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All AZ public school students are now eligible for a voucher. But the debate continues
All of Arizona’s 1.1 million public school students would be eligible for a voucher to attend a private school under a bill approved by Republicans in the state Legislature during the final hours of the session.
SCOTUS ruling allows Biden to end Remain in Mexico
A Supreme Court Ruling will allow the Biden administration to scrap the Trump-era policy commonly referred to as “Remain in Mexico.”
Maricopa County attorney: Pre-statehood abortion law is enforceable
While state prosecutors are still navigating the legal landscape after the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell believes a pre-statehood law can be enforced.
WATCH: Biden speaks after Roe v. Wade overturned
President Joe Biden speaks after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade.
June 24, 2022
Arizona leaders react to Supreme Court overturning Roe
The United States Supreme Court has overturned Roe V. Wade, setting the stage for some states to enact restrictions on access to abortion. Here is how Arizona leaders are reacting to decision.
Supreme Court has overturned constitutional right to an abortion
June 24, 2022
Supreme Court has overturned constitutional right to an abortion
The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the constitutional right to an abortion, reversing Roe v. Wade, the court's five-decade-old decision that guaranteed a woman's right to obtain an abortion.
June 24, 2022
Kelly co-sponsors bill to help grandparents raising kids
Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly co-sponsored a bill to connect grandparents raising grandchildren with additional services and resources. Kelly said the Informing Grandfamilies Act would have a meaningful impact on families like those who testified in favor of the bill on Thursday.
June 23, 2022
Senate panel OKs last minute bills on initiatives, schools
The Arizona Senate's appropriations committee on Wednesday advanced a series of last minute measures on hot-button issues as the Legislature prepares to adjourn for the year.
June 23, 2022
Report: Trump campaign boss in AZ subpoenaed by DOJ
The Washington Post reports that a Trump campaign official who worked in Arizona has been subpoenaed by the Justice Department. The summons comes after Tuesday’s Jan. 6 hearing, where the House Select Committee said the former president was directly involved in a scheme to have phony electors replace real ones in states, like Arizona, that Trump lost.
June 23, 2022
Lawmakers approve bipartisan $18B budget
The Arizona Legislature approved a bipartisan $18 billion spending plan early Thursday that will make substantial investments in public schools, build new highways and pay down long-term debts.
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June 23, 2022
Republican lawmakers propose expanding state court of appeals
Republican legislators proposed adding six judges to Arizona’s 22-member court of appeals as part of a state budget wending through the Capitol this week.
June 22, 2022
Arizona voters top environmental concerns include wildfires, air quality
Ninety-three percent of likely Arizona voters support “increasing spending and measures to prevent forest fires on state land,” according to an April survey conducted by the Center for the Future of Arizona.
June 22, 2022
Interior Secretary Haaland tells Senate committee its time to heal from the nations dark past
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland told the Senate Indian Affairs Committee today that the country must start healing from its 150-year long dark legacy of forcibly assimilating children.
June 21, 2022
Sinema gives floor speech on gun bill she helped craft
An 80-page bill to address gun violence has cleared an initial hurdle in the U.S. Senate and could be headed to President Joe Biden’s desk by the end of the week. Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema helped craft the bipartisan legislation following the massacre at a school in Uvalde, Texas.
June 22, 2022
House votes to give all AZ students access to vouchers
State representatives voted Wednesday to let any Arizona student get state funds to attend a private or parochial school.
June 22, 2022
Rebecca Rios says Dems are not on board with budget proposal
State lawmakers started work on a new state budget Tuesday morning, but that work was short-circuited by the afternoon, as the chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee accused the House of going back on a deal.
June 22, 2022
Spotlight on Arizona gets brighter as Rusty Bowers testifies at the latest Jan. 6 public hearing
The latest Jan. 6 hearing on Tuesday in Washington, D.C., shined an even brighter spotlight on Arizona. Seated before the House Select Committee, Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers wore a dark suit, a white shirt with a blue tie and half-moon eyeglasses balanced on the end of his nose.
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June 21, 2022
Ahead of a looming government shutdown, progress on an Arizona budget unravels
Republican legislative leaders are trying to sell what they have billed as a $15.6 billion budget for the new fiscal year that begins July 1. But as of late Tuesday, prospects were falling apart.
June 21, 2022
Lawmakers still debating budget plan as July 1 shutdown deadline looms
Arizona Republican lawmakers are trying to line up votes for a possible $15 billion budget, $1 billion of which would be set aside for specific road projects.
June 21, 2022
Barbra Seville calls Kari Lake a hypocrite over tweet about drag queens
Kari Lake, the frontrunner in the Republican primary for Arizona governor, condemned the growing cultural clout of drag queens, jumping into the latest social grievance taking hold on the right.
June 21, 2022
Survey finds bipartisan support for water preservation
Likely voters in Arizona overwhelmingly care about water — and wish more candidates would share plans for the state’s water future on the campaign trail.
June 20, 2022
People with disabilities are often left out of the conversation on sex education and abortion
Women with an intellectual or developmental disability are 12 times as likely to experience sexual assault compared to those without a disability, according to the Department of Justice. Yet, when we talk about restricting abortion or completely banning the procedure, this population is often excluded from the conversation — and that has some disability advocates worried.
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June 21, 2022
Judge rules against Brnovich in election manual lawsuit
A judge has struck down a bid by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to make Secretary of State Katie Hobbs produce an Election Procedures Manual the way he wants.
June 20, 2022

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