Bombshell in Arizona: What the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Abortion Means

You almost certainly have heard about the bombshell event that is making news all around the country (and putting our state in a decidedly negative light): the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that a territorial-era abortion law from 1864 will soon become the prevailing law of the state. This now will make performing an abortion a felony except to save the … Read More

The Democratic Exodus from the State Legislature Continues

Remind us if you’ve heard this story before: a Democrat legislator in Arizona leaves their seat, thus providing an opening for someone else to take their place and further upending the caucus. If it sounds common, it’s because it had happened a stunning five times already in this legislative session. Now it’s six, as Representative Marcelino Quinonez announced his resignation … Read More

Back the Blue This November and Stand With First Responders

Arizona Voters Will have The Opportunity to Directly Support Arizona First Responders During the November Election This November, voters will decide on a ballot measure designed to support Arizona first responders. The measure, known as the Back the Blue Act, strengthens criminal penalties for assaulting a first responder and increases survivor benefits to the families of first responders who are killed … Read More

Does Arizona Have a Satan Problem? One Legislator Thinks So

We don’t often talk about religion on this blog, because our political views are often divisive enough so why toss gasoline on that fire? But every once in a while, a religious topic comes up that is so absurdly amusing that we must talk about it. Apparently, according to the “Freedom Caucus” at the state legislature, Satan is a clear … Read More

Arizona State Senator Stepping Up for Animals

While we live in deeply divided times politically, regardless of which side of the aisle you align with nearly all of us can agree that animals deserve a certain standard of treatment. And one Arizona legislator is stepping up to the plate and helping ensure that Arizona is not a safe space for animal abusers. Moderate Republican state senator T.J. … Read More

Speaker’s Corner: Kate Brophy McGee

This is a place where free speech and public debate are welcomed and encouraged. The Speakers’ Corner originated in the mid-19th century at London’s Hyde Park. The concept spread worldwide both physically and now virtually. Here at the Arizona Progress & Gazette, we are presenting this platform in the form of question-and-answer style interviews with people who have had a … Read More