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Lawmaker expelled from House now making run for Arizona State Senate | Camp Verde Bugle

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PHOENIX — Don Shooter is a resident of Yuma and is legally qualified to make a bid for a political comeback to be a senator from the legislative district that he has represented before, a judge ruled Friday. In an extensive ruling, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Rosa Mroz acknowledged there are a series of facts that could lead to the conclusion that Shooter’s real residence is a home in north central Phoenix and that he does not reside in the district that stretches from Yuma to the western suburbs on the Phoenix area as legally required. That includes the […]

Judge: Expelled Arizona lawmaker Don Shooter can run for state H

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Judge: Expelled Arizona lawmaker Don Shooter can run for state House Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018 6:15 PM EDT Updated: Saturday, June 16, 2018 10:12 AM EDT By azfamily.com News Staff (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Source link

Arizona gets tough on businesses with new data breach reporting law

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Among new requirements, the law boosts the maximum civil penalty for a knowing statute violation from $10,000 per breach to $500,000. (Getty Images) For some time, government has let companies off the hook for negligence in cyberspace, waiting until after an incident to act. The Arizona legislature is hoping to flip the script, by holding businesses more accountable for data breaches. Following the passage of HB 2154, Arizona will now penalize poor cyber hygiene and irresponsible data management, while bolstering protections for consumers and adding notification requirements for data breach victims. By setting a hard data breach notification deadline, establishing […]

Judge Mulls Allowing Expelled Arizona Lawmaker on Ballot

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Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter. (PHOTO: Krandall Brantley, Cronkite News) PHOENIX — A judge says she’ll decide Friday whether a former Arizona lawmaker expelled over sexual misconduct can run for state Senate. Don Shooter was the first state lawmaker in the United States to be ousted following the rise of the #MeToo movement. In February, the Arizona House voted 56-3 to expel Shooter after investigators concluded he sexually harassed at least seven women over many years, including fellow lawmakers. Now, the Republican is fighting for his name to appear on the Arizona primary ballot in August. Shooter filed more than […]

Time to rein in uncompetitive, unfair occupational licensing – Arizona Capitol Times

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Since the Trump administration directed the Labor Department to review occupational licensing laws around the country last year, the Arizona Legislature passed legislation addressing needed reforms to these laws. Because Arizona ranks fourth in the nation for most burdensome occupational licensing laws, these reforms were long overdue. I supported these efforts to get unnecessary government regulations out of the way of individuals’ path to economic prosperity. Rep. Becky Nutt (R-Clifton) While not given as much attention as some bills passed, occupational licensing reform is critical to many of our citizens. These laws define how many hours of training someone is required to […]

State legislators hold “listening tour” on water issues | News

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KINGMAN — Area residents turned out in force Wednesday to tell members of a state legislative panel their thoughts on water issues in Mohave County. Residents, real estate agents, government and agency representatives, elected officials from as far away as Needles and La Paz County spent 5 1/2 hours talking about their concerns regarding all things water — drought, transfers, potential shortages on the Colorado River and the depletion of the Hualapai Basin — to members of the Arizona House of Representatives Committee on Energy, Environment and Natural Resources in the Mohave County Board of Supervisors auditorium. At its height, attendance […]

Not ‘enough white kids to go around’ in Arizona schools – Arizona Capitol Times

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Rep. David Stringer (Capitol Media Services 2017 file photo by Howard Fischer) A Republican lawmaker said his comment that “there aren’t enough white kids to go around” in Arizona’s minority-laden public schools was an attempt at an honest discussion on race. Rep. David Stringer, R-Prescott, said today he wants people to hear his full speech rather than the 51-second snippet making the rounds on social media, so he plans to re-post the entire 17-minute video in which he also says immigration is “politically destabilizing” and “presents an existential threat” He said while his comments were well received by people at […]

Arizona Rep. David Stringer criticized for remarks on immigration

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Dustin Gardiner and Alison Steinbach, The Republic | azcentral.com Published 1:57 p.m. MT June 13, 2018 | Updated 5:59 p.m. MT June 13, 2018 CLOSE The Arizona Republic’s politics team discusses immigration reform, Theranos and fraudulent signatures in the Legislative District 28 Senate race. Carly Henry, The Republic | azcentral.com Rep. David Stringer, R-Prescott, was filmed saying immigration is an “existential threat” that will change the face of the United States because “there aren’t enough white kids to go around.”(Photo: Sean Logan/The Republic) An Arizona state lawmaker is under fire after he was filmed saying immigration is an “existential threat” that […]

Lawsuit filed to kick politician off ballot after accusation of

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - An independent state Senate candidate accused of filing fraudulent petitions to get his name on the November ballot could get kicked out of the race.  A lawsuit filed Monday accuses several signature collectors working for Mark Syms of carrying out, “the most extensive and pervasive petition fraud scheme in recent Arizona history.”  [RELATED: Candidate accused of submitting forged paperwork] Syms is running in Arizona’s competitive Legislative District 28, which could determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the Senate.  The district covers areas of North Phoenix, Arcadia and Paradise Valley, where Syms needed 1,250 valid signatures to qualify […]

AZ Unlikely To Ratify Equal Rights Amendment

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Arizona remains among 15 states yet to ratify equal rights for all citizens, including women. Of those states, only one needs to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to round out the 3/4 vote needed to add it to the U.S. Constitution. Despite reinvigorated interest this year, Gov. Doug Ducey said he does not believe Arizona needs to be the 38th state. Instead, he said he chooses to stay focused on opportunities for all Arizonans. “I think if you look at the employment numbers, if you look at the number of legislators we have by percentage, the number of governors we’ve […]