Attorney General's Office

DCS, removal, judges, flaw,
Aug 21, 2023

State discovers flaw in DCS system used to determine children’s removal from homes

State officials have discovered that a flaw in a system used by the Department of Child Safety that has let judges make decisions on removing children from homes without having all the information that they needed.

ESA, vendor, ClassWallet, ADE, Horne
Aug 1, 2023

ClassWallet selected to keep operating as financial vendor for ESA program

ClassWallet will continue to operate as the financial vendor for the Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program, the Office of the State Treasurer Arizona announced today. 

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Aug 1, 2023

AZDOHS concludes former ADE employee is behind data leak of ESA families’ information

The Arizona Department of Homeland Security concluded a former Arizona Department of Education staffer is behind a data leak of Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) families’ personal information.

police, videotaping, Kavanagh, legislation, ACLU
Jul 14, 2023

Legislation to restrict individuals’ ability to videotape police hits deadend

Legislation to restrict the ability of individuals to videotape police is all but officially dead.

abortion, Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood, Supreme Court, Dobbs v. Jackson, Mayes, Mitchell, county attorneys
Jun 30, 2023

Mayes says executive order gives her total say over enforcement of laws governing abortion

She won't use the word "decriminalization'' to describe the fact she won't ever prosecute any doctor who performs abortion. But in an extensive interview with Capitol Media Services, Attorney General Kris Mayes acknowledged that a new executive order by Gov. Katie Hobbs gives her -- and her alone -- total say over enforcement of all criminal laws that govern the procedure.

Thornell, Senate panel, DOC, Hoffman
Jun 6, 2023

Senate panel approves DOC nominee amidst death penalty debate

A Senate panel voted unanimously on Tuesday to recommend the approval of Ryan Thornell as director of the Department of Corrections Rehabilitation & Reentry and discussed the state’s actions related to the death penalty.

APS, Arizona Corporation Commission, utilities
May 24, 2023

Watchdog fights to protect consumers, keeps tabs on utility companies and commission that regulates them

Phoenix resident Abhay Padgaonkar has worked as a fierce consumer advocate, fighting for the rights of those who struggle to pay their utility bills and keeping tabs on utility companies and the commission that regulates them.

transgender girls sports, Petersen, Toma, lawsuit, Utah
May 5, 2023

GOP leaders defend transgender ban in lawsuit

Senate President Warren Petersen, R-Gilbert, and House Speaker Ben Toma, R-Peoria, filed a motion to intervene in a federal suit to defend the 2022 law banning transgender girls from participating in girls' sports. 

Crosby, Cochise County, recall
May 4, 2023

Committee falls short of required signatures to prompt election to oust Cochise County supervisor

The Committee to Recall Tom Crosby announced last night, “with disappointment,” that it failed to collect enough signatures by deadline to trigger an election to oust the controversial Cochise County supervisor.

lawsuit, Pima County, apartment, fatal shooting
Apr 24, 2023

$50M claim filed over fatal eviction shooting in Tucson

The family of an Arizona property manager who was fatally shot during an attempted eviction in Tucson last year has filed a $50 million claim against Pima County and others.

public records, legislation, Kavanagh, Terech, House, police cam
Feb 23, 2023

Public records reform bills advance in House, Senate

After Republican lawmakers recently established rules to reduce public records retention, they are now proposing more changes that opponents say would further obstruct access to information.

Hamadeh, Mayes, attorney general, election, lawsuit, Maricopa County, attorney, Democrats, Republicans, Trump, election deniers, Lake, Hobbs, Democrats, Republicans, tabulation, general election, contest, pens, Maricopa County, Mohave County
Jan 23, 2023

Mayes’ attorney: Hamadeh not entitled to his requested do-over of bid to be installed as AG

A lawyer for Kris Mayes says Abe Hamadeh is not entitled to his requested do-over of his legal bid to install him as the state's attorney general.