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Wildfires

Governor Ducey Signs $100 Million Bipartisan Wildfire Relief Package

Governor Doug Ducey signed a bipartisan relief package to support firefighters and safety officials as they battle wildfires, ensure Arizona communities have the resources necessary for post-fire disasters such as flooding and reduce the risk from future wildfires. The $100 million package passed with strong bipartisan support during a legislative special session called by the

Politics

EXPLAINER: How Congress’ Jan. 6 commission would work

An independent commission to study the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection would be modeled after a similar panel that studied the 9/11 terrorist attacks and has long been hailed as a bipartisan success. But bipartisanship isn’t always popular these days, especially in the wake of the deadly siege by a mob of former President Donald Trump’s

National

U.S. House backs commission on Jan. 6 riot over GOP objections

The House voted Wednesday to create an independent commission on the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, sending the legislation to an uncertain future in the Senate as Republican leaders work to stop a bipartisan investigation that is opposed by former President Donald Trump. Democrats say an independent investigation is crucial to reckoning

Education

Bill to Let Community Colleges Offer 4-Year Baccalaureate Degrees Gets Final Approval in Legislature, Awaits Governor’s Signature

A bipartisan proposal to allow community colleges to offer accredited four-year baccalaureate degrees has received final approval in the Arizona legislature today.  The legislation, first introduced as HB 2523 by State Representative Becky Nutt (R-14), was added as a strike-all amendment to SB 1453, recently passing in the House and today in the Senate. “Enabling community colleges in our state

National

McConnell: Killing Filibuster Means ‘Scorched Earth’ Senate

The following is taken from a March 16 speech by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) from the floor of the Senate, in response to calls from Senate Democrats to eliminate the filibuster rule. Mr. President, today I’d like to begin with a few quotations: “The legislative filibuster is the most important distinction between the

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Committee vote moves Haaland one step closer to historic Interior post

A Senate committee narrowly voted Thursday to advance Rep. Debra Haaland’s nomination to be the next secretary of Interior, moving her one step closer to becoming the first Native American to head a Cabinet-level agency. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted 11-9 to send Haaland’s nomination to the full Senate, over the objections of Republicans

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