Abortion debate brings out lawmakers’ personal experiences, emotions
In a usually contentious forum, lawmakers on Wednesday wept, offered comfort, and spoke about their struggles with ambivalence on abortion as they discussed a proposed law that would require medical professionals to try and save any “infant born alive.”
Group urges judge to block attempts to stop ‘dark money’ law
The group that convinced voters last year to outlaw "dark money'' is asking a judge to block a bid by two special interest groups to keep the law from taking effect. In new legal filings, attorney Chanele Reyes told Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Scott McCoy there is nothing unconstitutional about ensuring that voters know who is trying to influence elections.
Supporters of ‘dark money’ spending abandon ‘conservative’ principles
As a Republican former Arizona governor, a Democratic former Arizona attorney general, and an independent Arizona businessman, we were proud to represent the broad political spectrum to stop anonymous political spending in our state. Voters in November approved Proposition 211 or the “Voters’ Right to Know Act," however opponents of the measure aren’t giving up.
After overwhelming voter OK, political ‘dark money’ law hailed as model
It could be months before the impact of Proposition 211 is seen in Arizona, but experts are already hailing the new law aimed at exposing “dark money” in politics as a model for the rest of the nation.
Groups sue to invalidate Prop 211
The Center for Arizona Policy, the Arizona Free Enterprise Club and two “Doe” donor plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission seeking to strike Proposition 211 from the books.
Proposal to end dark money ‘overwhelming popular’
Recent polls show a strong level of support among Arizona voters across the political spectrum to end “dark money” campaigns.
Pro-life Dems throw wrench in party plans and contradict campaign messaging
Two pro-life Democrats are contradicting the party’s message that voting for the Democratic ticket means protecting abortion from statewide bans.
25K apply in 1st wave of universal vouchers
Applications for the first quarter universal empowerment scholarship accounts close on October 15. With them comes the permanency of the first universal voucher program in the country.
Candidates misstate opponents’ abortion positions
As abortion cases wind their way through the court system, candidates for November's election on both sides of the aisle have avoided detailing their exact stance on the controversial issue. That’s opened the door for wild – and unsupported – claims about candidates’ positions on the issue.
Arizona clinic has workaround for abortion pill ban
A Phoenix abortion clinic has come up with a way for patients who can end their pregnancy using a pill to get the medication quickly without running afoul of a resurrected Arizona law that bans most abortions.
Here’s what you should know about ESAs
Arizona is again grappling with the issue of Empowerment Scholarship Accounts and whether voters should decide for themselves if taxpayer money can fund private and home schools for all K-12 students.
Abortion providers slowly return to operation, despite legal uncertainty
Planned Parenthood Arizona began offering abortions again at its Tucson facility this week, two months after it suspended services in the wake of the Supreme Court’s June decision that revoked the right to an abortion.