Arizona

Federal judge denies Brnovich injunction in deportation pause lawsuit

A federal judge in Arizona on Thursday said she’ll deny a request from Attorney General Mark Brnovich to issue a preliminary injunction prohibiting the federal government from enforcing a temporary pause on deportations. 

‘A once in a generation investment’: Biden unveils $2T infrastructure package; creating millions of jobs

Biden released broad details of a $2 trillion infrastructure package that would rebuild highways and bridges, along with providing funding programs for housing, broadband and schools and increasing U.S. manufacturing jobs over the next eight years.

Ducey wants to deploy the National Guard to the border

Gov. Doug Ducey wants to use Arizona National Guard troops to help local law enforcement officials to deal with the crisis at the Mexican border and is asking the federal government to help cover the costs.

Ducey ends local mask mandates, business restrictions

Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday barred Arizona cities and counties from mandating masks in public places and businesses and rolled back statewide requirements that businesses require customers to wear masks and maintain physical distance...

Brnovich to sue feds over tax cut restriction in COVID relief act

Attorney General Mark Brnovich plans to sue the U.S. Treasury Department over a provision in a federal COVID-19 relief package that limits states’ ability to cut taxes.

GOP lawmakers, Ducey not deterred on cutting taxes if they take federal COVID cash

Republican lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey aren’t changing their plans for big tax cuts this year, despite a provision of the latest federal COVID relief bill seeking to block states from using the money to fund tax reductions.

GOP AGs slam tax cut ban in stimulus law as ‘unprecedented and unconstitutional’

WASHINGTON — Republican attorneys general from 21 states are attacking the $1.9 trillion pandemic relief law as an “unprecedented and unconstitutional infringement” on state sovereignty because it restricts tax cuts by states.

Will the latest COVID aid package prohibit Ducey’s tax cuts?

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s massive pandemic stimulus law pumps a welcome infusion of federal aid into state and local government coffers — but one brief section is raising questions about whether states are barred from cutting their own taxes if they accept the federal help.

Pandemic aid bill means more than $16 billion to Arizona governments, schools, workers

More than $16.1 billion is headed to Arizona in the pandemic aid package that was passed by Congress Wednesday, including billions of dollars for local governments, schools, health care and businesses.

Ducey back-to-school order leaves educators shocked, scrambling, upset

Educators across Arizona on Thursday were calling Gov. Doug Ducey’s surprise back-to-school order disruptive, challenging and frustrating, a last-minute complication to reopening plans that many schools already had in the works.
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