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John Kavanagh

GOP Lawmaker In Hot Water Over Racially-Charged Joe Arpaio Jokes

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

Arizona state Rep. John Kavanagh (R-Fountain Hills) is facing heat for some racially-charged jokes at a recent roast of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Ar...

Gay Marriage in Arizona

Austin Head | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Austin Head

Until Arizona legalizes gay marriage and begins to enjoy the considerable business and cultural advancements that follow, the LGBT community will be taking puddle jumpers to Malibu to hand over their cash for the official license. Or, now, perhaps Santa Fe.

WATCH: 'Gwissues' Tackles The Arizona Transgender Bathroom Bill

Howard Bragman | Posted 06.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Howard Bragman

I and my guest panelists Masen Davis (Executive Director of the Transgender Law Center), Cristan Williams (Director of the Transgender Foundation of America) and Arizona State Rep. John Kavanagh discuss how the transgender community will be affected by Kavanagh's new bill.

Michelangelo Signorile

Arizona Rep Says Bathroom Bill Will Prevent 'Transgender Ruse'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.03.2013 | Gay Voices

The Arizona state legislator who received national attention for promoting a harsh anti-transgender bill aimed at prosecuting transgender people for u...

State House Panel OKs Softened Transgender Bathroom Bill

AP | BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

PHOENIX -- An Arizona House panel late Wednesday approved a measure targeting transgendered people who want to use bathrooms of the gender they identi...

Outcry Sparks Lawmaker To Change Mind On Controversial Bill

AP | BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics

PHOENIX — Faced with an outcry from advocacy groups, an Arizona lawmaker has changed his proposed legislation that would have made it a crime fo...

Transgender Bathroom Use Debate Emerges

AP | CRISTINA SILVA | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

PHOENIX — A prominent Republican lawmaker in Arizona wants to link public bathroom use to birth certificates in what civil rights advocates are ...

5 Strange New Laws For Colleges Proposed In Arizona

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.20.2012 | College

College students are used to proposals to cut funding for public universities. It's a little less common, however, to have the state legislature debat...

Bill Could Bring Gloomy Future For State's Solar Industry

AP | PAUL DAVENPORT | Posted 05.05.2012 | Green

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Arizona are moving to grab control of energy policy from state utility regulators in a political turf fight o...

Arizona College Students Should Pay More, Unless You're An Athlete

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.23.2012 | College

Arizona state lawmakers believe college students should have pay an extra $2,000 each year, unless they play football. An Arizona House committee v...

John Rudolf

Study: Prison Visits Make Inmates Less Likely To Commit Crimes After Release

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 12.07.2011 | Crime

Just a single visit from a family member or a friend can make a big difference in whether or not a prisoner ends up back behind bars after their relea...

First Nighter: Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman Unleashes Acting Blizzard

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

John Gabriel Borkman is one of the rarely revived Ibsen works, which may be a reason to see it now. On the other hand, this treatment won't serve as a strong argument for its being brought back more often.

John Kavanagh, Arizona State Senator, Plans Bill To End Birthright Citizenship For Children Of Illegal Immigrants

AP | By MICHELLE PRICE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX (AP)-- Emboldened by passage of the nation's toughest law against illegal immigration, the Arizona politician who sponsored the measure now wa...

Arizona May Turn Death Row Over To Private Companies

nytimes.com | JENNIFER STEINHAUER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FLORENCE, Ariz. -- One of the newest residents on Arizona's death row, a convicted serial killer named Dale Hausner, poked his head up from his televi...

Napolitano Departs, AZ GOP Cannibalizes Education to Meet Budget Shortfall

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Russell Pearce and AZ House Appropriation Committee Chair John Kavanagh are advocating for huge cuts in education funding across Arizona.