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State parties seek unity ahead of elections as dissenters vent at Ducey, Sinema

Sat, Jan 25, 2020

Arizona Democratic Party

Disclaimer: Article heavily Republican oriented. Arizona's major political parties energized their activists on Saturday while seeking to finesse dissent from party purists toward some of Arizona's top elected officials.

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Lawmaker tries again to stop college students voting where they go to school

Mon, Jan 20, 2020

AZ Legislature

PHOENIX — A veteran lawmaker is making another bid at blocking students from voting where they go to school.The proposal by Rep. Bob Thorpe, R-Flagstaff, would create an exception to existing law which says that someone is a resident for voting purposes based on actual physical presence “with an intent

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New overtime rule affects up to 20,000 Arizona workers in new year

Fri, Jan 3, 2020

Labor

WASHINGTON — As many as 20,000 Arizona workers could be guaranteed overtime pay when they do overtime work under a Labor Department rule that took effect Wednesday, Jan. 1, the first change to the rule since 2004.But critics say the change does not go far enough to protect workers, noting

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Arizona Senate leaders hope for short session

Fri, Jan 3, 2020

AZ Legislature

PHOENIX — The Republican and Democratic leaders of the Arizona Senate expect a short, ugly session when lawmakers return to the Capitol on Jan. 13.The short is driven by lawmakers who want to hit the campaign trail in an election year. The ugly is blamed on the toxic national political

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Lawmaker wants gender-neutral Arizona driver's licenses

Thu, Jan 2, 2020

AZ Legislature

PHOENIX -- A Green Valley lawmaker wants motorists to have more than the current either-or choice of "male'' or "female'' on state-issued driver's licenses.The proposal by Democrat Rosanna Gabaldon would permit a third choice of "nonbinary'' for those who identify as not exclusively one or the other. Her HB 2075

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Encanterra officially becomes part of Queen Creek

Tue, Dec 31, 2019

Pinal County

QUEEN CREEK — Pinal County Superior Court has confirmed that the Encanterra annexation into the town of Queen Creek was properly completed, so the town began serving the Pinal County residents last week.

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Lawyers want state to cover costs of monitoring inmate care

Tue, Dec 31, 2019

Healthcare

PHOENIX -- Attorneys challenging the quality of health care in Arizona’s prisons want to force the state to cover all costs in monitoring whether the state is fulfilling its promises in a legal settlement to improve inmate care.

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Bill seeks full disclosure from medical professionals

Mon, Dec 30, 2019

AZ Legislature

PHOENIX — A two-term state lawmaker wants to force health care providers to disclose — up front — whether they won’t provide certain medical services or products based on their religious beliefs.The proposal by Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley, D-Tucson, would not force doctors, pharmacists, hospitals to serve patients whose needs

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Arizona Recognizes Rural Health Day

Sat, Nov 23, 2019

Healthcare

Phoenix – Governor Doug Ducey declared November 21, 2019 Rural Health Day in Arizona to recognize the economic contributions of Arizona’s rural communities and affirm the state’s commitment to ensuring access to high-quality health care for all of the state’s residents.

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Governor's Task Force Recommends Changes To Arizona Sexabuse Laws Arizona Daily Star

Sat, Nov 23, 2019

AZ Legislature

PHOENIX — A special committee wants Arizona to revamp sex-abuse laws to make it easier to prosecute some people who violate their position of trust with young victims. But the Justice for Victims of Child Sex Abuse Tax Force stopped short of recommending that those who were victims of child sex

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