization of transgender and gender fluid students.
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.