Arizona State House votes to oppose Biden ATF nominee

The Arizona House of Representatives issued a proclamation in opposition to the Biden Administration’s nomination of Mark Chipman to serve as the chairman of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF). Chipman worked for the ATF for 22 years before leaving to join gun regulation advocacy groups such as Everytown for Gun Safety andContinue reading “Arizona State House votes to oppose Biden ATF nominee”

Gov. Ducey, ASU Pres. Crow duel over mandatory masks

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order Tuesday afternoon aimed at preventing Arizona State University from enacting a new policy this Fall which requires unvaccinated students attending in-person classes to wear a mask at all times, among other COVID-related regulations. Ducey responded to the newly announced policy through a series of tweets Monday nightContinue reading “Gov. Ducey, ASU Pres. Crow duel over mandatory masks”

Gov. Ducey calls special session to address wildfires, provide $100 million in emergency funding

Governor Ducey announced that he has called a special session of the state Legislature to help combat the wildfires that are currently plaguing the state by providing $100 million in emergency funding. The funds will go towards wildfire prevention and suppression. The legislature will officially vote on this package later this week, but the dealContinue reading “Gov. Ducey calls special session to address wildfires, provide $100 million in emergency funding”

Vice President Harris may or may not visit the U.S.-Mexico Border

“…And I haven’t been to Europe…”, Vice President Kamala Harris said followed by some laughter in an interview this week with Lester Holt. The Vice President had been asked by Holt if she was going to visit the US and Mexico border, and why she hasn’t yet visited the border. In March, Vice President HarrisContinue reading “Vice President Harris may or may not visit the U.S.-Mexico Border”

Hobbs brings national issues into Democratic gubernatorial primary

Arizona’s Secretary of State, Katie Hobbs (D), announced her bid to serve as Arizona’s next governor just one week ago, and she is already finding herself in-between a rock and a hard place. Much like the questions surrounding the 2020 election’s legitimacy will haunt Republicans seeking to serve in the U.S. Senate or at theContinue reading “Hobbs brings national issues into Democratic gubernatorial primary”

Ducey moves to incentivize workforce participation as legislators consider raising state’s unemployment benefits

Similar to many other states emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, Arizona is running into the issue of there being more job vacancies than people on unemployment. Gov. Doug Ducey is working to transition those unemployed people back into the workforce by changing the structure of the state’s unemployment benefits. Ducey issued an executive order toContinue reading “Ducey moves to incentivize workforce participation as legislators consider raising state’s unemployment benefits”

Proposal that would mandate ID for mail-in ballots sinks in State House

The Arizona State House narrowly voted down SB 1713 on Wednesday, a bill that would require voters that cast their ballot by mail to show some form of official identification in order for their vote to be counted. The bill would require voters to receive a new voter registration card once every two years asContinue reading “Proposal that would mandate ID for mail-in ballots sinks in State House”

Arizona Republican Legislature and Gov. Doug Ducey pursue income tax reform

As the fifty-fifth Arizona Legislature nears the conclusion of its first regular session, Republican leaders in both the House and the Senate are pursuing momentous personal income tax reform.  Proposition 208, which passed in November of last year, established a personal income tax surcharge for those earning more than $250,000 of taxable income. This newContinue reading “Arizona Republican Legislature and Gov. Doug Ducey pursue income tax reform”

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”

Biden delivers message of optimism, champions Democratic priorities

President Joe Biden delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, unveiling a sweeping new American vision and painting a portrait of what his presidency means for all Americans. Speaking to a far-from-packed room, President Biden spoke amid the unusual circumstances of the moment: social distancing and mask-donning attendees shed lightContinue reading “Biden delivers message of optimism, champions Democratic priorities”