A thought surfaced by the Dominion Voting Systems defamation lawsuits and one filed against state Sen. Wendy Rogers.
It embraces a dangerously broad view of the scope of the Legislature’s subpoena power, and puts ballots and voting machines in the untrustworthy hands of the Senate GOP caucus.
Republicans in the State Senate are acting as though voters gave them a mandate. Voters didn’t.
Why should Dreamers have to wait until 2023 to receive in-state tuition?
Flake and McCain killed earmarks, an important conservative victory. Trump embraced deficit-swelling Keynesian stimulus. Yet it is Flake and McCain who are pariahs in today’s GOP.
The Legislature should have a greater role in declaring emergencies. But the laws about what additional powers can be exercised in an emergency also need an overhaul.
Allowing community colleges to offer four-year degrees would dramatically improve the state’s trajectory. A bill moving through the Legislature has unnecessary and harmful limitations, particularly for here in Maricopa County. Nevertheless, it’s time for this idea to gain a toehold in reality.
If there is to be a limited number of off-reservation gambling licenses, they should go to the highest qualified bidder, not given to politically favored organizations for a price to be determined later.
Superintendent Kathy Hoffman gets slippy and disingenious about “fully funding” schools, while not standing against privilege where it really exists.
Don’t restrict mail and early ballot alternatives. Do keep ballots out of the hands of political activists and reduce the number of blank, unused ballots floating around.