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Arizona Gov. Ducey: Classes to resume in the fall, summer schools and day camps can resume- Read More
Former DCS Director Greg McKay leaves child-welfare nonprofit after brief tenure- Read More
State to finally send out unemployment aid – Read More
Arizona state senator, family test positive for COVID-19 – Read More
Candidates head to court to defend petition challenges- Read More
Governor’s Office: State to mirror Trump’s plan, not ready to reopen- Read More
Unemployment skyrockets- Read More
Biden wins Arizona Democratic primary in coronavirus shadow – Read More
Virus impact spreads to elections, campaigning- Read More
Community colleges to stay with only 2-year degrees- Read More
Tax cut still in play as COVID-19 affects economy, Ducey says – Read More
Court finds fed law supersedes Arizona ‘balance billing’ law- Read more
Court upholds Ducey’s decision on U.S. Senate election – Read More
Group starts campaign to put school voucher restrictions on ballot- Read More
Republicans press to remove oversight of voucher program away from education agency- Read More
4 GOP lawmakers align with Democrats to kill tax cuts for veterans- Read More
Bill limits use of unmarked cars for traffic enforcement- Read More
Democrats fire first salvo in redistricting battle- Read More
Ducey, legislative leaders cave to pressure on ‘sanctuary city’ bill- Read More
GOP lawmaker proposes legislation to allow ‘dreamers’ in-state tuition- Read More
Chairman tosses objectors to ‘sanctuary city’ referral from hearing- Read More
GOP legislator wants out-of-state political contributions outlawed- Read More
Ducey asks 9th Circuit to void court decision on land trust- Read More
Parents in voucher program hold onto funds, amass large sums- Read More
Education Department blunder puts ESA parent names in hands of group that opposes expansion of voucher program- Read More
Arizona Public Service vows all clean power by 2050- Read More
Love letters from lawmaker to lobbyist raise ethical questions- Read More
Tough opioids bill draws skepticism from lawmakers- Read More
Vets, deregulation, corrections, education top Ducey’s 2020 priorities- Read More
Bill would allow Arizona college athletes to earn endorsement money- Read More
Lawmakers push for more protections for firefighters with cancer – Read More
Attorney General says Phoenix wrong over Sky Harbor fee hike- Read More
Shope to carry Sanctuary City bill at Ducey’s behest – Read More
Bill bans sex ed in elementary, middle schools- Read More
Attorney General files suit against vaping companies-Read More
Judge lets Arizona law on initiative petitions to stand- Read More
Lawmaker seeks community service option for traffic tickets – Read More
Navajo Nation threatens AG with lawsuit over elections procedures-Read More
Dem bill adds autism to list of medical marijuana illnesses- Read More
Petersen’s attorney lobs ethics claim at County Attorney as he prepares for hearing on suspension- Read More
Petersen’s suspension in limbo after appeals hearing- Read More
Migrant apprehensions rise for the third month straight at the Tucson border- Read More
Ducey hints slow-down at ports of entry temporary – Read More
GOP lawmaker proposes slew of regulations on medical marijuana-Read More
Progressives argue ALEC violates Open Meeting Law in lawsuit- Read More
Electric-car maker breaks ground in Casa Grande as competition grows- Read More
2nd group launches bid to legalize recreational pot- Read More
Dems present proposal to repeal 2016 law on short-term, vacation rentals- Read More
First day of bill filing brings out early birds with ERA, title lending, short-term rentals- Read More
Legislators aim to reassert authority with early budget – Read More
Ducey Urges Arizonans to Heed Travel Advisories to Mexico- Read More
Medical Marijuana Cards To Become Digital Next Month- Read more
Court rules out-of-state students not entitled to refunds- Read more
Democrats Sue Over Order of Candidates’ Names On Ballots- click here.
GOP lawmaker looking for way to remove indicted elected officials- Read more
Thorpe drops senate bid for run for county supervisor – Read more
Health centers sue AZ Medicaid program for unpaid services- Read more
Ducey won’t commit to more funds for school voucher program- Read more
Ousted lawmaker takes case to 9th Circuit- Read more
Arizona quietly suspends Medicaid work requirement- Read more
Unemployment rate dips slightly along with increase in jobs- Read more
Ducey says fix needed to address rare situations like Petersen’s- Read more
Republic employees vote to unionize-Reporters, photographers and non-management staffers at Arizona’s largest newspaper voted today to form a union. Read more
JLBC: State has an abundance of cash- State government is likely to have lots of extra money to spend in future years – if the national economy doesn’t collapse. Read more
Legislators order state audit into how efficiently Hoffman uses ESA oversight funding- Read More
Arizona GOP fundraising drops significantly under Ward- The Arizona Democratic Party is out raising the state GOP by a lot. New campaign finance reports show the Arizona Republican Party collected just $81,320 in the three months ending Sept. 30. By contrast Democrats raked in $347,841. And this isn’t just a one-time problem. Read more
State audit blasts regents over property leases- The Arizona Board of Regents is leasing out property for commercial use without proper oversight and with only limited transparency, creating a “risk of inappropriate use of public resources” according to a new audit. Read More
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.