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ESA, Board of Education, handbooks, Accurso
Apr 24, 2023

Board of Education approves ESA handbook despite concerns

The State Board of Education voted to approve the Empowerment Scholarship Account handbook today, though two board members voted against adopting the final draft, citing frustration with accepting last minute “substantive” changes without sufficient stakeholder input.  

governor, Hobbs, vetoes
Apr 21, 2023

Hobbs tops Napolitano’s veto record – 63 so far

Gov. Katie Hobbs shattered a state record for the largest number of bills vetoed in one year on April 18 – the Democratic governor rejected 11 bills, bringing her to a total of 63 for the year.

Hobbs, veto, veto override, cottage foods
Apr 20, 2023

Lawmakers frustrated over food bill veto, but will it lead to override?

Will Democrats in the Legislature vote to override a veto by a Democratic governor?

Rogers, Senate, reporter, injunction, residency
Apr 20, 2023

Rogers asks court to bar reporter from contacting her

Arizona state Senator Wendy Rogers is asking a court to stop a reporter who is investigating claims she resides outside of the northern Arizona district she represents from contacting her.

Willoughby, Harris, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, LD 13
Apr 19, 2023

Odds against Harris to regain House seat

The question of whether expelled lawmaker Liz Harris can legally regain her seat weighs against her despite Legislative District 13 Republican precinct committeemen giving her the most votes among three nominees.

Apr 17, 2023

Expelled lawmaker nominated to fill House seat

Republican precinct committeemen in Legislative District 13 chose three candidates Monday night to replace expelled Rep. Liz Harris. And Harris got the most votes.

Apr 13, 2023

Fight to ban state benefits for lobby group dies – again

Sen. Steve Kaiser, R-Phoenix, revived a long-running fight at the Legislature this year to block employees of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns from getting state retirement benefits.

Harris, House, expelled
Apr 12, 2023

House expels Harris after report of disorderly behavior

The Arizona House of Representatives voted Wednesday 47-12 to expel Rep. Liz Harris, R-Chandler.

Harris, House, ethics, disorderly behavior
Apr 11, 2023

House ethics panel rules Harris engaged in disorderly behavior 

The House Ethics Committee determined that Rep. Liz Harris, R-Chandler, engaged in disorderly behavior related to testimony she invited to a February joint elections committee. 

Hobbs, governor, Christian Slater,
Apr 10, 2023

Hobbs hires new communications director from out of state

Christian Slater, a veteran Democratic communications strategist, will be Gov. Katie Hobbs’ next communications director, the governor announced on Monday.

general election, ballots, Election Day
Apr 10, 2023

Commission: election printer failures caused by ballot paper thickness, length

An independent review commission deployed by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors found the printer failures across the county in the 2022 general election were caused by ballot paper thickness and length that made printers perform, “at the extreme edge of their capability.”

Apr 7, 2023

Mom questions voucher program accessibility

Because both state and federal law do not specifically cite websites, government contractors can claim ADA compliance while access to their websites remains inequitable.