Arizona Republicans

Politics

Can you hear me now? Centrist positioning makes Sinema a player, pariah

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s refusal to back the Biden administration’s $3.5 trillion social and clean-energy spending package has made her a target for Democrats – and possibly “the most powerful person in Washington right now,” one analyst said. It’s not the first time that Sinema, a Democrat, has bucked her party on high-profile measures that

Child Tax Credit

Expanded Child Tax Credit program did a ‘world of good,’ politicians say

Advocates and government officials are praising the newly expanded Child Tax Credit, which has provided thousands of dollars to Arizona households, calling it “help when we need it the most.” A report by the Arizona Center for Economic Progress released Wednesday highlighted the tax credit’s benefits for Arizona families based on preliminary information two months into its

National

In rush to restore budget earmarks, Arizona lawmakers made modest asks

When Congress restored budget earmarks this year after a decade-long ban, more than 300 House members rushed in with $7.1 billion in special requests for congressional funding of local projects. Arizona lawmakers were part of that rush, but with requests that were relatively modest: None of the state’s four Republican members asked for earmarks and

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