Stories tagged: "legislature"

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OPINION: Arizona’s One-Size-Fits-All Abortion Law is Cruel

This ban, passed just last year in the Republican-held legislature, disrespects the autonomy of women and families who must make wrenching decisions about serious complications later in pregnancy.

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Arizona Schools Get More Funding, But No Cap on Voucher Spending

The state budget provides nearly $400 million in additional education funding, but no spending limit on Arizona’s costly universal voucher program.

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10 Controversial Bills Just Passed By Arizona Republicans

The bills include another attempt to ban abortion outright, as well as efforts to ban certain books in schools and a proposal to criminalize homelessness.

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9 Things to Know About Arizona’s New Budget for 2023-2024

The Copper Courier has compiled a list of the biggest budget items that could impact your day-to-day life.

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Arizona Rep. Lorena Austin Shares Personal Insight on the Harm a Pronouns Bill Would Cause

Arizona Rep. Lorena Austin opened up about their lived experience as a queer person, and the potential discrimination students would face if SB 1001 were to become law. 

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From Douglas to Congress? How Raquel Terán’s Roots Along the Border Drive Her Campaign

Terán says thanks to her experience at the state capitol and the support of progressive groups like LUCHA, she is ready to work as a fierce advocate for her community in Congress.

The desk used by Arizona Republican Rep. Liz Harris at the state Capitol in Phoenix stands empty moments after she was expelled from the Legislature on Wednesday, April 12, 2023. The Arizona House of Representatives expelled a Harris in a bipartisan vote after she organized a presentation accusing a wide range of politicians, judges and public officials of both parties of taking bribes from a Mexican drug cartel. (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper)
Arizona House Expels GOP Lawmaker Liz Harris Over Unproven Claims

Liz Harris was expelled after the Arizona House Ethics Committee determined she engaged in disorderly behavior.