Congressman Raul Grijalva, a southern Arizona Democrat, has joined 17 other congressmen in asking that President Obama to help reclassify marijuana in the federal drug "scheduling."Marijuana is a Schedule I substance at the federal level, which the Justice Department describes as the "most dangerous ... More >>
The ruling by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service to recognize same-sex marriages for tax purposes is a good sign, according to a group of Arizona's gay-marriage proponents.The agencies explained yesterday that same-sex couples that were legally married in any jurisd ... More >>
Let's all play Sand Land's new favorite game... Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez is freaking cool. A passionate pro-immigrant advocate and enemy of nativist goobers everywhere, the guy also has a sense of humor, as evidenced by his appearance on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives this ... More >>
There's a source to the religulous bills in the Arizona Legislature every year, and that source is called the Center for Arizona Policy.The atheists over at the Secular Coalition for Arizona have a problem with that, but it -- and other groups -- want Uncle Sam to see if there's a problem with their ... More >>
Online bookselling giant Amazon.com has three distribution facilities in Phoenix and is planning a fourth. Despite the massive movement of sold books through Arizona, Amazon -- like most other online retailers -- neither collects from its customers nor pays, according to the state, any state ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer today celebrates the arrival of Amazon.com's fourth major facility in Arizona today, yet the state's revenue department calls the company a tax cheat.Brewer and the online bookseller's representatives are touting the estimated 3,000 jobs created by the company's other thr ... More >>
American for Tax Reform President Grover NorquistThe president of the Conservative group, Americans for Tax Reform, gave Senator John McCain a ringing endorsement this week in his primary bid to fend off his GOP opponent, former congressman turned AM radio host, J.D. Hayworth.Grover Norquist says ... More >>
www.knuckletatoos.comRepresentative Judy Burges', um, briliant scheme to raise a few extra bucks to help bridge the state's budget gap is apparently building up some steam in the Legislature.The "I didn't pay enough fund," a bill introduced by Burges last week, politely asks citizens to for ... More >>
So-called "date rape" cases will be handled differently at the state's three universities because of a lawsuit settlement -- no more sweeping cases under the rug. State lawmakers are considering a change to tax code -- critics say that's code for tax hike. Drink up on Indian land: The Salt ... More >>
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Letters from the week of November 21, 2002
Why is the state budget in crisis? Ask your legislators.
Will Scottsdale voters preserve "The West's Most Western Town," or opt for "a little bit of Venice"?