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Arizona Rep. Mark Cardenas, D-Phoenix, was in Washington with HECHO – Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting and Outdoors – as it released a survey showing Latinos’ support of conservation and the outdoors in Western states.

A new survey claims that Latino voters in Western states believe the government should protect public lands and they want to be consulted on land-policy issues. Pollsters attributed that sentiment to the generations-long ties many Hispanic families have to the region Read more»

Rep. Darin Mitchell, R-Litchfield Park, said requiring Arizona Department of Corrections officers to be U.S. citizens would help ease unemployment in his district, which stretches to Yuma.

A state lawmaker wants to require Arizona Department of Corrections officers to be U.S. citizens, as is already the case with other peace officers, saying the change would help ease unemployment in his district. Read more»

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., shown during a recent appearance in Washington, wants the Arizona Department of Transportation to review whether signage directing motorists to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs facilities is adequate.

Citing concerns raised by veterans, Sen. Jeff Flake is urging the Arizona Department of Transportation to assess whether roadway signage pointing to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs facilities is adequate. Read more»

From left to right, members of the new veterans caucus at the Arizona State Legislature include Rep. Mark Cardenas, D-Phoenix; Rep. Sonny Borrelli, R-Lake Havasu City; and Rep. Jonathan Larkin, D-Glendale.

The group includes five Democrats and two Republicans, most of whom have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Members say they are working on bipartisan legislation that will benefit Arizona veterans. One early result is a bill boosting incentives for hiring disabled veterans. Read more»