Hobbs, Trump, director nominations, Senate
Sep 14, 2023

Hobbs says state officials don’t have unilateral right to keep Trump off ballot

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.

dark money, Proposition 211, Right to Know Act, Americans for Prosperity
Aug 7, 2023

Petersen and Toma in court filing aim to quash Prop 211

With efforts by one set of foes already rebuffed, the state's top Republican lawmakers are making their own bid to quash a new state law designed to shine a light on "dark money.''

Lake, Finchem, sanctions, attorney
Aug 1, 2023

Finchem drops bid to overturn election results for SOS

Concluding there's probably no legal path to victory, Mark Finchem is dropping his bid to overturn the 2022 race for secretary of state.

young voters, Arizona, issues, Arizona State University, Diane Brown
Jul 27, 2023

Survey: Young Arizona voters more engaged, informed than earlier generations

Arizona’s young voters, ages 18 to 29, may have been the state’s most engaged youth electorate group ever, driven in 2022 by concerns about cost of living and reproductive rights.

No Labels, lawsuit, political party, Fontes, Arizona Democratic Party, Republicans
Jul 14, 2023

Judge considers Dem lawsuit against No Labels party

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge is mulling whether to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Arizona Democratic Party against No Labels, Secretary of State Adrian Fontes and the county recorders.

Prop 400, Pinal County, transportation, tax
Jun 30, 2023

Pinal County ‘Preserving Our Future’ highlights vital construction

The Pinal County Public Works Department has launched a public awareness campaign to inform residents of the half-cent road excise tax on the ballot and its implications for transportation maintenance and project expansion.  

light rail, sales tax, transportation, Hobbs
Jun 14, 2023

Prop 400 gridlock spurs possibility of initiative

Gov. Katie Hobbs and the Legislature are gridlocked over a half-cent sales tax extension in Maricopa County, and regional leaders are saying they want to bring an initiative to voters statewide to bypass lawmakers.

Pinal County, Proposition 400, half-cent sales tax
Jun 8, 2023

Half-cent sales tax critical for maintaining roads in Pinal County 

For nearly 40 years, Pinal County has used a half-cent road excise tax to help improve streets and roads in the county, and its incorporated towns and cities.  

No Labels, Fontes, Arizona Democratic Party
Jun 7, 2023

Fontes asks judge to toss Dems’ bid to try to keep potential competitors off ballot

The state's top election official is asking a judge to toss a bid by his own political party to keep potential competitors off the 2024 ballot.

Democrats, Gallego, election, ballots, Sinema, No Labels, lawsuit
Mar 31, 2023

Democratic Party files suit to keep No Labels Party off ballot

The Arizona Democratic Party filed suit Thursday to keep the No Labels Party off the 2024 ballot, conceding it fears its presence "will make it more difficult to elect Democratic Party candidates.''

Senate, House, Hobbs, Ducey, disaster declaration, Covid pandemic
Mar 27, 2023

Constitutional change would impact how state manages disaster declarations

A proposed constitutional amendment that is one vote away from being sent to the 2024 ballot for voter approval will have far-reaching impacts on how the state oversees disaster declarations and potentially impact millions of dollars in federal funding.

teacher pay, AEL, Cook, Shah, Marsh, Gutierrez
Mar 24, 2023

AEL faces uncertain future over legitimacy, longevity

The Legislature overrode the Aggregate Expenditure Limit (AEL) again this session, leading some to question its legitimacy and staying power.