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Senate Bill 1062 could have stimulated an interesting debate on the bounds of religious freedom. But it never happened. The white-hot outrage of the tolerance police wouldn’t allow it.
State lawmakers are moving to require the state to buy computer programs for English learners with specifications that were crafted in detail by a company selling the software.
The Ahwatukee Republican Women (ARW) Marjorie Miner Scholarship shall be awarded each year to an Ahwatukee resident who is a graduating high school senior, whose application has been approved by the ARW Executive Committee.
The state House voted Thursday to put a five-year lifetime cap on government-funded health – but not for everyone.
Calling them a federal “dictate,” Sen. Al Melvin convinced Republican colleagues in the Senate to vote Tuesday to scrap the Common Core education standards the state and schools adopted just four years earlier.
You would think that a former state senator would understand that you have to cobble together a majority if you want to change things. Tom Patterson (Feb. 25 guest commentary, “GOP ineptitude is exhausting its base”) apparently didn’t get the memo.
Absent a federal court order, Arizonans may not get to cast their ballots this year for any Green Party candidates.
Phoenix • Arizona Republican Party officials say vetoed state legislation that would have allowed business owners to refuse to serve gays for religious reasons shouldn’t impact Phoenix’s chances of hosting the 2016 national convention.
I “was” a die-hard Republican, now I’m pondering what type of party would best represent my views. I’m also agnostic. I will never be a Democrat, nor a religious Bible thumper. But what I witnessed this week just blew my mind. What is with these people that we elect to represent us? They represent themselves as being common and ordinary citizens when running for office, but once in office it all falls apart. SB 1062! Why, oh why, couldn’t our elected representatives see the problems with this bill? I’m now convinced that we have idiots on both sides of the aisle representing mainstream America.
“To the naive venter that thinks Walmart can afford to pay $10.10/hour since ‘the four Waltons have $33 billion each’: Honey, they aren’t going to use their money to fund the pay increase, they’ll get it from us via higher prices.”
It's official: Arizonans won't get the last word on a series of controversial changes in state election law.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was holding a series of private meetings Wednesday with opponents and proponents of legislation adding protections for people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays, a proposal that has focused national attention on the state as business groups, gay rights supporters and even many fellow Republicans urged her to use her veto power.
Congressional Republicans are like a pathetic victim of bullying. When faced with a challenge, they draw up into a ball and beg not to be kicked.
Gov. Jan Brewer returns to work Tuesday to face a rising chorus of Republican and business voices urging her to quickly quash SB 1062.
Gov. Jan Brewer is going to get the last word on whether Arizona business owners can cite their religion as a reason to turn away gays – and maybe others.
Ignoring pleas from business leaders, the Senate Education Committee voted 6-3 along party lines Thursday to bar Arizona from implementing the Common Core standards the state adopted just four years earlier.
State senators voted Wednesday to let businesses refuse to serve gays based on owners’ “sincerely held” religious beliefs.
A House panel agreed Wednesday to help Glendale with some of its 2015 Super Bowl costs, but with a warning that similar relief may not be available to other communities.
Arizona taxpayers may spend $30 million to do little more than find out how good – or bad – a job the federal government does in securing the border.
A Senate panel voted along party lines Monday for what some contend is an end-run of a referendum to force a public vote to kill a series of controversial changes in state election law.
While the fools fool around, the government’s being stolen away from them.
Gov. Jan Brewer is out raising money to make good on her promise to protect the Republicans who supported her controversial Medicaid expansion plan.
So the libertarian march toward privatization of public institutions in Arizona continues.
Rejecting pleas to let voters have the last word, a Republican-dominated House panel took the first steps Thursday to kill a referendum drive to force a public vote on changes to state election laws.
Senate Republicans took the first steps Tuesday to having taxpayers pick up the legal tab for current and former lawmakers who are fighting subpoenas over their private emails related to immigration legislation.