The governor has no legal authority to order schools to reopen. But he’s right, it’s time. Meanwhile, the Legislature is struggling to find the right balance regarding its role in an emergency.
The Covid relief bill was a perversion of the budget process to enable a partisan cramdown on Keynesian stimulus and non-Covid redistribution. More to come.
Proponents said that it wouldn’t impact small business. State Sen. J.D. Mesard figured out a way to ensure it doesn’t without running afoul of the Voter Protection Act.
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.