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Almost 400 new laws take effect Friday

Tue, Jul 31, 2018

AZ Legislature

Come this Friday, women who want an abortion will be asked new questions, consumers can have their credit frozen for free, Grade A eggs can stay on the shelf longer, and 15-year-old children won’t be able to legally marry.

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Model gov't: Arizona lawmakers outsource legislative ideas

Thu, May 26, 2016

AZ Legislature

PHOENIX – When Arizona lawmakers sponsored a 2016 house bill banning the sale of ivory and rhinoceros horn products, the bill matched almost exactly to language in legislation proposed outside Arizona. But House Bill 2176, which never got a committee hearing, was not the only bill in the state’s 52nd legislative

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona Legislature, Model laws

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Effort launches to block laws loosening rules for ‘dark money’

Thu, May 19, 2016

Arizonans could get the last word on whether to uphold or reject newly enacted campaign finance laws that would allow more “dark money” to flow into state elections.Opponents of changes approved earlier this year by the Republican-controlled legislature filed the necessary paperwork Friday to begin circulating petitions to refer the

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona Legislature, Campaign Finance Laws

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AZ Lawmakers Move To Repeal Two Controversial Abortion Laws, Sort Of

Thu, Apr 21, 2016

AZ Legislature

State lawmakers are moving to repeal two controversial abortion laws-- sort of. One action rescinds a law signed just last month by Gov. Doug Ducey which allow medication abortions only through the first seven weeks of pregnancy. Proponents said that conformed with Food and Drug Administration labeling of the abortion drug

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Arizona Tied For Worst Gun Safety Laws In Us

Sat, May 7, 2011

Security

Arizona joined Utah and Alaska as having the worst gun safety laws in the nation, according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

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Tags: Gun laws, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Arizona

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Bill to prohibit photo radar fails in Arizona Senate

Thu, Mar 3, 2011

AZ Legislature

The Arizona RepublicAssociated PressA year after Arizona pulled photo enforcement cameras off state highways, a bill to bar use of red-light and speed cameras on local streets failed on a 15-15 tie in the state Senate on Wednesday.Supporters argued that some municipalities treat cameras as revenue sources and fail to

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Tags: Photo radar, Traffic laws, Municipalities

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Latino Giant to Change US Politics

Wed, May 5, 2010

Immigration

TruthoutBy Proma HarropOp-Ed San Antonio - It was over frozen lattes three blocks from the Alamo that Lydia Camarillo and I discussed the wave of Latino voters expected to change politics in Texas - and America. Camarillo is vice president of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, a group that signs

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Tags: Texas, Voter ID laws, Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, Lydia Camarillo, Voter Registration

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Anti-illegal-migrant bills advance

Sun, Jun 28, 2009

Immigration

Arizona RepublicBy Elisabeth ArrieroTwo years after engineering the nation's toughest employer-sanctions law, state Sen. Russell Pearce has taken the lead in a new round of anti-immigration reforms that could have long-lasting effects on Arizona.One would require school districts to collect data on any student who can't prove legal residency. Another

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Tags: Russell Pearce, Sancturary laws, local police, U.S. immigration law, AZ HB 1175, 287 g training.Valley Interfaith Project,

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Senate Adopts Slavery Apology Resolution

Thu, Jun 18, 2009

US Congress

Congressional QuarterlyBy Greg Vadala and Edward Epstein, CQ StaffThe Senate adopted a resolution Thursday offering a formal apology for slavery and the era of “separate but equal” Jim Crow laws that followed.After the clerk finished reading the resolution (S Con Res 26) in full, Iowa Democrat Tom Harkin , the

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Tags: Slavery Apology, Barack Obama, Congressional Black Caucus, Jim Crow Laws

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Gun Rulings Open Way to Supreme Court Review

Wed, Jun 17, 2009

US Supreme Court

New York TimesBy John SchwartzA year ago, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark decision establishing the constitutional right of Americans to own guns. But the justices did not explain what the practical effect of that ruling would be on city and state gun laws.Protesters at a gun shop

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Tags: Gun Laws, 2nd amendment, local gun restrictions

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