Committee denies Fontes’ request to use funds for private security detail
A Legislative committee on Thursday denied a request from Secretary of State Adrian Fontes to use $250,000 already in his office budget to pay for a private security detail to protect him and his family from "credible security threats,'' a move that comes after Gov. Katie Hobbs also denied a request to assign state troopers to protect Fontes.
Court grants Hobbs, Fontes’ motions for sanctions against Lake
The Arizona Supreme Court granted Gov. Katie Hobbs and Secretary of State Adrian Fontes’ motions for sanctions against Kari Lake for repeating baseless election fraud claims in court.
Bill keeps home addresses secret, impact unclear
Citing death threats, lawmakers passed a bill May 3 meant to seal their home addresses from the public if a judge agrees, but it’s not clear how the new legislation will work in practice or if anyone will still be able to check that lawmakers live in the districts they represent.
Two Cochise County supervisors ordered to pay fees tied to election results battle
A judge has ordered two Cochise County supervisors to pay more than $34,000 in legal fees in their losing bid to keep from certifying the results of the 2022 general election.
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.''
Bipartisan SB1324 would help restore trust in election’s process
SB1324 would bring public verifiability to an election process that is currently sagging under the weight of voter distrust and discord.
Attorneys urge Supreme Court to dismiss Lake’s elections claims
Attorneys for Katie Hobbs, Adrian Fontes and Maricopa County are urging the justices of the Arizona Supreme Court to send Kari Lake packing in her latest -- and possibly last -- bid to overturn the results of the 2022 gubernatorial race.
Hobbs heads east to sign military cooperation agreement
Gov. Katie Hobbs headed to Oman last week to sign a military partnership agreement with the Middle East nation.
New ‘No Labels’ party qualifies to run candidates in 2024
A new political party is set to field candidates in Arizona in next year’s elections and its name says something about its view of traditional party politics: the newcomer is called the No Labels Party.
Two groups file suit to overturn counties’ signature verifications
Two groups, including a Virginia organization founded by conservative Republicans, have filed suit to overturn the process now used by Arizona counties to verify the signatures on early ballot envelopes.
Judge orders Finchem to pay legal fees of Fontes
Calling his 2022 election challenge "groundless and not brought in good faith,'' a judge has ordered Mark Finchem and his attorney to pay the legal fees of successful secretary of state candidate Adrian Fontes.
Republican leaders condemn ‘defamatory’ accusations made during elections hearing
Republican legislative leadership expressed heavy criticism toward a freshman lawmaker for inviting a speaker who made unfounded allegations of bribery against several elected and appointed officials.