shipping containers, lawsuits, Ducey, federal government, migrants, immigration, border
Sep 25, 2023

Fight over Arizona’s shipping container border wall ends with dismissal of federal lawsuits

Two federal lawsuits filed over former Gov. Doug Ducey's decision last year to place thousands of shipping containers along the U.S.-Mexico border have been dismissed after the state said it would pay the U.S. Forest Service $2.1 million to repair environmental damage.

Covid, restaurant owner, Ducey, executive order, Scottsdale police, arrestlawsuit,
Sep 18, 2023

Court questioning if police officer violated restaurant owner’s civil rights

A federal appeals court is questioning whether a Scottsdale police officer violated the civil rights of the owner of a restaurant when he essentially arrested him twice for the same alleged violation of one of former Gov. Doug Ducey's Covid executive orders.

Maricopa County, Arizona Republican Party,presidential preference, election, GOP, Republicans,
Sep 13, 2023

State GOP not giving up attempts to evade sanctions tied to lawsuit

They've lost big in court. Twice. But the Arizona Republican Party isn't giving up its efforts to evade sanctions for filing what judges have called a baseless and politically motivated lawsuit attacking election processes Maricopa County used during the November 2020 election that saw then-President Donald Trump go down in defeat.

Covid, Hobbs, Horne, relief funds, children
Sep 8, 2023

Hobbs and Horne at odds over Covid funds

A blame game between two top state officials threatens to lose the state more than $22 million in federal Covid relief dollars for education.

Threads, Instagram, social media, Meta, lawmakers, House panel, Hobbs,
Sep 5, 2023

House panel considers policy to stop elected officials requesting social media post takedowns 

A House panel discussed potential legislative reform that would keep state officials from compelling social media companies to remove posts they disagree with.  

gender reassignment surgery, Toma, Petersen, lawsuit, Toomey
Sep 4, 2023

Petersen and Toma trying to torpedo deal that would lead to state’s obligation to pay for gender-affirming surgery

Top Republican lawmakers are trying to torpedo a deal that would result in a court order that would forever obligate the state to pay for gender-affirming surgery for its employees and dependents.

border, Border Patrol, lawsuit, federal government, Hobbs, Ducey
Aug 28, 2023

Feds ready to dismiss lawsuit against Arizona over border containers

The federal government is finally ready to drop its lawsuit against the state over the storage containers it contends were erected illegally last year on Forest Service land by Gov. Doug Ducey.

Contreras, House, legislative session
Aug 28, 2023

Q&A with House Minority Leader Lupe Contreras

House Minority Leader Lupe Contreras talked about the biggest accomplishments, as well as challenges in the 2023 legislative session.

Democratic bills, legislature, Hobbs
Aug 25, 2023

Under Hobbs, Dems struggle to get bills advanced, signed

The 2023 legislative session was comprised similarly to the previous two, with all three having narrow Republican majorities in the House and Senate.  

Hobbs, county attorneys, abortion, Planned Parenthood,
Aug 23, 2023

Supreme Court will consider whether Arizona law prohibits most abortions

The Arizona Supreme Court decided Wednesday it will consider whether Arizona law actually prohibits virtually all abortions.

Ukraine, Phoenix City Council, Bliss, Nguyen
Aug 21, 2023

Republican legislators file complaint requesting AG investigate Phoenix’s firearm transfer to Ukraine  

Two Republican lawmakers are asking the attorney general to investigate a recent ordinance passed by the City of Phoenix that authorizes the city to donate unclaimed firearms to Ukraine. 

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Aug 8, 2023

Biden makes Grand Canyon monument designation, citing Arizona tribal heritage, climate concerns

Declaring it good "not only for Arizona but for the planet," President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a national monument designation for the greater Grand Canyon, turning the decades-long visions of Native American tribes and environmentalists into reality.