Arizona Legislature

Colton Krolak

Prop 128: Here’s what you need to know before you head to the ballot box

Proposition 128 would let the Arizona Legislature alter ballot initiatives passed by voters if the courts find they contain unconstitutional language.
2 months ago
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Kevin Stone

Arizona Democrat accuses fellow state lawmaker of misogynistic behavior

An Arizona Democrat publicly accused a fellow state lawmaker of using misogynistic and profane language when talking about her to other officials and lobbyists.
3 months ago
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Associated Press

Flagstaff to boost minimum wage to $16.80 per hour next year

The city of Flagstaff is increasing its minimum wage to $16.80 per hour starting Jan. 1, a raise of $1.30.
3 months ago
Associated Press

Judge rules to keep Arizona voting access measure on the ballot

A judge ruled Thursday that an Arizona initiative expanding voting access and rolling back a host of restrictions enacted by the Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature and GOP Gov. Doug Ducey will be on the November ballot, barring a successful appeal to the state Supreme Court.
3 months ago
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Torrence Dunham

Arizona schools chief Kathy Hoffman again urges Legislature to waive spending cap

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman is again calling on the state legislature to waive a cap that limits the spending of money already allocated to school districts.
5 months ago
Associated Press

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signs law limiting filming of police

Arizona's governor has signed a law that restricts how the public can video police at a time when there’s growing pressure across the U.S. for greater law enforcement transparency.
5 months ago
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Kevin Stone

Valley leaders dismayed that Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed transportation tax ballot initiative

Valley leaders expressed dismay after Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed a bill that would have let Maricopa County voters decide in November whether to extend a tax that funds transportation.
5 months ago
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Kevin Stone

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signs controversial school voucher expansion bill

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey wrapped up his final legislative business on Thursday by signing a controversial expansion of the state’s school voucher program.
5 months ago
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Kevin Stone

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signs bill investing more than $1B in water supply

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Wednesday that allocates $1.2 billion over three years for projects to boost and secure the state’s water supply.
5 months ago
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Associated Press

Arizona Gov. Ducey signs bill directing $335M to build border fence

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Thursday that directs $335 million in state cash to construct virtual or physical fencing along the border with Mexico, part of a $564 million border security funding package that is the most ever spent by the state.
5 months ago
From left, Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers (Getty Images Photo) and House Minority Leader Regina...
Kevin Stone

Arizona party leaders laud state budget as bipartisan achievement

The Republican and Democratic leaders of the Arizona House both came out of budget negotiations with good things to say about the agreement.
5 months ago
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SuElen Rivera

Democratic Arizona gubernatorial Hobbs vows to protect women, providers following abortion ruling

Hours after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, ending almost 50 years of constitutional protections for abortions, Arizona candidate for governor Katie Hobbs vowed to protect women and health care providers if elected in this November's election.
5 months ago
Anti-abortion activists react to the 6-3 ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization whi...
Kevin Stone

What does Roe v. Wade reversal mean for Arizona abortion law?

Now that the Supreme Court has put abortion law authority in the hands of the states, what does it mean for Arizona?
5 months ago
Associated Press

Arizona House Republicans back universal school voucher expansion

Republicans in the Arizona House approved a massive expansion of the state's private school voucher program Wednesday, voting to allow any of the state's 1.1 million public school students to apply to use public money to attend private schools.
5 months ago
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Associated Press

Arizona House approves ban on city home, apartment rental taxes

The Arizona House on Wednesday approved a ban on cities and towns levying taxes on rent for apartments and homes, a move that will save renters but cost municipalities about $200 million a year.
5 months ago
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Associated Press

Arizona Legislature begins hearings on state budget plan as deadline looms

The Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature began hearings Tuesday on a long-delayed state budget plan, which is short of votes and without a clear path to the finish line ahead of the July 1 deadline.
5 months ago
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Associated Press

Arizona House panel OKs voucher expansion tied to new school cash

Republicans in the Arizona House on Wednesday pushed ahead with their new plan for a universal expansion of the state's private school voucher program that they have tied to new funding for schools in an effort to prevent a voter referendum.
6 months ago
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Associated Press

Arizona GOP lawmakers introduce school funding bill with voucher expansion

Republican leaders of the Arizona House introduced legislation that would create a universal private school voucher system.
6 months ago
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KTAR.com

Arizona Republicans Kari Lake, Mark Finchem sue over ballot tabulation machines

Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and state Rep. Mark Finchem filed a motion Wednesday for a preliminary injunction to stop the use of ballot tabulation machines in Arizona.
6 months ago
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Associated Press

Arizona Gov. Ducey signs bill allowing on-site counting of early ballots

Arizona voters may be able to have their mail ballots counted on-site if they bring them to a polling place in future elections.
6 months ago
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Associated Press

Arizona House Republicans seek school funding revamp, voucher expansion

Majority Republicans in the Arizona House are working to finalize a deal that would substantially boost funding for K-12 public schools and enact a major expansion of the state's private school voucher system.
6 months ago
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Associated Press

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey vetoes voter registration cancelation bill

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed a bill Friday that would require county recorders to launch an investigation anytime someone claims that a person's voter registration is invalid.
6 months ago
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Associated Press

Arizona House Republicans pass election bills in party-line votes

Arizona House Republicans have revived three election bills that passed in party-line votes after failing last week.
6 months ago
Associated Press

Probe ordered for Arizona senator’s comments on Buffalo shooting

The Arizona Senate's ethics committee voted Wednesday to formally investigate a Republican lawmaker's online comments that appeared to blame the federal government for the recent massacre at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.
6 months ago