Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers on Tuesday said he would not advance his repeal of Arizona’s water forfeiture law. The bill has led the Gila River Indian Community to threaten to pull out of the state’s drought plan for the Colorado River.
Opponents of the bill expressed concerns the exemption would decrease the number of people getting vaccinated and increase the spread of disease. “When religious beliefs harm other people directly than I think we have to think about whether we extend those exemptions,” said pediatrician Brigham Willis during the committee.
In Arizona, veterans are nearly four times as likely as other residents to die by suicide, according to an ASU study in 2016. The House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee unanimously passed a bill to establish an annual report of veteran suicides in the state.
Mexico will allow congress re-elections for the first time in nearly a century. With that in mind, two Mexican entrepreneurs developed a tool to monitor legislators; an instrument that they hope will empower democracy in Mexico and in other parts of the world.
Colin Kaepernick hasn’t played an NFL game in over two years. In October 2017, he filed a grievance, alleging that they colluded to keep him off the field. The quarterback’s lawyers called the owners’ decision not to sign him “retribution” for his protests against racial inequality.
The safety of U.S. elections moved into the spotlight during and following the 2016 campaign season. Because of this, lawmakers have been working on solutions. $380 million was recently approved by congress to provide states with additional funding to improve their systems.
Southwest Airlines recently told its mechanics the company is experiencing an “operational emergency” because the average number of planes out of service has more than doubled. The airline threatened them with termination if they don’t show up for work to fix the problem.
Earlier this month the CFPB proposed a significant role back on Obama-era rules governing payday lending. It’s the latest attempt by the Trump administration to undermine some of the efforts put in place after the financial crash in 2008.