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    Arizona Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday blocked debate over the state’s budget and tax-cut plan, alleging that they were shut out of the negotiation process. Democrats in Arizona's state House said in a statement on Tuesday that they withheld quorum for scheduled debate on the measure. The statement faulted the budgetary proposal for not reflecting Democratic input, and said it...
                        Over 20 mayors from across the state of Arizona penned a letter announcing their support for Governor Doug Ducey’s newly proposed tax plan. Ducey and the group of mayors argue that the plan will allow for greater investments throughout Arizona. “As Mayors, we endorse this plan, and we...
    The Arizona state Senate audit of the 2020 Maricopa County election results that began on April 23 is winding down. “At our current rate of examining over 100k ballots per day, we will complete the paper examination phase of the audit by Saturday, June 26,” the official Twitter account of the Arizona audit tweeted last week. At our current rate...
    A top Pennsylvania Republican says he supports an audit of the state’s presidential election results similar to a review being conducted in Arizona, raising the potential for other states to spend taxpayer money investigating former President Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMaria Bartiromo defends reporting: 'Keep trashing me, I'll keep telling the truth' The Memo: The center strikes back Republicans eye Nashville crack-up...
    Arizona recorded a small spike in cases this past week when it recorded over 600 new cases on Saturday, marking a sudden increase in what has been a downward trend in cases for the state. Cases in Arizona have been consistently dropping since spiking in January, however The Associated Press reports that 641 cases were confirmed in Arizona on Saturday,...
                        Two Arizona lawmakers are attempting to make changes to the state’s budget bills, which held up the signing of the law last week. “The changes include smaller tax cuts until actual revenue comes in above projections and a much larger paydown of state debt,” as reported by Fox 10. ...
    The Colorado secretary of state announced a temporary emergency adoption of new rules that limit who can access voting equipment in the state and protect the state from "sham" election audits. Secretary Jena Griswold, a Democrat, said on Thursday that the rules are necessary to prevent the types of election equipment inspection and ballot recounts that have been seen in...
    THE record breaking heat wave across the West of the United States has prompted a state of emergency in California. Governor Gavin Newsom warned residents of "extreme heat peril" on Thursday with the high temperatures in Arizona "almost sizzling skin". Read our heat wave live blog for the very latest news and updates... 10The Western US heat wave prompts...
    The ongoing partisan review of ballots in Maricopa County, Arizona, is entering its final stages after just under two months. The county's 2.1 million ballots have been recounted by hand, except for the braille ballots, which are now undergoing a "paper examination" by workers.  Earlier this year, Arizona Senate Republicans took possession of the ballots and 400 election machines by...
                        Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and members of his staff would not say Thursday whether they will dispatch resources to Texas and Arizona to help guard the U.S.-Mexican border. The Tennessee Star made repeated attempts Thursday to contact Lee’s Communications Director Laine Arnold — by email, phone, and text....
                        Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is sending members of various law enforcement agencies throughout the state to Texas and Arizona to help combat the crisis at the Southern border. “Governors Abbott and Ducey recently sent out a call for help to every state in the nation, needing additional law...
    Florida law enforcement agencies will be working to assist with border security efforts in Texas and Arizona, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced at a press conference in Tallahassee. “They wanted support so that they could do what the federal government is either unwilling or unable to do,” DeSantis announced at a press conference where he was surrounded by law enforcement...
    Commentary on Pac-12 developments on and off the field … Falling: Arizona State football We’ll start by saying that we don’t know if Arizona State actually violated NCAA rules by hosting recruits during what was supposed to be a COVID-related recruiting dead period. And we’ll also acknowledge that guessing how the NCAA might rule is almost as fraught as guessing...
    Arizona State's football program and head coach Herm Edwards are being investigated by the NCAA amid claims that recruits were allowed to attend games at Sun Devil Stadium and were even hidden by coaches in private suites, in violation of pandemic-era recruiting restrictions. The school acknowledged on Wednesday that its football team is being investigated by the NCAA, but it...
    Arizona Republican Matt Salmon The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Matt Booker, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Programming Note: Daily Kos will be off Friday in observance of Juneteenth, so there will be no Morning Digest on Monday....
    Former Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon campaigning with George W. Bush ahead of narrow 2002 loss for governor Former Rep. Matt Salmon announced Wednesday that he would seek the Republican nomination for governor of Arizona, the office he narrowly lost back in 2002. Salmon, who was a big headache for party leaders during his two stints in the House, quickly earned...
