Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan campaigned on making it easier for people to see how money flows into political campaigns, and she has a plan for a website that will help.
PHOENIX – Today, on International Women’s Day, Senator Katie Hobbs announced her intentions to run for Secretary of State citing the need to bring integrity back to Arizona’s elections from the persistent debacles plaguing the office.
My bill proposing a Sexual Assault Survivor Bill of Rights (SB1355) was passed unanimously by the entire Senate!
The bill protects the rights of sexual assault survivors by guaranteeing rape kit collection, examination, and long-term preservation. Survivors of sexual assault would also be notified of the release of their assaulter, a much needed step that allows them to protect themselves.
By Kathy Ritchie, Thursday, February 9, 2017
Last month, Arizona Sen. John Kavanagh introduced legislation that would give businesses time to fix violations stemming from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
This so-called cure period concerns many people within the disability community. Disability advocates and some state lawmakers gathered at the state Capitol on Wednesday to oppose Senate Bill 1198.
Right now, Arizona’s Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national original or disability. But it does not include protections for the LGBT community. A new bill is attempting to change that.
State Sen. Katie Hobbs of District 24 has introduced a bill that would ban discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran status.
In deep-red Kentucky, a reproductive-rights group is urging Democratic state legislators to introduce a resolution that declares, in a very blue-state manner: “abortion is health care.”
Downtown’s own Rep. Ken Clark, D-Phoenix, Rep. Lela Alston, D-Phoenix, and Sen. Katie Hobbs, D-Phoenix, introduced HB2074 to supply $1,000,000 to the Arizona Exposition & State Fair Board for the preservation and renovation of historic buildings.
Dave Biscobing, Janunuary 10, 2017
PHOENIX - Governor Doug Ducey announced that Arizona will fund the processing of all untested rape kits and has vowed legislation requiring all future kits to be tested.
Ducey made the remarks in his State of State address on Monday.
“Let’s get this done,” Ducey said. “And for the thousands of women who have been victimized, finally ensure justice.”
The Governor’s announcement follows through on promises he made last year when he formed a special task force to count all of the state’s untested kits and form recommendations.
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