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Governors attempt to bridge deep political divides in big D.C. meeting

Governors of both parties from throughout the United States met here over the weekend to try to speak on a unified front about what their states need from the federal government - but the waters were muddied by governors’ clearly divided political views about two major issues.... Read more»

Feds giving states $260 million for highway safety

The federal government has announced that it is giving nearly $260 million in grants to states to beef up their highway safety - funding which will comes from the recently enacted bipartisan infrastructure law and be used to support a broad range of traffic safety priorities.... Read more»

Biden announces partnership with California on port upgrades

To prevent shipping logjams that have recently stymied the country’s supply chain, the Biden administration and California officials said Thursday that billions in infrastructure improvements are being fast-tracked for the state’s largest ports. ... Read more»

LA, Long Beach ports to go 24/7 to relieve shipping bottleneck

In a plan developed by the White House's supply chain disruptions task force, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will ramp up to 24/7 operations ahead of the holiday season, as dozens of cargo ships carrying as many as 1 million containers bob idly off the California coast.... Read more»

Romero, Phoenix mayor join White House push for infrastructure plan

Tucson Mayor Romero and Phoenix Mayor Gallego joined other mayors and governors at the White House on Wednesday to push for the Biden administration’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan, a measure she has said is needed to reverse decades of “massive underinvestment.”... Read more»

Buttigieg: Indian Country investment a priority of infrastructure plan

Indian Country infrastructure needs, for everything from water to housing to broadband, are a high priority of the Biden administration’s $2.2 trillion American Jobs Plan, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said this week. ... Read more»

Biden cites infrastructure needs in Arizona, other states, to push plan

Arizona has 132 bridges and more than 3,100 miles of highway that are in poor condition, the White House said in pitching President Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure proposal.... Read more»

Arizona voters turn out for Biden

Former Vice President Joe Biden was coasting to an apparent victory in Arizona’s Democratic presidential preference election Tuesday, extending his delegate lead and leaving Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders a very steep climb to their party’s nomination.... Read more»

Ballot zombies: Early voters’ choices made moot by Democratic shakeup

The steady increase in early voting, combined with an unusually high number of Democrats jumping in and out of a crowded presidential primary, has created a situation where many Arizona voters will see their votes counted – but not count toward the final outcome. ... Read more»

FEC filings show Arizonans favor Trump, Sanders with campaign dollars

Arizona’s presidential preference primary is still almost a month away, but voters are already making their preferences known with their wallets.... Read more»

Monday musings: Analysis

Chill out and focus on turnout in 2020, Democrats

As Arizona’s Democratic presidential preference election early ballots are mailed to voters this week and other state primaries continue to roll out, Democratic activists are frenetic. ... Read more»

Mort Report

American fascism? Yes, it can happen here

I'm betting on the American people. But the odds are terrifying. Too many voters rely on emotional impulse, fixating on narrow issues without considering the big picture. Democrats continue to snipe at one another, fortifying Trump's chances.... Read more»

FactChecking the November Democratic debate

Several candidates twisted the facts on health care, student loan debt, the gender wage gap and more.... Read more»

Fact Check: Buttigieg wrong about climate change’s effect on oceans

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg's claim that the oxygen supply will be cut in half extrapolates a claim to a degree that doesn't hold water, just hot air.... Read more»