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Arizona First In Nation to Sue Biden Over COVID Vaccine Mandate

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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has fired the opening salvo in the anticipated legal fight over President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate. Brnovich filed the lawsuit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court of Arizona, claiming Biden’s mandate violates the Equal Protection Clause by favoring migrants who can decline the vaccine, “protecting their freedom and bodily […]

Arizona Police Recruiting in Washington Days After Vaccine Mandate

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Arizona’s state police force is in the Pacific Northwest in an attempt to bolster its ranks. The push comes on the heels of news that Washington Gov. Jay Inslee isn’t allowing exceptions to his vaccine mandate. The Arizona Department of Public Safety announced that they would be in Washington from Sept. 7 through Sept. 19 […]

Arizona Officials React to Biden Vaccination Announcement

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President Joe Biden’s Thursday announcement of broad new COVID-19 vaccination requirements has some Arizona officials cheering and others settling in for a fight. Biden announced a vaccination requirement for employees of any business with more than 100 people, something that’s estimated to be a vaccine requirement for 100 million people. Another estimated 80 million workers […]

Feds Identify Phoenix As Best City For Afghan Refugees

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Editors’ Note: While the generosity of state officials is laudable, there is an uncomfortable question to be asked: Considering the growing evidence that the Biden Administration is not properly vetting refugees, what should  Arizona officials do to protect this state and its citizens from mistakenly importing terrorists? It is likely many of these Afghans were […]

Yee Divests Arizona Treasury From Ben & Jerry’s For Israel Boycott

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Arizona Treasurer Kimberly Yee is pulling the state’s public funds from a company over its decision to boycott Israel after multiple warnings. Yee announced Tuesday she had taken steps to eventually divest all public money from Unilever, the British corporation that owns ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s. The move, she said, is in accordance […]

Arizona Businesses Warn PRO Act Would Erase State’s Economic Edge

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Arizona’s business leaders say labor legislation awaiting consideration in the U.S. Senate would cause a seismic shift in labor-employer relations, nullifying many aspects of state law employers look for when considering relocation. Associated General Contractors Arizona chapter President David Martin praised Arizona Democratic U.S. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly for their “pragmatic approach” on […]

Goldwater: Lawsuit Could Ban Tax Cuts In Arizona

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A legal challenge to legislation that shielded small businesses from Prop. 208’s tax increase could end up barring the Arizona Legislature from ever cutting taxes again. That’s the claim from the nonprofit Goldwater Institute, which filed to intervene in a challenge to Senate Bill 1783 by Invest in Arizona. The legislation, enacted as part of […]

Arizona Supreme Court Upholds Prop. 208, Won’t Allow It To Break Spending Limit

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Arizona’s high court didn’t strike down a voter-approved tax increase on the wealthy, but it’s not going to let the influx of new revenue break a constitutional cap on education spending, either. The Arizona Supreme Court remanded Fann vs. Invest in Education back to a trial court Thursday morning, saying it’s too early to say […]

Phoenix Sues Arizona Over Law To Stop Police Oversight Board

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Arizona is facing a lawsuit from its capital city in what appears to be an effort to stop the Legislature’s effort to shut down a civilian-staffed police oversight panel. The city of Phoenix announced its attorney filed the lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court. It aims to invalidate House Bill 2893, the Legislature’s budget reconciliation […]

Phoenix Is Nation’s Fastest-Growing Big City; Nearby Buckeye’s Population Explodes

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The U.S. Census Bureau released its official data Thursday, reflecting its 2020 headcount. It confirms estimates showing Arizona’s capital city grew faster than any other of the country’s major population centers. Phoenix grew by 11.2% from 2010 to 2020, trading places with Philadelphia for the fifth-largest city in the nation. There also was a trend […]