Arizona Elections

In South Dakota v. Wayfair, the U.S. Supreme Court essentially allowed states to require online retailers to collect and remit sales taxes. Arizona is among a handful of states that has not adjusted its tax laws to reflect the last summer's ruling. A new bill could change that.
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While the job market has been relatively strong and the overall U.S. economy has been recession-free for close to a decade, wages for people not at the top of the salary chain have been less than impressive.
Feb. 20, 2019
A bill moving through the Arizona House could give landlords the power to evict tenants who pay their rent with help from housing vouchers, nonprofits and churches. The bill moved out of committee this week.
Feb. 20, 2019
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 Colorado River drought plan.
Feb. 19, 2019
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.
Feb. 19, 2019
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.
Feb. 19, 2019
A bill making its way through the Legislature aims to fix how Arizona schools can address unpaid fees in the lunchroom.
Feb. 19, 2019
The next big winner of the Arizona Lottery could be "none of your business.'' On a party-line vote Tuesday the Arizona House Commerce Committee approved a measure to allow anyone with at least $100,000 in lottery winnings to demand that their names be kept confidential.
Feb. 19, 2019
The safety of U.S. elections moved into the spotlight during and following the 2016 campaign season. Congress recently approved $380 million to provide states with additional funding to improve their systems. But has enough been done to fend off problems in 2020? Has the issue become too partisan?
Feb. 19, 2019
An investigation into the financials of the East Valley Institute of Technology, or EVIT, has turned up some questionable contracts involving current and former Arizona lawmakers.
Feb. 19, 2019
Since the 1990s when Columbine High School in Colorado became the site of America's first major school shooting, the issue of school violence and school safety, by extension, has dominated politics. According to journalist Annette Fuentes, this kind of technology and oversight doesn't always make schools safer — or even make students feel safer.
Feb. 19, 2019
A compromise appears to be emerging at the state Capitol regarding a plan to increase state sales taxes to get more money to public education.
Feb. 19, 2019
The Arizona Senate narrowly rejected a bill that would have allowed surprise inspections of medical marijuana dispensaries. Lawmakers decided to keep the current standards Monday, which require the state health department to give a dispensary notice before inspection.
Feb. 19, 2019
This week, the Maricopa Association of Governments will send a delegation to Mexico City for the first time — a mission that will not be affected by President Trump’s recent decision to declare an emergency to secure funds for a border wall.
Feb. 18, 2019
One of the biggest issues being discussed before Arizona's next legislative session is the potential for reforms or changes to laws governing state charter schools.
Feb. 18, 2019
Last week was the anniversary of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, but, all year long, student activists have raised their voices to ask lawmakers to pass gun-safety laws — and it appears to be working.
Feb. 18, 2019
U.S. trade policy has changed dramatically over two years of the Trump Administration, with modifications made to some agreements.
Feb. 18, 2019
On Thursday, a major conference will begin in Vatican City as the Catholic Church again tries to confront the sex abuse scandal that has damaged the church’s credibility around the world.
Feb. 18, 2019
It's been a dizzying month of news from the U.S.-Mexico border as President Donald Trump declared a national security crisis to shift funding from the military to border security.
Feb. 18, 2019
Advocates for a health insurance program for children from low-income families are pushing lawmakers not to let Arizona once-again become the only state to freeze enrollment in the program.
Feb. 18, 2019
Groups argue declaration violates constitution, affects endangered species.
Feb. 17, 2019

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