In the News

U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear case on Arizona rental-car tax Pima and Maricopa counties are going to get to keep tapping tourists to pay for their sports facilities. Click here

Yee backs $5B federal tax credit for school choice Arizona has long been at the forefront of the school voucher and school choice movement, but State Treasurer Kimberly Yee told a Washington audience October 1 that more needs to be done. Click here

GOP lawmaker seeks AG opinion on smoking, vaping age regulation A key House Republican leader is trying to get Attorney General Mark Brnovich to curb efforts by some cities and towns to raise the age of smoking and vaping to 21. click here

Ducey on Climate Change: We Can Have ‘Growing Economy,’ ‘Improving Environment’
Gov. Doug Ducey has finally come around to what a majority of Arizonans believe: human activity is affecting the climate. To read more, click here.

Departing Corrections Boss Calls for Pay Increase to Address Prison Crisis
In his parting words before retirement, the director of Arizona’s prisons gave a dire warning to the governor about the crisis felt at prisons across the state. To read more, click here.

Task Force to Focus on Preventing Sexual Abuse
Advocates and lawmakers who won a hard-fought legislative victory for survivors of sexual abuse this spring are shifting their focus to preventing future cases of abuse. To read more, click here.

Arizona Joins 11 States in Challenge to DACA
Attorney General Mark Brnovich is siding with President Trump in his efforts to dissolve the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. To read more, click here.

Election Officials, Advocates Push to Use College IDs for Voting
As Katie Hobbs prepared to take over as Arizona’s newly elected secretary of state, one question was repeatedly asked: Can a student ID be used to vote? The short, easy answer was “no.” But the longer, more complicated answer is “yes, but if.” To read more, click here.

Senate Democratic Staff Gets Large Raises
The Senate handed every Democratic policy staffer a raise of at least $10,000 at the end of August, a month after a federal jury awarded $1 million to a former Democratic policy adviser who argued she was underpaid. To read more, click here.

Ducey Appoints Montgomery to High Court
Gov. Doug Ducey appointed Bill Montgomery to the Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday afternoon, making the controversial Maricopa County attorney Ducey’s fifth selection to the state’s highest court. To read more, click here.

Governor , Phoenix Mayor Urge Getting Federally Approved ID
Gov. Doug Ducey says he already has his. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego admits she does not. What we’re talking about is an enhanced Arizona driver’s license, one that will allow people to board aircraft after October 1, 2020. To read more, click here.

Court Allows Minor League Players to Sue for Minimum Wage Violations
A federal appeals court has given a key victory to players on minor league baseball teams the right to sue to be paid the minimum wage while they’re in spring training in Arizona. To read more, click here.

APS Chief to Step Down in November
The head of the state’s largest electric company is stepping down, but not before utility regulators get a chance to grill him next month on company practices and policies. To read more, click here.
Partnership Allows People to Drink A Beer to Save A Deer
It’s officially called “Cheers to Arizona Wildlife.” But a new program to raise money for the state Game and Fish Department might better be labeled, “Drink a Beer, Save a Deer.” To read more, click here.