Arizona Legislature

A group of migrants are apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border protection officers after crossing i...
Kevin Stone

Arizona judge rejects bid to keep Secure the Border Act off November ballot

An Arizona judge last week rejected an effort to keep the "Secure the Border Act" off the 2024 general election ballot.
7 days ago
Sen. Jake Hoffman, R-Queen Creek, talks about a bill in January 2024. (File photo by Harris Hicks/C...
Grey Gartin and Keetra Bippus/Cronkite News

3 indicted in fake electors scheme among Arizona delegates to RNC

Three of the Arizona Republicans indicted as “fake electors” for their roles in an attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election will serve as delegates at the Republican National Convention in July.
20 days ago
Laura Terech stands next to a stack of papers in the Arizona House of Representatives. The Democrat...
Kevin Stone

Arizona Democrat leaves state House early to take new government job

With just a few months left in her term, Democratic state Rep. Laura Terech stepped down from the Legislature to take a new government job.
21 days ago
Opioid settlement money to be used to fund dept. of corrections...
Serena O'Sullivan

Mayes calls judge’s decision to let opioid settlement funds go to corrections an ‘absolute travesty’

Although Kris Mayes sued to stop the transfer of opioid settlement money to the Arizona Department of Corrections, a judge let it go forward.
26 days ago
Attorney General Kris Mayes sued Arizona on June 20, 2024, in an attempt to block the state from us...
KTAR.com

AG Kris Mayes sues Arizona over plan to use $115 million in opioid settlement funds for budget deficit

Attorney General Kris Mayes sued Arizona on Thursday in an attempt to block the state from using $115 million in opioid settlement funds to remedy budget deficits.
1 month ago
Gov. Katie Hobbs posted a photo of herself signing the budget on June 19, 2024. (Gov. Katie Hobbs p...
KTAR.com

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signs $16.1 billion budget for 2025 fiscal year

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signed the fiscal year 2025 budget Tuesday that erases a $1.4 billion shortfall by curbing spending on higher education and more.
1 month ago
Arizona Senate President Warren Petersen, seated, poses with, from left, fellow Republican Sens. T....
Kevin Stone

Arizona Senate president touts ‘most conservative budget we’ve had in over a decade’

Arizona Senate President Warren Petersen said the state budget approved over the weekend shrinks spending more than any budget in years.
1 month ago
State's new budget a sore spot for attorney general - Here's why...
Serena O'Sullivan

Arizona AG ‘extremely disappointed’ with state budget cuts to opioid settlement funds

Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes released a statement saying she is "extremely disappointed" with the state's new budget on Saturday.
1 month ago
Bipartisan state budget of $16 billion passes in Arizona Legislature...
Associated Press

Arizona lawmakers pass bipartisan $16.1 billion budget, fix $1.4 billion deficit

Arizona lawmakers passed a $16.1 billion bipartisan state budget, which Gov. Hobbs negotiated with GOP leaders, on Saturday evening.
1 month ago
Kathryn Hackett King, left, speaks with Arizona Supreme Court justices before taking the oath of of...
Associated Press

Arizona lawmakers to let voters decide on retention rules for Supreme Court justices

Arizona lawmakers agreed to let voters decide in November whether to change the state's judicial retention rules.
1 month ago
Arizona Democrats Kris Mayes, left, and Katie Hobbs campaign together in October 2022 before Mayes ...
Kevin Stone

Arizona AG Kris Mayes says her office alone should investigate ‘pay-for-play’ allegations

Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes said her office doesn't need help investigating “pay-for-play” allegations that might involve Gov. Katie Hobbs.
1 month ago
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs walks in front of U.S. and state flags. Hobbs illegally appointed 13 “de...
Kevin Stone

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs illegally appointed ‘de facto’ agency directors, judge rules

An Arizona judge ruled Wednesday that Gov. Katie Hobbs illegally appointed “de facto” agency directors while sidestepping opposition to her nominees by state Senate Republicans.
2 months ago
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Danny Shapiro

Arizona House speaker believes 2025 fiscal year budget agreement is near

Arizona House Speaker Ben Toma said Wednesday he believes an agreement for the 2025 fiscal year budget could be close.
2 months ago
Split image of a Cochise County Sheriff's Office vehicle on the left and a Yavapai County Sheriff's...
Kevin Stone

Arizona sheriffs concerned about unfunded mandates in Secure the Border Act

Some Arizona sheriffs are expressing concern about unfunded mandates in the Secure the Border Act, but a top Republican lawmaker says they shouldn't be worried.
2 months ago
Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes speaks during a press conference on April 4, 2024, the day of t...
Kevin Stone

Arizona House committee releases report calling for AG Kris Mayes’ impeachment

An Arizona House ad hoc committee released a report calling for the impeachment of Attorney General Kris Mayes, who dismissed the maneuver as a partisan ploy.
2 months ago
Secure the Border Act: Arizona Senate votes to send law to House...
Serena O'Sullivan

Arizona Senate passes controversial Secure the Border Act

The Arizona Senate voted to pass the Secure the Border Act on May 22, 2024, which sends the controversial law to the Arizona House.
2 months ago
Republican said he won't support the Secure the Border Act...
KTAR.com

Arizona Republican explains why he won’t vote for current version of Secure the Border Act

Republican state Sen. Ken Bennett said he doesn't support the Secure the Border Act in its current form and won't unless he sees changes to the bill.
2 months ago
A vehicle is displayed during an event showcasing various electric trucks near Capitol Hill on June...
Kevin Stone

Arizona Republican leaders take legal action against federal, California EV mandates

Arizona Republican leaders are taking legal action against federal and California electric vehicle mandates they say are harmful government overreach.
2 months ago
Layers of Concertina are added to existing barrier infrastructure along the U.S. - Mexico border ne...
Kevin Stone

Arizona Chamber of Commerce leader explains opposition to HCR2060, aka Secure the Border Act

The leader of Arizona’s largest business advocacy group explained Wednesday why he opposes HCR2060, aka the Secure the Border Act.
2 months ago
Immigrants burn fires to stay warm while waiting with other migrants to be transported from the U.S...
Kevin Stone

Arizona GOP lawmakers moving to put Secure the Border Act on ballot in November

Arizona voters will likely have the final say on the Secure the Border Act, a Republican proposal drawing staunch opposition from Democrats.
2 months ago
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KTAR Video

Video: Arizona Senate president explains state’s latest border legislation

Arizona Senate president Warren Petersen joined The Mike Broomhead Show to explain the latest border legislation, the different between HCR 2060 and SB 1070 and how it can be implemented if passed. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News
2 months ago
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - APRIL 17: Arizona State Sen. Anthony Kern gestures during a legislative session ...
Jim Sharpe

Is Kern’s kind of kooky becoming the new GOP brand?

After Anthony Kern's latest brush with controversy, KTAR News host Jim Sharpe wonders if Kern's brand of kooky is simply the new norm.
3 months ago
Civil War-era abortion ban no longer to be law of the land in Arizona...
Serena O'Sullivan

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signs bill to repeal near-total abortion ban

Gov. Katie Hobbs signed a bill on Thursday to repeal the Civil War-era abortion ban that made the procedure virtually illegal in Arizona.
3 months ago
Arizona abortion issue: People walk to the Arizona Senate gallery before a vote on a bill to repeal...
Kevin Stone

Arizona Senate president says abortion issue ‘completely blown up’ by media, Democrats

The Republican leader of the Arizona Senate said he believes the abortion issue has been overblown by the media and Democrats.
3 months ago