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Public Safety | Arizona

Arizona GOP State Senate Candidate Wendy Rogers Member of Extremist Oath Keepers Militia

By Chai Karve on August 27, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, Republican Arizona State Senate candidate Wendy Rogers is a member of The Oath Keepers, an extreme anti-government militia that believes in baseless conspiracy theories.

Accountability | Arizona

Arizona GOP Lawmakers and Candidate Backed Bannon’s Fraudulent We Build the Wall Organization

By Chai Karve on August 25, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, several Republican Arizona lawmakers in the state House and a prominent state Senate candidate used their political offices and platforms to support Steve Bannon’s We Build the Wall, a group now facing blistering allegations of extensive fraudulent activity.

Coronavirus | Arizona

Arizona GOP Lawmakers Brophy McGee, Gray, Mesnard Gutted Unemployment Benefits Before Pandemic

By Chai Karve on August 17, 2020.

According to a review by American Ledger, GOP lawmakers in the Arizona Legislature passed legislation to weaken public benefits, harming part-time workers and exacerbating the significant economic pain unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Accountability | Arizona

AZ GOP State Rep. Anthony Kern Killed Legislation To Protect Arizona Workers

By Chai Karve on August 12, 2020.

In April 2019, Republican State Rep Anthony Kern (LD-20) used his power as chair of the Arizona House Rules Committee to kill legislation protecting workers who reported unsafe working conditions, laying the groundwork for dire conditions for Arizona workers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

A year later, as coronavirus cases spread...

Accountability | Arizona

Arizona GOP Lawmakers Prioritize Campaigning Over People’s Lives

By Chai Karve on June 10, 2020.

As coronavirus cases in Arizona have spiked dramatically in recent weeks, a host of Republican lawmakers in the state are beginning to hold in-person campaign rallies and events, potentially endangering the lives of Arizonans to promote their reelection bids. 

Accountability | Arizona

New Documents Show AZ Rep. Kern Knowingly Misled About Peace Officer Credentials

By American Ledger Team on February 26, 2020.

According to new documents obtained by American Ledger, Arizona State Rep. Anthony Kern knowingly misled the public about his credentials as a registered peace officer after years of claiming just the opposite.

American Ledger obtained two private investigation agency applications from 2014 and 2016 where Kern declared that he was...

Accountability | Arizona

Arizona Rep. Jay Lawrence Sends Campaign Cash to Wife, Purportedly Breaks Arizona Law

By Cole Driver on February 11, 2020.

According to an Arizona Capitol Times Yellow Sheet Report, Arizona House Rep. Jay Lawrence (Dist. 23) may have violated campaign finance laws by failing to report multiple years of payments to his wife from his own campaign fund.