Hobbs’ top aide resigns, Campbell floated as potential chief of staff
Gov. Katie Hobbs’ chief of staff Allie Bones resigned on Thursday, the highest-profile departure from a gubernatorial administration that’s already seen some turnover in key positions.
Court upholds ruling declaring GOP lawsuit after 2020 election was groundless
The state Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling declaring a lawsuit filed by the Arizona Republican Party after the 2020 election was groundless and filed in bad faith and ordering the party to pay more than $18,000 in legal fees.
Hobbs hires new communications director from out of state
Christian Slater, a veteran Democratic communications strategist, will be Gov. Katie Hobbs’ next communications director, the governor announced on Monday.
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.
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.
Senate committee approves measure prohibiting public from accessing lawmakers’ addresses
State lawmakers voted Wednesday to make it a lot harder to find out where they live. But they said that threats they face make the move necessary.
Top Republicans ask judge to save Hamadeh from legal fees
The top Republicans in the House and Senate are asking a judge to save failed GOP attorney general candidate Abe Hamadeh from having to pay the legal fees of others he sued in his unsuccessful lawsuit to be declared the winner.
Federal judge rejects plea to block ballot box watchers
A federal judge rejected a request for a preliminary injunction against a ballot box watcher organization in a ruling on Friday.
Ballot tabulation board changes error margin
Arizona election security officials are changing the way they formulate the voting error margin to create more accuracy amid controversy over ballot counts in previous races.
Campaign to give DREAMers in-state tuition begins
Supporters of a ballot measure to let immigrants living in Arizona without authorization pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities have formed a political action committee to get their message out.
Ex-lawmaker Clodfelter cleared in illegal lobbying probe
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office won’t pursue charges against Todd Clodfelter after election officials alleged the former state representative violated a law barring former lawmakers from lobbying for one year after they leave office.
Former Senate president Pierce frontrunner to replace Stringer
Former Senate President Steve Pierce is poised to make a reluctant comeback at the Capitol in the wake of David Stringer’s sudden resignation on Wednesday.