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Hobbs signs deal to resolve election deadline issues

MESA — Gov. Katie Hobbs acknowledged Friday she really didn’t get anything out of the deal she cut with Republican lawmakers to resolve election deadline issues.

Hobbs proposes $16.2B spending plan with cuts to …

PHOENIX — Gov. Katie Hobbs proposed a $16.2 billion spending plan built on cuts to vouchers that are unlikely to survive the Republican-controlled Legislature.

Republican senator wants to abolish Arizona Commerce …

PHOENIX — Calling it a “problem-riddled agency,” a Republican senator wants to abolish the Arizona Commerce Authority.

Hobbs orders National Guard soldiers placed near — …

PHOENIX — Gov. Katie Hobbs on Friday ordered National Guard soldiers to be placed near — but not on — the border, less than a month after Major Gen. Kerry Muehlenbeck, who heads the Guard, told lawmakers the ones who had previously been there weren’t needed.

State Supreme Court to hear abortion case Tuesday

PHOENIX — The Arizona Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday about whether Arizona women will lose virtually all their rights to terminate a pregnancy.

Arizona prison system to boost spending for health …

PHOENIX — Arizona’s prison system will boost spending and medical staffing for prison healthcare by more than a third as it works to meet a federal judge’s orders that it vastly improve treatment of the nearly 25,000 prisoners in state-run prisons, but the move puts added pressure on a state budget that is already deep in the red.

Water group resignations boils into Republic fight …

PHOENIX — Upset with what he said are lies being told about his efforts to protect groundwater, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate is lashing out at a veteran House Republican who has for years bottled up various efforts to deal with the problem.

Republican leaders face first Arizona budget crunch in …

PHOENIX — Republican leaders in the Arizona Legislature are facing their first budget crunch in nearly a decade and minority Democrats are pointing the finger right at the GOP, saying the pain that will be felt by state residents is a self-inflicted wound.

Top Republican lawmakers make last-ditch effort to …

PHOENIX —The top legislative Republicans are making what could be a last-ditch effort to avoid having to answer questions about their backing of legislation making it more difficult to register to vote that challengers say is racially discriminatory.

Economic impact of Super Bowl was $1.3B, study shows

PHOENIX — Gov. Katie Hobbs is defending the decision to spend more than $2 million in tax dollars to entertain business executives during the Super Bowl. And Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority, said she believes the expenditure will survive a review of its legality by Attorney General Kris Mayes. Their comments Wednesday came as a study of the impact of the February event commissioned by the host committee says it created $1.3 billion in total economic impact for the state.

Valley real estate entrepreneur Michael Pollack …

Longtime real estate redeveloper and philanthropist Michael Pollack is celebrating 50 years of redeveloping some of the Valley’s most landmark properties.

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.