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Arizona cited as a ‘special place’ for political dark-money operations

Arizona cited as a ‘special place’ for political dark-money operations

By Laurie Liles Cronkite News WASHINGTON _ Dark money in campaigns has become an issue nationwide but in the words of one expert, Arizona “really is a special place for dark money.” The state, because of its laws or its culture, has become ground zero for a growing number of politically active tax-exempt organizations, said

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Supreme Court urged not to intervene on bail for immigrant felony suspects

By Laurie Liles Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Opponents of an Arizona law that denies bail to felony suspects who are in this country illegally urged the Supreme Court on Monday to let stand a lower court ruling that overturns the ban. The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation and the ACLU of Arizona were responding to

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Court overturns Arizona law denying bail to immigrant felony suspects

By Camaron Stevenson Cronkite News WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court Wednesday overturned Arizona’s Proposition 100, saying the voter-approved law banning bail for felony suspects who are believed to be in this country illegally is unconstitutional on its face. A divided 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the law violated due-process rights of suspects

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Report: ‘Unfair’ Arizona tax system unduly burdens poor residents

By Miranda Rivers Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Arizona’s poor are among the most overtaxed in the nation relative to the state’s better-off taxpayers, according to a recent survey of “tax fairness” in the states. The Wallethub survey asked 1,050 people across the country to define what a fair state and local tax system should look

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Arizona Lawmaker: Require high schoolers to pass same civics test as immigrants

By Anastasia Reynolds Cronkite News PHOENIX – If a state lawmaker gets his way, high school students would have to pass the same civics test required of immigrants before receiving their diplomas. “We believe there are certain facts of civic society that we should know,” Rep. Steve Montenegro, R-Avondale, said at a news conference Wednesday.

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Arizona leads states for rate of deferred-deportation applications

By Aubree Abril Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Arizona has the highest rate of deferred deportation applications in the nation, with two-thirds of the estimated 34,000 eligible immigrants in the state signing up, a new report says. The Migration Policy Institute report cited a “mixed picture” for the two-year-old federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program,

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