Fontes, secretary of state, elections procedure manual, Republicans
Aug 10, 2023

Fontes rejects extending election manual comment period 

Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes doesn’t plan to agree to a request from Republican lawmakers to extend a public comment period for a draft of the state’s election’s procedure guide. 

foster children, Hobbs, Montenegro, Wadsack, federal benefits, DCS
Jun 20, 2023

Arizona becomes first state to stop agencies from taking foster children’s federal benefits

A new law signed by Gov. Katie Hobbs Monday makes Arizona the first state in the nation to stop child welfare agencies from seizing millions of dollars from foster care children’s federal benefits.

vulnerable adults, Kavanagh, Longdon, committee, guardianship
Jun 8, 2023

Lawmakers set to expand court protections for vulnerable adults

There is some unfinished business Arizona lawmakers are aiming to address when they return from a month-long break to the Capitol, and one bill they will consider would give vulnerable adults more autonomy in decision-making.

Covid, Senate, House, committee, Shamp
May 5, 2023

GOP Covid panel to hold people ‘accountable’

A new committee run by Republicans who are critical of how Covid was managed will convene this month and hold unspecified people “accountable” for their role in the pandemic, but members haven't said how that will be done.  

Tempe, special election, Arizona Coyotes, Montenegro
Apr 28, 2023

Tempe assures lawmaker city is funding election  

A Republican legislator rescinded a request asking the Attorney General’s Office to investigate the city of Tempe’s upcoming special election where voters will decide if they want to fund a $2.1 billion hockey arena and entertainment district.   

Coyotes, Montenegro, Tempe, voters, special election
Apr 25, 2023

Montenegro files complaint over Tempe’s special election for Arizona Coyotes arena

A Republican legislator is asking the attorney general’s office to investigate the city of Tempe’s upcoming special election where voters will decide if they want to fund a $2.1 billion hockey arena and entertainment district.

infants, Hernandez, Hobbs, Senate,
Mar 31, 2023

Lawmakers approve legislation requiring doctors to offer treatment to infants

Arizona lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to legislation requiring doctors to provide "medically appropriate and reasonable care and treatment'' to any infant born alive, regardless of whether it is likely to survive.

Apr 12, 2017

Senate approves bill tightening laws for citizen initiatives

State senators voted 16-14 Wednesday to require judges to void citizen-backed initiatives if they are not in "strict compliance'' with every requirement of Arizona election law.

Aug 26, 2014

Incumbents trump challengers in LD13

Republican Diane Landis, who secured Gov. Jan Brewer’s blessing, is trailing incumbent Reps. Darin Mitchell and Steve Montenegro - two of the Capitol’s most conservative lawmakers - in the Legislative District 13 House race.

Sen. Don Shooter, R-Yuma (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)
Sep 5, 2013

AZ senators reluctant to put Shooter on trial

Democratic Arizona senators, even those once interested in pushing for an ethics hearing into the actions of Sen. Don Shooter at a Yuma charter school earlier this year, now say it’d be a waste of time holding hearings on an issue that police and prosecutors have already dealt with in full.

May 29, 2013

ACLU sues to strike law targeting abortions of female, minority babies

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona and organizations representing black and Asian-American women sued the state today to overturn a law outlawing abortions carried out to prevent the births of females and minority babies.

Sep 6, 2012

Montenegro claims ignorance about running mate’s residency

Rep. Steve Montengro is standing by his running mate, saying he has no reason to believe Darin Mitchell lives outside Legislative District 13, despite overwhelming evidence and Mitchell’s own admission that he doesn’t live in the district he seeks to represent.