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Sinema says shes negotiating in good faith with Biden
U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said it should come as “no surprise” that she hasn’t been transparent with the public about where she stands on President Biden’s economic agenda.
Maricopa County Cuts Deal On Subpoenaed Routers
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors reached an agreement Friday evening with the Republican-controlled state Senate that will end a standoff over a Senate demand that they hand over computer routers for use in an unprecedented partisan election review.
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Sept. 18, 2021
Comment Sought On Initial AZ Redistricting Maps
The body responsible for redrawing Arizona’s nine congressional and 30 legislative districts has made initial maps using 2020 census data.
Sept. 17, 2021
Theres Free Legal Help For Metro Phoenix Renters Facing Eviction
Maricopa County said this week that it will draw on its fiscal recovery fund to pay nonprofit Community Legal Services for 12 attorneys and six paralegals to help renters in the Phoenix metro area.
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Sept. 17, 2021
Judge Ends Rapid Border Expulsions Under Title 42
A federal judge today ordered the Biden administration to stop deporting families using a public health policy implemented under former President Donald Trump at the start of the global pandemic.
Sept. 16, 2021
Arizona Audit Results Scheduled To Be Released Next Week
The overdue and long awaited results of the 2020 election review are scheduled to be released next week. State Senate President Karen Fann has announced that the company hired to do the review, Cyber Ninjas, will present its findings.
Recorder's Office Asks AG To Investigate Posting Of Voting Records
Sept. 16, 2021
Phoenix Has $5M To Help Overdue Utility Customers
Help is available for Phoenix residents struggling to pay their utility bills. The city is using $5 million from the federal American Rescue Plan Act to help residents financially hurt by the pandemic.
Sept. 16, 2021
New Times: Mesa Spending $3M In COVID-19 Relief On Crime Center
The city of Mesa received $52 million in federal COVID-19 relief to spend on health initiatives, economic recovery and community services. And in the name of public health, Mesa is spending more than $3 million on a high-tech “real time crime center.”
Sept. 16, 2021
County Recorder: Cyber Ninjas Represent Falling Regard For Professionals
The Maricopa County Recorder said a firm of amateurs is in charge of checking 2020 election results already verified by the county.
Sept. 15, 2021
Phoenix Could Follow Tempe, Mesa And Add Digital Kiosks
If some Phoenix council members have their way, digital kiosks will be coming downtown.
Sept. 16, 2021
County Supervisors Appoint Teran To Fill Senate Seat
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed Democratic Rep. Raquel Terán to fill a vacant seat in the Arizona Senate.
Sept. 15, 2021
Congressional Democrats Push To Include DACA In Budget Package
This week, the U.S. Senate parliamentarian is deliberating on whether to allow a sweeping immigration reform measure into the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package. It could give some 8 million undocumented immigrants a pathway to legal status.
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Sept. 15, 2021
Brnovich Sues Over Bidens Vaccine Order
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is suing the Biden administration over the recent vaccine-mandate covering around 100 million workers. Brnovich argues that the president is illegally favoring unauthorized migrants by not forcing them to get jabbed.
Sept. 14, 2021
WATCH: Senate Hearing On FBIs Handling Of Larry Nassar Case
The Senate Judiciary Committee is looking into an Office of Inspector General's report that found the FBI failed to properly investigate charges against Larry Nassar. Video is scheduled to begin around 7 a.m. Arizona time.
Sept. 15, 2021
The Future Of DACA May Depend On Congress
As lawmakers return to Washington this week, they’re also being confronted by the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. Following a federal judge's ruling against DACA, Congressional Democrats have sent a bill along to the Senate.
Sept. 14, 2021
Boas: High-Ranking Officials Should Be Appointed, Not Elected
For many years, Republic columnist Robert Robb has called for a number of Arizona’s statewide positions to be appointed, rather than elected. In a new column over the weekend, Robb argued that attorney general, secretary of state and state treasurer should be jobs that are filled by gubernatorial appointees.
Sept. 13, 2021
Podcast: Lawsuit Threatening Foundation Of Native American Rights
What began as a custody case to decide the future of a Navajo child is now waiting on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court — and journalist Rebecca Nagle says it has implications that extend far beyond one Texas family.
Sept. 13, 2021
Judge Hears Arguments Over Arizona Mask Mandate Ban
The attorney for a coalition of educators, school board members, child welfare advocates and others warned a judge Monday that children could die if she does not void a legislative ban on schools requiring students to be masked.
Sept. 13, 2021
Arizona Public Health Doctor: Bidens Vaccine Mandate A Step In The Right Direction
Attorneys who specialize in labor law say the decision by President Biden that large employers must have all workers vaccinated is well within the power of the federal government. And companies that listen to the Republicans and ignore the requirement could find themselves facing stiff fines.
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Sept. 12, 2021
Chandler City Council OKs Plan To Test Mobile Voting App
Chandler City Council approved a pilot program for a mobile voting app this week, allowing residents to vote on their phones and tablets in a test election this November. Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke says the test is to see how residents respond to mobile voting.
Sept. 11, 2021
County Recorder Joins Pro-Bono Legal Network For Election Workers
Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer will serve on the advisory board of a new pro-bono legal network for election workers.
Sept. 10, 2021