Top elected Republican refuses to recognize …

PHOENIX — The top elected Republican in Arizona is refusing to recognize the “executive deputy directors” named by Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs.

Lake supporters have 'backup plan' if court rejects …

PHOENIX — Kari Lake supporters apparently have a backup plan if Maricopa County Superior Court Judge John Hannah rejects her claim she’s entitled to view images of ballot envelopes and the signatures on them.

Labor unions, political groups hope to get Arizona …

PHOENIX — A coalition of labor unions and liberal political groups is hoping to get Arizona voters to rethink a 77-year old decision to make Arizona a “right to work” state.

Maricopa County attorney says judge should reject Lake …

PHOENIX — An attorney for Maricopa County told a judge Monday he should reject a bid by failed gubernatorial hopeful Kari Lake to get images of ballot envelopes and signatures because that’s just not allowed under the law..

Republican leaders spend $15K to file brief to protect …

PHOENIX — Republican legislative leaders are spending $15,000 to file a legal brief designed to protect the ability of state lawmakers to enact laws to clear homeless encampments and cite those …

Hobbs won't seek legislative approval of agency heads …

PHOENIX — Accusing senators of “partisan obstructionism,” Gov. Katie Hobbs announced Monday she won’t seek confirmation of any of her nominees to head state agencies who haven’t already been through the process.

Clean Elections Commission moving towards bigger size …

PHOENIX — The Citizens Clean Elections Commission is moving to ensure the next time you see a political commercial you won’t have to guess who really is paying for it. More to the point, you won’t have to squint or speed read.

Arizona appeals court rules man who contracted COVID …

PHOENIX — An employee who contracts COVID on the job is entitled to benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation, the state Court of Appeals has ruled.

Maricopa County Recorder asks court to keep vote …

PHOENIX — Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer told a judge Thursday he should reject a bid by failed gubernatorial hopeful Kari Lake to get access to signatures on early ballot envelopes.

Arizona court voids law aimed at protecting doctors, …

PHOENIX — The state Court of Appeals has struck down a bid by Republican lawmakers to immunize doctors and hospitals from claims they acted negligently in treating patients during the COVID …

Arizona AG says Phoenix gun transfer to Ukraine was …

PHOENIX — Local governments can’t transfer unclaimed firearms to the embattled Ukranian government, regardless of how well-meaning the goal, Attorney General Kris Mayes concluded …

Arizonans prepare for 2024 campaign advertising blitz

PHOENIX — Arizonans should brace themselves to be inundated with campaign advertising between now and the November 2024 election.

Paperwork filed to create open primaries in Arizona

PHOENIX — Arizonans may get the chance to scrap the historic system by which nominees for public office are chosen, a move that, if successful, could reshape the state Legislature and congressional delegation.

Hobbs says no one has right to keep Trump off Arizona …

MESA — Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs said neither she — nor any other state official — has the unilateral right to keep Donald Trump off the ballot for the state’s presidential preference primary based on the 14th Amendment.

Judge blocks Arizona from enforcing law regulating who …

PHOENIX — A federal judge on Thursday blocked Arizona from enforcing a 2022 state law regulating who can vote for president.

State minimum wage to increase by 50 cents in January

PHOENIX — What would you buy for an extra $20 a week? A nice meal? A car mount for your phone? An extra four gallons of gasoline? That’s the choice that will be facing Arizonans at or near the bottom of the pay scale in January when the state’s minimum wage rises another 50 cents, to $14.35 an hour.

Attorney for Lake, Finchem wants electronic ballot …

PHOENIX — The attorney for Kari Lake and Mark Finchem admitted Tuesday they have no evidence that votes have been improperly counted because the state uses electronic tabulation of ballots.

GOP lawmakers' lawyers ask court to block bid to delay …

PHOENIX — Attorneys for top Republican lawmakers told federal appellate judges Monday they should deny an bid to block enforcement of a ban on abortions due to genetic defects because the doctors who filed suit have not shown there is any “credible threat” they would be prosecuted.

Horne, Hobbs at odds over COVID education funds

PHOENIX — A blame game between two top state officials threatens to lose the state more than $22 million in federal COVID relief dollars for education.

Pilot program allows for paid family leave for Arizona …

PHOENIX — More than 34,000 state employees are now eligible to get up to 12 weeks off with pay when they have a new family member.

Lawsuit aims to toss law on who can vote for Arizona …

PHOENIX — The current method of retaining and rejecting judges to the Arizona Court of Appeals is unconstitutional and should be struck down, according to a new lawsuit Wednesday by the Goldwater Institute.

Practice to verify signatures on early Arizona ballots …

PHOENIX — A practice used by some, if not all, Arizona counties to verify signatures on early ballots may be illegal.

Horne sues, claims Proposition 203 violated

PHOENIX — Hoping to force the issue, state schools chief Tom Horne filed suit late Wednesday to get a court to rule that any school that doesn’t use “structured English immersion” to teach students who are not proficient is violating the law.

Top Arizona school official sets $40M in federal COVID …

PHOENIX — The state’s top school official is setting aside $40 million of federal COVID relief dollars to provide personal tutoring for students who are not meeting proficiency standards for reading or math.
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