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Arizona House Republicans approve bill to restrict who can film cops and when

A bill proposed by Fountain Hills Republican Rep. John Kavanagh, who spent decades as a police officer for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, would make it unlawful for someone to film police from up to 15 feet away while officers are engaged in “law enforcement activity.” ... Read more»

Bill would bring NRA gun safety classes into all Arizona schools

A Republican bill that would require a National Rifle Association gun safety course - deemed largely ineffective in real-world scenarios by the American Academy of Pediatrics - for Arizona middle- and high school students passed out of committee Monday evening. ... Read more»

Nearly $1.2 billion at risk for Arizona public schools if Legislature fails to override cap

The clock is running out for state legislators to override a cap on spending that would prohibit Arizona public school districts from disbursing nearly $1.2 billion that’s already been approved by the Legislature and budgeted. ... Read more»

Abortion fight in Arizona heating up, even as Supreme Court weighs Roe

The Supreme Court is expected to weaken or reverse its landmark Roe v. Wade abortion-rights ruling this year, but advocates on both sides of the issue in Arizona are not waiting for the court to act. ... Read more»

Capital COVID: Arizona state, federal lawmakers face different pandemic rules

Even though U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday, the Tucson Democrat was still able to cast votes in Congress by proxy Thursday while he was quarantined at home - an option many state lawmakers with they had.... Read more»

Ex-cop lawmaker wants to restrict recording videos of Arizona cops

Videos like those that captured police killing George Floyd and Eric Garner would be illegal in Arizona under a new law proposed by Fountain Hills Republican Rep. John Kavanagh - a bill similar to one proposed by the retired police officer in 2016.... Read more»

Nativist Republicans call on Arizona Gov. Ducey to militarize border to stop 'invasion'

Ken Cuccinelli - a top Citizenship and Immigration Services official in Donald Trump’s administration - spoke at the Arizona Capitol while flanked by several Republican state legislators to urge Gov. Doug Ducey to use Arizona’s National Guard to turn immigrants back at the border. ... Read more»

Republican legislators curb authority of Arizona - and other - county, state election officials

Republican lawmakers this year passed an unprecedented bevy of bills targeting the authority of state and local election officials, a power grab that might allow partisan legislators to overturn future election results by claiming there was fraud. ... Read more»