legislation

Immigration

Supreme Court likely to bar some ‘green card’ applicants

The Supreme Court appeared ready Monday to prevent thousands of people living in the U.S. for humanitarian reasons from applying to become permanent residents. The justices seemed favorable, in arguments via telephone, to the case made by the Biden administration that federal immigration law prohibits people who entered the country illegally and now have Temporary

Sports betting

Sports betting by summer? Could be, as Senate sends gambling bill to governor

The Arizona Senate passed legislation Monday night that paves the way for legalized sports betting in the state, possibly as soon as summer. Senate Bill 1797 and House Bill 2772 were passed with bipartisan support on the new gaming compact, which includes the legalization of daily fantasy sports, and now heads to Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk to become

Technology

BREAKING: 69% of AZ Voters Support App Fairness Bill HB 2005

Data Orbital is pleased to announce the results of its latest statewide, live-caller survey of registered voters. The survey was conducted from March 11th to 12th. The survey focused on voters’ views of Big Tech and sought to gauge their desire for increased regulation and support for or opposition to HB 2005. Concerns over Big

Sports betting

Placing a bet at Chase Field? Sports gambling in Arizona moves closer to reality

Picture a baseball game at Chase Field. Or a basketball game at Suns Arena. As more fans begin returning to sporting events after the COVID-19 pandemic, they are welcomed by the benefits of live competition, from ballpark hot dogs to the energy of a packed stadium. In the near future, the Arizona sports fan’s experience

COVID-19

Masks off: Bill would allow Arizona businesses to ignore city, county mandates

A House committee has passed a Republican sponsored bill that would allow Arizona business owners to decide whether to enforce mask mandates for employees and customers, a move supporters say promotes freedom and critics call a threat to health and safety. “It’s a simple bill – it restores the freedom and the liberties back to

National

Biden backs studying reparations as Congress considers bill

President Joe Biden’s White House is giving its support to studying reparations for Black Americans, boosting Democratic lawmakers who are renewing efforts to create a commission on the issue amid the stark racial disparities highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. A House panel heard testimony Wednesday on legislation that would create a commission to examine the

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