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Rep. Salman: AZ Constitution needs amendment to protect right to vote

Rep. Athena Salman, D-Tempe, will introduce legislation to amend the Arizona Constitution and add a section to explicitly state the right to vote is a fundamental right, she said during a press conference Thursday.

Mesnard bill would increase rainy day fund size

Gov. Doug Ducey’s desire to see Arizona’s rainy day fund increased is one step closer reality, as Sen. J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler, has introduced legislation to increase the cap on how much the state can save.

He’s back: Shooter seen on Senate floor, says he’s working on water plan

The 2019 legislative session is on its third day and expelled lawmaker Don Shooter couldn’t stay away.

How prepared is Arizona for the next economic downturn?

Gov. Doug Ducey said in his State of the State address that he wants the state’s rainy day fund to be $1 billion, a figure that comports with recent research showing Arizona is ill prepared for the next recession.

Grijalva: Trump’s shutdown is irrevocably harming public lands

An influential Arizona Democrat is placing the blame for the government shutdown -- and the lasting impacts on public lands and Native American tribes -- squarely on President Trump.

National controversy won’t slow down Women’s March Phoenix, organizers say

The Phoenix group said it was never an official chapter under the national organization Women’s March Inc., and only had “little connections” related to web listings and conference calls.

Can Brnovich sue ASU?

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Thursday filed a lawsuit claiming massive real estate deals done by Arizona State University violate state law, but ASU and others are arguing he cannot sue his own client.

Sinema and McSally aren’t the first senators to serve together after being campaign rivals

They’re not the first senators who duked it out during a campaign before going on to work together.

The 400K AZ households getting SNAP will have benefits through February if shutdown drags...

Federal funding for food stamps is set to run out at the end of January, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture has found a way to help Arizona and other states weather the storm for at least one more month if President Trump and Congress can’t reach a solution to end the ongoing government shutdown.

Few voters use federal-only ballots

Only a small number of people in Arizona cast federal-only ballots in the 2018 election, an option that’s available for people who don’t provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote.