Katherine Cooper

Dec 22, 2021

Judge sides with campaign to nix tax cut

Arizona voters have the legal right to review -- and override -- the $1.9 billion tax cut plan that mainly benefits the wealthy approved earlier this year by the Republican-controlled legislature, a judge ruled Wednesday. 

Nov 12, 2021

Ruling could lead to longer sessions

Some Arizona lawmakers say a court ruling that will limit adding policy provisions to budget bills could make for a very different session next year, and possibly a longer one. 

Nov 6, 2021

Judge weighs tax cuts challenge

A judge is questioning whether she has the right to keep Arizona voters from getting the last word on whether to cut taxes for the state's most wealthy. 

Nov 2, 2021

Court rules against lawmakers in single-subject dispute

The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday voided a ban on mask mandates in public schools and a host of other legislative changes, ruling it was illegal for lawmakers to pile them into a handful of budget bills. 

Oct 18, 2021

Brnovich says mask mandate ban not court’s business

Attorney General Mark Brnovich is making a last-ditch effort to tell Arizona courts they need to butt out of how the legislature conducts its business.

Oct 15, 2021

Attorneys argue over tax cuts in court

A group opposed to the tax cuts approved by the legislature that largely benefit the wealthy wants a judge to reject legal efforts to keep voters from having the last word.

Oct 2, 2021

Supreme Court to weigh mask mandate ban

The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments about whether the ban on mask mandates at public schools was legally enacted.

Sep 29, 2021

Supreme Court refuses to allow enforcement of mask mandate ban

The Arizona Supreme Court refused Wednesday to let the state start enforcing its new ban on school mask mandates, at least for the time being. 

Sep 28, 2021

Time runs out for challenge to new election laws at ballot

Arizonans are not going to be able to override a series of changes in voting law approved earlier this year by the Republican-controlled legislature.

Sep 27, 2021

Court kills mask mandate ban, other new laws

A new state law barring schools from imposing mask mandates on students and staff is unconstitutional, a judge ruled Monday.

Aug 13, 2021

Education alliance sues to end mask mandate prohibition, other new laws

A coalition of school board members, educators, child welfare advocates and others is asking a judge to void a host of changes in state law approved in the waning days of the legislative session.

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Aug 9, 2021

Judge gives tax cut challengers time to gather signatures

A judge agreed Monday to give foes of the $1.9 billion in tax cuts approved by legislators enough time to see if they can gather the signatures to force a public vote before deciding whether their efforts are legal.