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced $250 million in initial funding for a state-constructed border wall, as his Florida counterpart Ron DeSantis dispatches law enforcement personnel to assist border patrols in Texas and Arizona. The moves announced on Wednesday signal that Republican governors are increasingly taking the surge in illegal border crossings into their own hands, as they accuse the...
    Former Republican congressman Matt Salmon reentered the political arena in his bid for Arizona governor with a top endorsement from a leading conservative Political Action Committee (PAC) Wednesday.  Club for Growth PAC threw its weight behind the latest candidate to seek the 2022 governorship as Gov. Doug Ducey’s second term comes to an end.  The conservative PAC – which has...
    U.S. Justice Department drops probe of John Boltons book Manchin moves shake up Dem strategy for massive elections bill Earlier this month, an anonymous person sent a dossier of dozens of pages to the Arizona State athletic department. It included screenshots, receipts, pictures and emails related to numerous potential violations within Arizona State’s football program, according to sources. The...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday that several of the state’s law enforcement agencies will send personnel to Texas and Arizona to aid local authorities in addressing an immigration crisis at the southern border. DeSantis said the directive was a response to requests from Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who asked other governors earlier this month...
    Former Republican Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon announced Wednesday that he will be running for Governor in 2022. Salmon, who is a former House Freedom Caucus founding member, announced his campaign Wednesday morning and will enter a primary with three other GOP candidates trying to replace Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, whose term has reached its limit. Salmon ran for Congress again...
    Florida will send its own law enforcement officers to the U.S.-Mexico border to assist federal, state, and local police responding to the border crisis in Arizona and Texas, where the governors have asked every other state to send in reinforcements. “We are the first state to commit support for this effort in response to the request that was submitted by...
    Former Rep. Matt SalmonMatthew (Matt) James SalmonOn The Trail: Arizona is microcosm of battle for the GOP COVID-19's class divide creates new political risks Arizona voters like Kyl but few think he'll stick around MORE (R-Ariz.) is jumping into the 2022 race for Arizona governor, making another run for an office that he narrowly lost two decades ago.  A former...
    Housewives star wants criminal case tossed because of dry contacts See inside this amazing $1 million abandoned house renovation The NCAA is investigating Arizona State over alleged improper benefits for high school prospects during the COVID-19 dead period. © Provided by Sports Illustrated The NCAA is investigating Arizona State football over alleged improper benefits for high school prospects during...
                        A Republican candidate for Secretary of State traveled to Arizona, where a high-profile audit of the 2020 general election results is taking place. “Kristina Karamo, candidate to be Michigan’s next Secretary of State, is the only person from Michigan to make the trip to Maricopa County, AZ to...
    A German reporter checks out Arizona's gas chamber in 1999 At the end of May, a news report came out that slipped through the cracks of national attention, amidst ongoing Republican hypocrisy of filibustering a Jan. 6 commission. A report, by The Guardian, came out concerning “refurbishes” being done by Arizona’s department of corrections. Specifically, Arizona’s department of corrections spent more than...
    Arizona Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs Imagine that you are the sole Democrat among the four most powerful elected officials in your state, and that you worked tirelessly last year to ensure the integrity of your state's vote through hand recounts in multiple counties. Imagine that amid the tumult and chaos in your state since Donald Trump...
    Voters across the country are moving to recall their elected officials at an unprecedented pace, driven in part by a backlash against restrictions imposed during the coronavirus pandemic and in part by anger at officials who have run afoul of culture war issues. At least 164 efforts to recall more than 260 local, city and state elected officials were underway...
    The pandemic saw people leave the Democratic blue states of the northeastern United States and head towards sunnier climes and the red states of the south, southwest and southeast of the country. A migration report from moving company North American Moving Services found those living in the states of New York, California, Illinois, New Jersey and Maryland headed for Arizona, Tennessee,...
    (CNN)Arizona's problem-plagued audit has finished its hand recount of most of the 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County last November, with just braille ballots and those that had to be duplicated because they were damaged left to count, an audit spokesman said Monday.Randy Pullen, a spokesman for the audit commissioned by state Senate Republicans, said auditors are now looking...
    Jewish groups are outraged that Arizona is reportedly refurbishing its state gas chambers to prepare for executions, NBC News reported Monday. “Uniformly, Holocaust survivors and their descendants are nothing short of horrified of this form of execution being utilized,” Janice Friebaum, vice president of the Phoenix Holocaust Association and descendant of two grandparents killed in Nazi gas chambers, told NBC...
    Wildfires in Arizona and California continued to spread Sunday, burning over 1,500 acres of land and causing multiple evacuations, CNN reported.  Intense heat and dry weather have prompted growing wildfires in Arizona and California, burning hundreds of thousands of acres so far this year, according to CNN. The growing heat and lack of rain have placed over 48 million people...
