A central question related to same-sex marriage may again come before the U.S. Supreme Court: Are businesses allowed to discriminate against people based on sexual orientation? On Tuesday, Arizona’s high court will take up the matter in a high profile case challenging Phoenix's protections against discrimination for LGBTQ people.
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Gov. Doug Ducey is calling on Congress to find solutions to restart the federal government. He said Arizona is doing what it can to cover lack of funding as the shutdown continues into a fourth week.
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Formerly Incarcerated People Say Sentence Reduction Can Inspire Hope
HB 2270 would allow people in state prisons to earn credit against their sentences with good behavior and participation in rehabilitative programming.
Resources Available To Help Arizona Federal Workers Pay Utilities
Mesa is the latest Arizona city to offer federal workers the option to defer their utility payments until after the partial government shutdown ends.
Medicaid Decision Sets Precedent For Indian Country
Arizona has become the only state in the country where Native Americans are allowed Medicaid benefits without fulfilling work requirements. At the same time, 120,000 non-native state residents must comply. The announcement came Friday from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The Takeaway: Senator Merkley Asks FBI To Open Probe Over Family Separation Statements
Last Thursday, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General released a report, saying “thousands of children” may have been separated from their families before the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy went into effect.
The Takeaway: Where Negotiations Stand On Shutdown
It has been over a month since the federal government was last fully open. In the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, nearly 800,000 federal employees are either furloughed or working without pay.

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