Arizona Legislature

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Video: Arizona Speaker of the House explains tough immigration law for your review

Ben Toma, Arizona Speaker of the House, explains tough immigration law for your review. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News
5 days ago
Close-up of Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes on the left and the state Capitol with its cop...
Kevin Stone

Arizona Sec. Adrian Fontes blames thwarted election crisis on ‘rumors,’ ‘conspiracy theories’

Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes thinks lawmakers addressed the wrong issue when they revised the state’s election calendar.
9 days ago
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Video: Arizona lawmaker wants to change state law related to drug use and homelessness

State representative Matt Gress joined The Chris and Joe show to talk about the changes in Arizona law he related to drug use and homelessness that he has proposed. Video: Felisa Cárdenas and Gray Gartin/KTAR News
10 days ago
Charles Lucking was appointed to the Arizona House of Representatives on Feb. 14, 2024. (Arizona Ho...
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Charles Lucking appointed to fill Arizona House seat vacated by Amish Shah

Charles Lucking was appointed Wednesday by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to fill the Arizona House of Representatives seat vacated by Amish Shah earlier this month.
11 days ago
President Joe Biden smiles after signing a proclamation designating the Baaj Nwaavjo I'Tah Kukveni ...
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Arizona GOP leaders sue Biden administration over Grand Canyon-area national monument

The Arizona Legislature’s top two Republicans have challenged President Joe Biden’s creation of a new national monument near Grand Canyon National Park.
12 days ago
Drug-free zones focus of new bill Republican lawmaker pushes...
Balin Overstolz McNair

State lawmaker wants to change Arizona law related to drug use and homelessness

Arizona state Rep. Matt Gress introduced a bill that would amend current law to create drug-free zones within areas around service providers.
13 days ago
A Maricopa County election worker helps process early ballots after the 2022 election....
Kevin Stone

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signs bill to avert potential 2024 election debacle

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signed a bill with last-minute fixes to the state's election calendar on Friday, thwarting a potential presidential election year disaster.
15 days ago
Immigration and foreign aid bill dead: Sen. Mark Kelly voices mind...
Serena O'Sullivan

Sen. Mark Kelly denounces Republican senators for blocking border bill: ‘This is a shameful day’

U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly condemned Republicans for shooting down an immigration and foreign aid bill during a Thursday Senate floor speech.
16 days ago
Sarah Liguori was appointed to a vacant seat in the Arizona House for a second time. (sarahliguori....
Damon Allred

Sarah Liguori appointed to replace Jennifer Longdon as state representative

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed Sarah Liguori to replace Jennifer Longdon as representative in the Arizona House.
17 days ago
Dr. Amish Shah, Arizona Democrat House of Representatives...
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Democratic Rep. Amish Shah resigns from Arizona House to focus on congressional run

Arizona state Rep. Amish Shah, a Democrat, announced on Wednesday he will step down from the House of Representatives.
24 days ago
Split image with a headshot of Arizona state Rep. Leezah Sun on the left and a sign that says House...
Kevin Stone

Facing possible expulsion, Democratic Rep. Leezah Sun resigns from Arizona House

Facing possible expulsion, state Rep. Leezah Sun resigned from the Arizona Legislature on Wednesday afternoon, House Democratic leaders announced.
25 days ago
Democrat Jevin Hodge will be appointed to the Arizona House on Feb. 2, 2024. (Jevin Hodge Photo)...
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Former congressional candidate Jevin Hodge appointed to vacated Arizona House seat

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors announced Wednesday former congressional candidate Jevin Hodge was appointed to the Arizona House of Representatives.
25 days ago
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Kevin Stone

State leaders push back on IRS for taxing Arizona Families Tax Rebate

Arizona leaders from both parties are pushing the IRS to reverse its decision to treat the state's family tax refund program as taxable income.
30 days ago
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Video: Sharper Point: According to Ronald Reagan is Kari Lake unfit to be a Republican?

On Jim Sharpe’s daily Sharper Point Commentary, he asks the question ‘According to Ronald Reagan is Kari Lake unfit to be a Republican?’ Referring to Reagan’s famous quote, “Thou shalt not speak ill of another Republican.” Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News
1 month ago
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Video: Reactions to Arizona GOP Chair Jeff DeWit resigning following leaked Kari Lake audio

Arizona Republican Party Chair Jeff DeWit resigned Wednesday after audio was leaked of him apparently offering Kari Lake a financial incentive to stay out of the 2024 U.S. Senate race. Larry Gaydos and Chad Benson react to the latest developments. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images
1 month ago
Sen. Jake Hoffman chairs a Senate Government Committee of Reference hearing on Jan. 17, 2024....
Kevin Stone

State Senate committee puts embattled Arizona Commerce Authority in limbo

The future of the embattled Arizona Commerce Authority is up in the air after a state Senate committee declined to recommend a continuation.
1 month ago
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Heidi Hommel

Animal cruelty bill introduced to Legislature following Chandler ‘house of horrors’

State Sen. T.J. Shope introduced an animal cruelty bill this week in partnership with the Arizona Humane Society.
1 month ago
Woman charged with laundering millions of dollars from victims...
Serena O'Sullivan

Money launderer sentenced to prison for role in stealing nearly $5M from Arizona victim

A Maryland woman will spend four years in prison due to her role in laundering millions of dollars from scam victims, officials said.
2 months ago
Gov. Katie Hobbs delivered her State of the State address on Jan. 8, 2024. (Photo by Rebecca Noble/...
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Arizona Gov. Hobbs stresses school voucher accountability, border woes in State of the State

Gov. Katie Hobbs focused on Arizona's expanding school voucher program, continued border issues and its water future in her second State of the State address on Monday.
2 months ago
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Read full transcript of Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs’ 2024 State of the State address

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs delivered her second State of the State speech in Phoenix on Monday. Here's the transcript of Hobbs' speech.
2 months ago
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs will deliver her second State of the State address on Jan. 8, 2024. (Katie...
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Watch: Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs delivers State of the State address

Watch live as Katie Hobbs delivered her second State of the State address as Arizona's governor on Monday afternoon.
2 months ago
Copper dome at Arizona Capitol in Phoenix...
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Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs to kick off new legislative session with State of State address

Arizona's legislative new year officially begins Monday with Gov. Katie Hobbs' annual State of the State address.
2 months ago
Gov. Katie Hobbs speaks while standing in front of House Speaker Ben Toma, left, and Senate Preside...
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Here’s what Gov. Katie Hobbs, Arizona Legislature face when 2024 session starts Monday

Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs and the Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature return to the state Capitol on Monday with a nearly $1 billion problem on their hands.
2 months ago
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Arizona judge denies a GOP move to block a voter-approved law for transparent campaign financing

A Maricopa County judge on Friday denied a request from Republican state lawmakers to block a voter-approved law on transparency in campaign financing.
2 months ago