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Border wall could cost $70 billion, says Senate Democrats' new report

Mon, May 1, 2017

Immigration

A new report from Senate Democrats puts the cost of building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border at $70 billion, nearly three times any previous government estimate. The report from the minority party, which has been critical of President Donald Trump's signature issue, arrived just as the project's cost was about

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Tags: Arizona, Border Wall, U.S. Senate Democrats

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Arizona's 2 GOP senators, House Dems back deal

Wed, Oct 16, 2013

Economy

WASHINGTON Arizona’s Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake voted Wednesday to reopen the federal government and raise the nation’s debt limit, averting a potentially devastating default, while the state’s House delegation split along party lines on the last-minute deal.“We are now seeing the end of this agonizing odyssey that this

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Tags: United States, Arizona, Government Shutdown, Republicans, Democrats

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Election law targets Democrats, favors Republican votes

Tue, Jul 2, 2013

AZ Legislature

By Luis Heredia My TurnRespect.Arizona Democrats have earned it. However, Gov. Jan Brewer and her political operatives have once again abused their power to marginalize Democrats. Signing House Bill 2305, which is designed to bolster the Republican Party’s advantage in the 2014 election, is the latest example.The victories of the

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona legislature, Democrats, Republicans, Jan Brewer

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Gubernatorial contender backs immigrants' rights

Fri, Apr 12, 2013

Immigration

Arizona's leading Democratic gubernatorial contender pledged Thursday to usher in a friendlier era toward immigrants in a bid that reflects the state's evolving stance on immigration reform.Fred DuVal, a former Arizona Board of Regents president with deep roots in Democratic Party politics, said he would not continue Republican Gov. Jan

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Tags: Arizona, Immigration rights, Democrats, Fred DuVal

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Arizona Democrats unveil budget similar to Brewer’s

Mon, Feb 11, 2013

AZ Legislature

House Democrats on Monday unveiled a $9 billion state budget that has striking parallels to Republican Gov. Jan Brewer’s proposal, but adds more spending for education, school safety and social-welfare programs.It’s the second year in a row Democrats have compiled a detailed spending plan for the state in their bid

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Tags: Arizona, Budget, Chad Campbell, Democrats

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Arizona lawmakers to begin session split over solutions

Thu, Jan 10, 2013

AZ Legislature

Gun control and school safety are emerging as hot-button issues for Arizona’s 2013 legislative session, which begins Monday. But with conflicting proposals among even members of the same party, the conversation is likely to become divisive rather than reassuring in the wake of December’s massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.In

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Tags: Arizona, 2013 Arizona Legislature, Chad Campbell, Steve Gallardo, Democrats

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Pinal County Democrats aim for sheriff's job

Tue, Jul 17, 2012

Two unknowns are squaring off to represent Democrats in the Pinal County sheriff's race.In the running are Kevin Taylor, owner of a security and investigations firm in Mesa, and Glenn Millsaps, a civil-rights advocate and former federal law-enforcement officer.

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Pinal County Sheriff, Kevin Taylor, Glenn Milsaps, Democrats

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I-11 is great news for Pinal

Sat, Jul 14, 2012

Letter to the Editor, WadeMaricopa MonitorI am thrilled that Congress has seen fit to designate I-11 in the recent transportation bill last week. Much effort has gone into this moment since 1985 and it seems that although we may be more than 30 years away from seeing this as a

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Pinal County Supervisor District 4, Democrats, Henry Wade

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ELECTION 2012: Seven men - but only one can be Pinal's sheriff

Sat, Jul 14, 2012

The race for sheriff this year could be one of the most interesting in the history of Pinal County.That’s what happens when the incumbent sheriff has a national profile and has been saddled with numerous allegations and investigations since February.

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Pinal County Sheriff, Kevin Taylor, Glenn Milsaps, Democrats

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GOP could blow Arizona

Sat, Jun 23, 2012

In 1976, Dennis DeConcini, a young, one-term Democratic prosecutor from Tucson, stormed to a 10-point victory in the U.S. Senate race after Republicans Sam Steiger and John Conlan eviscerated each other in a brutal primary. It was the last time the Democrats picked up a Senate seat in the Grand

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Tags: Arizona, U.S. Senate, Richard Carmona, Democrats, Republicans

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