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Bible-based Arizona lobby not used to losing

Bible-based Arizona lobby not used to losing

PHOENIX — For years, Cathi Herrod and her Center for Arizona Policy have flexed their political muscles, pushing through legislation representing what she calls “fundamental principles” that often are espoused in the Bible.

March 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Outcry over Arizona's SB 1062 overshadows bill's limited power

Outcry over Arizona's SB 1062 overshadows bill's limited power

PHOENIX — The hype and rhetoric on both sides of SB 1062, now awaiting action by Gov. Jan Brewer, may disguise the fact that the measure does far less than some have suggested.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Ariz. Senate sends 'religious-freedom' bill to Brewer

PHOENIX — The state Senate sent Gov. Jan Brewer controversial legislation billed as protecting religious freedom Monday even as two more senators who voted last week for SB 1062 now say that was a mistake.

February 24, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…

Gov. Brewer can stop insidious bill

Legislation that would allow businesses to discriminate against customers is an affront to religious freedom, American values and civil rights — not to mention economic development and common sense. Gov. Jan Brewer must veto this brazen attempt to enshrine one version of religious belief int…

February 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Crazy new bills in Arizona make us laugh and cry

In the first few weeks of the Arizona Legislature’s 2014 session, lawmakers have submitted a series of bills that range from the ridiculous and insulting to crushingly cynical attempts to strip power from the people. Here are, sadly, but a few examples.

February 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Arizona lawmakers approve plan to expand Medicaid

Arizona lawmakers approve plan to expand Medicaid

PHOENIX — In an historic move, a group of Republican senators united with Democrats this afternoon to approve the plan by Gov. Jan Brewer to sharply expand the state's Medicaid program.

May 16, 2013 4:01 pmLoading…

Arizona Senate: No abortion after 20 weeks

PHOENIX — The state Senate voted this morning to ban abortions after 20 weeks.

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