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Arizona again ranks low on highway safety laws; state officials push back

Arizona once again ranked near the bottom of states on a national report card on highway safety laws, earning a “danger” rating as a state with just five of 16 recommended laws and no primary enforcement for seat belts. ... Read more»

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Tucson ready to opt out of RTA Next unless 'unfair, inequitable' system changes

The city of Tucson is prepared to walk away from a renewal of the Regional Transportation Authority, a major funding source for road improvements throughout Pima County, if its partners in the agreement don’t make serious compromises.... Read more»

The Tucson agenda

Pima Supes to meet with unvaxed staff facing firing; Oro Valley mulls lighter parking rules

The Pima County Supervisors will hold their last meeting before unvaccinated employees are set to be fired. A citizen-inspired agenda item in Oro Valley hits the sweet spot of fewer regulations and more environmental protections.... Read more»1

Arizona Redistricting Commission splits on legislative map on fractious final day

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission approved the final congressional and legislative maps that the state will use until 2032, ending their work with an acrimonious split vote on the legislative map and accusations of violations of the state constitution.... Read more»1

Arizona commissioners debate competitive legislative districts as final decision looms

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission reached potential compromises to a handful of competitive legislative districts, though Tucson congressional boundaries are still perhaps the most contentious issue in the AIRC’s recent debates over the congressional map. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Don't sweat the gripes of Pima County Democrats in LD 17 redistricting fight

Creating a safe Republican district in Pima County is a worthy trade if it makes way for a few competitive districts in the Valley of the Sun. ... Read more»1

Latest Arizona redistricting changes bolster GOP chances

Republicans would fare well in the state’s next congressional map under a series of changes members of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission proposed at Thursday's commission meeting after several hours of tense debate.... Read more»

As Arizona redistricting panel mulls changes to draft maps, partisan schisms appear

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission returned to action Monday and took the first steps in crafting the boundaries of what will become the final congressional and legislative districts the state will use for the next decade.... Read more»

Az legislative leaders sound off on redistricting, competitiveness

Legislative leaders presented a list of grievances over Latino districts, competitiveness and a GOP lawmaker’s attempt to influence his Tucson-area legislative district, as lawmakers from both sides of the aisle got an opportunity to address the state’s remapping panel in person.... Read more»

Flashpoints emerge as Arizonans lobby redistricting commission for changes

After weeks of hearings on the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission’s draft maps of its proposed legislative and congressional districts, members of the public have no shortage of gripes about how the lines are drawn or suggestions on how to make them better.... Read more»

Draft maps approved: 4 competitive Arizona congressional seats, 6 legislative districts

Four of Arizona’s congressional districts would be competitive, with two as legitimate toss-up seats, under a new draft map adopted Thursday by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. Republicans would have three safe seats and Democrats would have two.... Read more»

Arizona Redistricting Commission will review proposed Tucson changes as it prepares for big vote

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will have three potential legislative maps to consider on Thursday after Democratic Commissioner Shereen Lerner suggested changes she’d like to see to proposed legislative districts in southern Arizona.... Read more»

Arizona Redistricting Commission ends the week without approving maps

A dispute over legislative districts in the Tucson area kept the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission from approving new maps before the weekend.... Read more»

3 competitive congressional districts shaping up in latest Arizona redistricting round

Redistricting commissioners split along partisan lines over how to draw Arizona’s new legislative districts but reached a compromise on a tentative congressional map that could create three competitive seats in the Tucson and Phoenix areas.... Read more»

Arizona redistricting panel mulls a step back in drawing new legislative maps

As it pushes toward a possible vote on final draft maps as early as Thursday, the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission made clear that it has a lot of work left to do on proposed legislative districts - and it may be taking a step back in the process.... Read more»

Oro Valley still needs volunteer commissioners

The first deadline has come and gone but Oro Valley still has plenty of openings for boards and commissions that advise the Town Council and even make some policy decisions themselves.... Read more»

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