February 6, 2017

The Arizona Republic Alia Beard Rau February 3, 2017 Arizona appears to have fallen off the cutting edge of the social conservative movement when it comes to legislation affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Once a testing ground for national groups on issues from expanding religious protection to …

December 26, 2016

Governing.com ELIZABETH DAIGNEAU January 2017 If there is one word to describe Arizona’s 2016 legislative session, that word is “preemption.” Last year, state lawmakers stripped cities and counties of the authority to regulate everything from backyard chickens and dog breeders to Airbnb and other home-sharing services. Collectively, legislators introduced more …

December 16, 2016

Blog for Arizona AZ BlueMeanie December 14, 2016 Last week, Attorney General Mark Brnovich asked the Arizona Supreme Court to cut off the City of Tucson’s $170 million a year in state aid, claiming Tucson is violating Arizona ridiculous state preemption law prohibiting local governments from destroying seized handguns. Brnovich …