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Opinion: No, the Senate Infrastructure Bill is Not a Waste of Money

The Senate infrastructure bill is getting beat up in the media. If you read it, it’s not a waste of money, and it will be a victory lap for President Joe Biden once he signs it into law. But for now, it looks like this: If you’re anti-Democrat, you hate it because it is a

Opinion

Opinion: PRO Act is One Big Con for Arizona Retailers

Retailers of all shapes and sizes across the Grand Canyon State have been working hard to help local communities return to normal, re-opening their doors, re-igniting job growth, and re-investing in their own operations in order to continue supporting a stronger, more resilient economy across the state. That’s why it is particularly disheartening to hear

Politics

GOP poised to block bipartisan probe of Jan. 6 insurrection

Photo: Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Senator Richard Burr (R – N.C.) Senate Republicans are poised to block the creation of a special commission to study the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, dashing hopes for a bipartisan panel amid a GOP push to put the violent insurrection by Donald Trump’s supporters behind them.

National

Senators try to salvage legislation on Jan. 6 commission

Senators labored Tuesday to find a path forward for legislation creating a commission on the Jan. 6 insurrection, debating potential changes in a long-shot attempt to overcome growing GOP opposition. Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin are leading the informal talks, according to two people familiar with the effort. The talks are,

U.S. Government

Git-r-done delegation: State ranked OK on congressional effectiveness

They didn’t have the high profiles or long tenure of some other members of Congress, but Arizona lawmakers in the last Congress ranked relatively high on a recent scorecard of congressional effectiveness. The Center for Effective Lawmaking study, by researchers at the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University, ranked members on the amount of substantive legislation they

U.S. Government

Biden leaves door open for Senate changes to advance agenda

President Joe Biden at his first news conference left the door open to backing fundamental changes in Senate procedure to muscle key parts of his agenda like immigration and voting rights past Republican opposition “if there’s complete lockdown and chaos.” Even as his administration navigates the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic damage, Biden is

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