    Arizona state Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● AZ-Sen, AZ-Gov: Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a Republican whom Donald Trump trashed...
    North Carolina State, Texas, Tennessee and Arizona locked up spots in the College World Series on Sunday, with the Wolfpack knocking out No. 1 national seed Arkansas. Two days after losing its NCAA super regional opener by 19 runs, Jose Torres hit a tiebreaking home run in the top of the ninth inning off SEC pitcher of the year Kevin...
    Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn Cheney House Democrats to Schumer: Vote again on Jan. 6 probe Cheney compares Trump claims to Chinese Communist Party: 'It's very dangerous' Stefanik pregnant with her first child MORE (R-Wis.) slammed an audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County, Ariz., calling it an “effort to subvert democracy.” Cheney weighed in on the audit on Friday, blasting...
    When Donald Trump reentered the public spotlight last weekend at the North Carolina Republican Party Convention, the first thing he did was upend the GOP primary for the state's open Senate seat. Trump welcomed far-right Rep. Ted Budd to the stage and promptly gave him a surprise endorsement, leaving two other top Republican contenders to pick up the pieces. One...
    The Justice Department is staffing up and will apply new "scrutiny" to controversial audits looking for evidence of fraud in the 2020 election, Attorney General Merrick Garland declared on Friday. The message was the clearest signal yet that the Biden administration is gearing up to crack down on the Republican-led Arizona Senate's review in Maricopa County, which has attracted GOP...
    With a new state budget still in limbo, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has called lawmakers into a session to “contain current wildfires, possible flooding, and any other natural disasters that arise from this emergency.” Ducey flew over the Telegraph fire via helicopter Thursday to survey the damage. In a news conference with House Speaker Rusty Bowers, R-Mesa; Rep....
    The governors of Texas and Arizona are asking other states to deploy all available law enforcement to the southern border to assist in the arresting of illegal immigrants, an authority that is normally only given to federal agents. Republican Govs. Greg Abbott of Texas and Doug Ducey of Arizona called on governors from the other 48 states to patrol the...
    DEL RIO, Texas — Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey called on peers to provide assistance in the ongoing migration crisis. The governors called on counterparts to provide law enforcement assistance to help with securing the border and arresting migrants making illegal crossings. Governors Abbott and Ducey previously declared states of emergency in the border regions. Thursday’s...
    Nevada Republican Party Chairman Michael McDonald told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Wednesday that the Arizona State Senate’s audit of Maricopa County’s 2020 election results is a transparent model for any state to follow. McDonald visited the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix where the audit is being conducted for five hours on Monday, and told Breitbart News it...
    Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Thursday his candidacy for the state’s 2022 Senate race, touting what he described as his "proven track record" in fighting tough battles against the federal government and big corporations. "I’m a fighter," Brnovich told Fox News in an interview Thursday. "As attorney general, I’m no stranger to tough battles, I've sued the federal government...
    The Arizona Senate's hand recount of 2.1 million ballots cast in the Maricopa County election in 2020 is expected to conclude by the end of this week, but auditors still have several other tasks to complete before they are finished. Contractors hired by the Republican-led Senate were previously expected to be finished counting ballots by hand by mid-May but extended...
    Commentary on Pac-12 developments on and off the field, and court … Rising: Washington recruiting It’s not often that a five-star recruit remains unsigned in June of his senior year, but J.T. Tuimoloau held out until the dead period ended and he could take official visits. The defensive lineman from Seattle recently set his five official visits, and the process...
    Arizona Democrats Wednesday rolled out a sprawling voter outreach effort Wednesday as they prepare to defend Sen. Mark KellyMark KellyOn The Trail: Arizona is microcosm of battle for the GOP Trump looms large over fractured Arizona GOP Top union unveils national town hall strategy to push Biden's jobs plan MORE’s (D) seat and try to flip the governor’s mansion.  The...
    A synagogue in Tucson, Ariz., was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti over the weekend, the second such incident to occur in the city in less than a month. Police are investigating after the Chabad on River synagogue was painted with a red Nazi swastika and an anti-Semitic slur, Orthodox Jewish news outlet COLlive first reported. FLORIDA HOLOCAUST MUSEUM TAGGED WITH ANTI-SEMITIC...
    Originally Published by: Kamala Harris has gone 77 days without visit to border Biden swats cicada off neck before Europe trip: Watch out Greg Abbott signs bills to update power grid after deadly winter storm Arizona’s attorney general on Tuesday urged the state’s two senators to push for greater federal funding for...