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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.

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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.

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Aug 11, 2023

Hobbs declares heat state of emergency

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs is declaring a heat state of emergency -- but only of three of Arizona's 15 counties.

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Jul 7, 2023

Hobbs tells county attorneys she’s on legally solid ground related to abortion

Gov. Katie Hobbs told 12 county attorneys late Friday she is on legally solid ground in rejecting their request that she rescind her executive order stripping them of their authority to prosecute abortion cases.

Jul 4, 2023

Arizona governor asked to rescind executive order limiting prosecution of abortion-related cases

Twelve of Arizona's 15 county attorneys are calling for Gov. Katie Hobbs to rescind her recent executive order that limits them from prosecuting abortion-related cases. 

Jul 3, 2023

Toma calls executive order on conversion therapy illegal, unconstitutional

The top House Republican contends a new order by Gov. Katie Hobbs banning the use of public funds for "conversion therapy'' is illegal and appears to violate the rights of parents to make decisions for their children.

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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.

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Jun 23, 2023

With executive order, Hobbs, Mayes seek to prevent abortion prosecutions in Arizona 

Gov. Katie Hobbs says she's giving Attorney General Kris Mayes authority over any abortion prosecutions in Arizona – and Mayes has made it clear that she doesn’t want to see anyone prosecuted over abortions. 

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Jan 9, 2023

Arizona Freedom Caucus says will file lawsuit challenging Hobbs’ first executive order

The Arizona Freedom Caucus announced it would be filing a lawsuit challenging Gov. Katie Hobbs’ first executive order barring discrimination in hiring practices. Caucus leaders claim Hobbs is illegally legislating to, “advance her woke agenda,” by issuing executive orders.  

Apr 20, 2021

Ducey vetoes sex ed bill, issues executive order instead

Calling it “overly broad and vague,” Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday vetoed a sweeping sex education bill that opponents feared would have prohibited any acknowledgment of LGBTQ people in the classroom.

Mar 26, 2021

Health director: Keep wearing mask, social distancing

The state's top health official said Friday there's no reason to continue to limit business occupancy, prohibit large group gatherings and require customers to wear masks because Arizona hospitals now have plenty of space.

Mar 25, 2021

Ducey lifts Covid restrictions, but city officials object

Declaring the Covid pandemic under control and the need for restrictions over in Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey is abolishing all the limits that still remain on businesses and public gatherings.