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A bill proposed in the Arizona state legislature would provide $30 million in grants for controlled trials to study the drug’s effects on various mental health conditions.

As Arizona veterans struggling with mental health want solutions, a bipartisan bill in the Arizona legislature would put $30 million in grants over three years toward clinical trials using whole-mushroom psilocybin to treat mental health conditions like depression and PTSD. Read more»

With roughly 1,400 Arizona officers on some form of a Brady list with but no statewide accounting of dishonest officers, police officers accused of misconduct will have a chance to appeal before they’re put on a “bad cops” list under a new state law. Read more»

At least 13 states have introduced resolutions this year signaling a position on whether D.C. should become the 51st state.

Congress had yet to even schedule a hearing on a measure granting statehood to the District of Columbia when a panel of state lawmakers in Arizona voted in February to take a stand against D.C.’s plea to become the 51st state. rom their committee room some 2,300 miles from the nation’s capital, members of Arizona’s House Government & Elections Committee weighed in on the brewing statehood debate with a resolution declaring formal opposition. Read more»

Phoenix police in riot gear at a 2010 neo-Nazi rally in downtown Phoenix. According to Sen. Martin Quezada, D-Phoenix, the Phoenix Police Department currently employs more than 100 officers who are on the Brady List.

A bill that would allow law enforcement agents to appeal being placed on a list of dishonest officers cleared another hurdle on its way to becoming law, despite concerns from Maricopa County prosecutors. Read more»

Before voting on House Bill 2725, lawmakers heard brief but emotional testimony from three mothers of non-binary children. Republican state Reps. John Fillmore and Kevin made several anti-LGBT and discriminatory comments and now face ethics complaints.

Republican state Reps. John Fillmore and Kevin Payne are both facing ethics complaints for anti-LGBTQ and discriminatory comments made Wednesday during a Government and Elections Committee meeting, including referring to the child of a community member testifying virtually as "it". Read more»