Arizona bill banning abortion based on genetic abnormalities signed into law

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed S.B. 1457 into law on Tuesday, banning abortions performed on the basis of genetic abnormality, sex, and or race of a fetus. The bill was championed by State Senator Nancy Barto and sponsored by Senators Paul Boyer, Rick Gray, Sine Kerr, Vince Leach, David Livingston, Warren Petersen, and T.J. Shope.Continue reading “Arizona bill banning abortion based on genetic abnormalities signed into law”

Declining population growth could threaten social safety net, economic growth

New U.S. Census data shows that the United States’ population growth is slowing down rapidly. The decade spanning 2010 through 2020 is now set to have the smallest decennial population growth rate in American history.  The combined forces of dropping birth rates, the COVID-19 pandemic, tighter immigration, and other factors have played a role inContinue reading “Declining population growth could threaten social safety net, economic growth”

Arizona did not get a 10th Congressional district. What happened?

Today the U.S. Census Bureau announced that Arizona would retain its 9 Congressional seats, bucking widespread expectations of Arizona receiving a 10th Congressional district. Up until this decision, it was a common expectation among journalists, politicians, business leaders, activists, and politicos that Arizona would be apportioned a 10th Congressional district. After all, Arizona gained aroundContinue reading “Arizona did not get a 10th Congressional district. What happened?”

Arizona leaders respond to nation’s border crisis

The escalating crisis at the United States’ southern land border has prompted Arizona leaders to address immigration, border security, and the intersections of these issues. 2021 is set to break records for attempted southern border crossings, with over 173,000 undocumented migrants encountering U.S. immigration authorities in March alone. The peak of the 2019 border crisisContinue reading “Arizona leaders respond to nation’s border crisis”