Arizonans to vote on giving Dreamers in-state tuition in 2022 

The Arizona House of Representatives passed SCR 1044 on Monday by a 33 to 27 margin, paving the way for Arizonans to vote on giving DACA program recipients in-state tuition at the state’s public universities. It passed along bipartisan lines, with 5 Republican representatives voting for the measure. It had already passed the Senate 17-13Continue reading “Arizonans to vote on giving Dreamers in-state tuition in 2022 “

Sen. Nancy Barto: Read the Bill! Meeting Pro-Abortion Lies about SB1457 with Facts

Imagine opposing a bill that stops a preborn child from being singled out for abortion simply because he or she has (or may have) a disability?  Imagine voting against a bill that stops abortion clinics from giving vulnerable women abortions-by-mail?  How do you spin that? Deception, misdirection, and outright fabrication, that’s how.  Pro-abortion activists –Continue reading “Sen. Nancy Barto: Read the Bill! Meeting Pro-Abortion Lies about SB1457 with Facts”

Vaccinations are slowing down in Arizona (and across America)

Despite America’s large supply of COVID-19 vaccines, the growth of the share of vaccinated Americans is slowing down. Beginning on April 11th, the daily rate of vaccinations in the United States reversed course from increasing daily to decelerating. As of April 28th, approximately 29.5% of Americans are fully vaccinated: over 95,000,000 Americans have received eitherContinue reading “Vaccinations are slowing down in Arizona (and across America)”

McCain Institute kicks of 2021 Sedona Forum

The McCain Institute began its 2021 Sedona Forum, a conference comprising leaders in the public and private sectors discussing issues facing Arizona, America, and the world, on Wednesday. Hosted virtually, the conference is available to all without a fee. This year’s forum includes discussions between Cindy McCain, Arizona State University President Michael Crow, Arizona Gov.Continue reading “McCain Institute kicks of 2021 Sedona Forum”

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”

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”

Arizona’s Catholic Community Sees Religious Bigotry in Criticisms of Potential Supreme Court Justice

Following the Honorable Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death less than one week ago, Senate Republicans and President Donald Trump have moved to nominate a new Justice to the Supreme Court of the United States. In less than four years, President Trump has filled two spots on the nation’s highest court. With Ginsburg’s passing, Trump willContinue reading “Arizona’s Catholic Community Sees Religious Bigotry in Criticisms of Potential Supreme Court Justice”

Arizona Secretary of State under fire for voting guidelines that “diminish security and integrity”

Yuma County Recorder Robyn Pouquette sent an email on Sunday Sept. 20th to the Office of the Governor, citing concerns about Secretary of State Katie Hobbs’ new voting guidelines. Pouqette made clear that “security and integrity remain [his] concern,” and that he does “not feel [he is] able to accommodate any such requests for theContinue reading “Arizona Secretary of State under fire for voting guidelines that “diminish security and integrity””

Two Years Without John McCain

In August of 2018 I was lounging in my friend’s backyard, enjoying the smell of the grill and Cuban cigars from the luxury of a lawn chair. It was my friend’s graduation party, and I couldn’t have been more proud of him. He was headed to Boston University — he just wrapped up year two,Continue reading “Two Years Without John McCain”