Law & Government

Phoenix distributes help to refugee businesses, but other immigrant groups left out

The City of Phoenix has helped about 40 refugee and asylee-owned businesses navigate the economic crisis due the COVID-19 pandemic through grants funded with federal relief dollars.  Meanwhile, a federal judge is expected to decide...

AZGOP chair eyes nullification of presidential election in new lawsuit

Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward wants a judge to allow her to examine ballots to determine if any were improperly counted in an effort to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's victory, though she hasn’t...

State revenues again exceed pessimistic projections

State revenues continued to exceed projections amid the pandemic and economic slump, a positive sign as newly elected and re-elected lawmakers prepare to head back to the Capitol in less than two months to...

Mayors say ‘now is the time’ for the statewide mask mandate Ducey opposes

The mayors of Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff and Tolleson are calling on Gov. Doug Ducey to institute a statewide mask mandate as COVID-19 cases in the state continue to rise.

As states face the loss of federal help amid ‘the worst part of the crisis,’ Washington is at a...

WASHINGTON — The number of coronavirus infections across the country is swelling at a perilous time for state governments, just weeks before federal support rushed through Congress in the pandemic’s early stages is set to end.  

Legislative Dems choose Bolding, Rios as new leaders

Legislative Democrats have new leaders in both chambers after choosing Sen. Rebecca Rios as the next Senate leader and Rep. Reginald Bolding as their next leader in the House.

Tuesday’s biggest loser will seek revenge at the Arizona Legislature

In Arizona, the biggest loser on Tuesday night wasn’t Donald Trump or Martha McSally. Rather, it was the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Republican lawmakers re-elect Bowers, Fann as leaders

Republican lawmakers elected Rusty Bowers as House speaker and Karen Fann as Senate president, while legislative Democrats postponed their elections while they await the outcome of several races. Bowers, R-Mesa, fended off a challenge from...

COVID-19 is my pre-existing condition. What will I do if the Affordable Care Act is demolished?

I've never had a pre-existing condition. I was born and raised in Phoenix, where I ran my first marathon at 16 years old. I won my first 50-miler and signed up for my first 100-miler soon after. I've run 23 marathons in my life. I’m 32 years old, I’m healthy. In early April, I nearly lost my life to COVID-19. 

History of rejected Arizona ballots creates further election uncertainty

PHOENIX – Less than a month away from the November election, Arizona’s voter registration deadline has changed twice in two weeks, putting into question whether the latest update will reach voters in time, and...
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