Law & Government

Proposal would create more, smaller House districts

It is often said the government that is closest to the people serves them best, and one state senator wants to help lawmakers get a bit closer to the people by reducing the size of their districts.

Bill would eliminate clergy privilege, require reporting of child abuse

Clergy in Arizona would be required to report suspected child abuse, even if they learn of it during a confession, under a new proposal.

Biden’s not-so-secret superpower

America, where do we go from here? It’s a fair and necessary question.

Senate announces election audit agreement, but Maricopa County says there isn’t one

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday agreed to drop its legal fight challenging sweeping subpoenas for voting machines, ballots and other election materials that the Arizona Senate issued and will instead turn over the requested items so lawmakers can conduct an audit of Joe Biden’s win in the November election.

Ducey wants savings from K-12 enrollment decline to help students who have fallen behind in pandemic

Gov. Doug Ducey plans to use hundreds of millions of dollars that schools will lose from declining enrollment for programs to help students who have fallen behind during the COVID-19 pandemic, which left many schools relying on virtual learning instead of in-person education.

Ducey calls for $600 million in permanent income tax cuts

More than six years after he was first elected governor on a platform of getting Arizona’s income tax rates “as close to zero as possible,” Gov. Doug Ducey is looking to follow through on one of the core promises of his 2014 campaign.

GOP proposal would criminalize ‘intimidating’ police, first responders

A Republican lawmaker wants to make it a felony to intimate police, firefighters or other first responders because they are members of the law enforcement community, which critics say is an attempt to criminalize protests against police violence like those seen across Arizona last summer.

Bill aims to disallow Sharpies to be used on ballots

A bill at the Arizona legislature aims to prevent counties from requiring that specific markers or any other pen be used that may damage a ballot after a debunked claim that they spoiled ballots during the November election spread across social media during the election. 

Judge reschedules arguments due to new subpoena in election audit fight

The new legislative subpoena isn’t the same as the old subpoena, at least in terms of deciding whether the Arizona Senate can demand ballots, registration records, voting machines and other materials from the 2020 election, a Maricopa County judge said Wednesday.

Dem lawmakers ask DOJ to investigate Republicans over Capitol attack

Legislative Democrats are asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate four Arizona Republican officeholders for their possible involvement in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
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