rent, Hobbs, veto, Kaiser, Epstein
Feb 21, 2023

Phoenix urged to pass ordinance prohibiting discrimination against some renters

Residents who have struggled with high rent in America’s fifth-largest city are calling on city officials to address discrimination against renters who receive public assistance. Carla Naranjo, a coordinator with the nonprofit Unemployed Workers United, is urging the Phoenix City Council to pass an ordinance that would prohibit landlords from rejecting renters who rely on Section 8 housing vouch[...]

abortion, Roe v. Wade, Supreme Court, Yavapai County
Feb 6, 2023

Republicans fighting to defend law prohibiting abortions in genetic defect cases

The top Republicans in the House and Senate want a judge to let them defend a law that bars abortions in cases of genetic defects, saying newly sworn-in Attorney General Kris Mayes won't do it. And they have more than adequate reason to believe that.

abortion, Arizona Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, personhood, fetus, Miranda, 15 weeks, fetal abnormality, pregnancy, fathers, women, doctors, ACLU
Jan 23, 2023

Judge: women no longer have legal right to abortion due to fetal abnormality at any stage of pregnancy

Women in Arizona no longer have the legal right to an abortion due to a fetal abnormality at any stage of the pregnancy, even if Arizona courts finally conclude the procedure is legal through 15 weeks for no reason at all.

Hooper, death row, execution, lethal injection, Phoenix, Phelps, William “Pat” Redmond, Marilyn Redmond, Brnovich, Mayes,
Jan 20, 2023

AG withdraws only outstanding motion for death penalty, Hobbs calls for review of execution process 

Gov. Katie Hobbs wants an outside review of the state’s death penalty process, arguing the recent executions carried out by the Department of Corrections “have resulted in serious questions about ADCRR’s execution protocols and lack of transparency.”  

Jan 6, 2023

Education funding, election issues expected to be among most contentious issues in session

The 2023 legislative session is being brought to you by the letter E. As in education funding and election issues. These promise to be among the most contentious issues as lawmakers return to the Capitol on Monday.

death row, execution, Arizona Supreme Court, Rushing
Jan 5, 2023

Gunches withdraws motion for his own death warrant

Death row inmate Aaron Gunches withdrew his motion for his own death warrant, citing the changing attorney general’s office and prior executions, “carried out in a manner that amounts to torture.”  

Dec 22, 2022

Brnovich says Tucson source of income nondiscrimination ordinance violates state law 

Attorney General Mark Brnovich determined a recent housing ordinance passed in Tucson which forbids source of income to be considered in rental housing applications contradicts state law. 

affordable housing, rent, Tucson, Senate Bill 1487, Toma, Jennifer Bonham, Poverty and Race Research Action Council, Steve Kozachik, Housing and Community Development Department, Arizona Multifamily Housing Association, Housing Choice Voucher Program,
Dec 12, 2022

Tucson, Toma clash on city ordinance establishing housing source of income protection 

The city of Tucson responded to a complaint from the incoming Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives alleging the city is breaking state law with its recent housing ordinance that forbids source of income to be considered in rental housing applications. Rep. Ben Toma, R-Peoria, filed the complaint with the Attorney General’s Office.

Ward, Trump, GOP, Twitter, Hobbs, Brnovich, tweet, campaign, election, gubernatorial, Center for Internet Security, Arizona Republican Party, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Georgia, Arizona, Lake, state bar
Dec 6, 2022

Ward wants Brnovich to investigate Hobbs’ office contacting Twitter

The head of the Arizona Republican Party, Kelli Ward, wants Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate whether Democrat Katie Hobbs used her official position "to suppress free speech.''

Kori Lorick, elections, Judd, Crosby, Cochise County, certification, general election, hand counts, deadline
Dec 2, 2022

State elections director wants investigation of two Cochise County supervisors amid election certification drama

The state elections director wants prosecutors to investigate and "take appropriate enforcement actions'' against two Cochise County supervisors who refused to certify election results by the deadline as legally required.

abortion, Arizona Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, personhood, fetus, Miranda, 15 weeks, fetal abnormality, pregnancy, fathers, women, doctors, ACLU
Nov 30, 2022

Judges grill assistant attorney general over abortion claim

Appellate judges grilled an assistant attorney general over his claim that a territorial-era law banning most abortions once again makes the practice a crime despite a new law specifically permitting doctors to terminate a pregnancy through the 15th week of pregnancy. And hanging in the balance is whether abortions will remain legal in Arizona.

Maricopa County, Kavanagh, Election Day, ballots, early voting, Mendez, Sundareshan
Nov 21, 2022

Brnovich demands answers from Maricopa County about what he suspects are election law violations

Attorney General Mark Brnovich is demanding answers from Maricopa County about what he said appear to be violations of state election law. In a letter Saturday, his office says it has received "hundreds of complaints'' about how the county administered the general election.