Federal Government

Energy

Transitioning from coal is the goal – how to get there is the question

Navajo and Hopi witnesses agreed the region needs to move away from its economic dependence on coal, but specific proposals on how to get there remained elusive after a House hearing Tuesday. The tribal representatives joined witnesses from across coal country at a House hearing on “supporting communities through the energy transition” – a transition that has

Opinion

Opinion: The Rise of Bureaucracy

In summarizing the problem of self-government, James Madison wrote, “…the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.” It’s that last bit that has proven difficult. Our system of governmental checks and balances started failing in the early

Travel

Airport, TSA officials say as passengers return, so do security delays

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is filling up with more travelers this year, with more than 4.8 million passengers boarding flights there in the past four months alone, according to a report published on the airport’s website. Due to the low volume of travelers at the height of the pandemic, getting through security and the

Opinion

Opinion: Leveling the Media Playing Field

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) made news earlier this month when she announced she was seeking $2.3 billion in tax credits and grants for local newspapers and broadcasters. Local news has always been a central component to Americans, and it’s unsurprising Congress wants to support local journalism. When I was growing up in Arizona, you could almost always

Border crisis

Governor Ducey, 19 Other Governors Call On Biden-Harris White House To End Border Crisis

Governor Doug Ducey joined 19 fellow governors today to call for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to reverse their destructive policies that have created the crisis at the southern border. Today’s letter follows months of deteriorating conditions at the border in Arizona and other states. In March, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

National

The D.C. Statehood Bill is Unconstitutional

The White House recently issued a statement endorsing a bill that would grant statehood to Washington, D.C.  It said, “For far too long, the more than 700,000 people of Washington DC have been deprived of full representation in the US Congress. This taxation without representation and denial of self-governance is an affront to the democratic

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