Law & Government

U.S. House passes LGBTQ rights bill, despite GOP opposition

Among the Arizona delegation, all five Democrats voted for the bill and all four Republicans voted against it.

Ducey to decide on bill to slightly move up primary

Gov. Doug Ducey will get the final say on whether to move Arizona’s primary election, which is among the latest in the United States, a few weeks earlier.On a 24-2 vote, the Senate on...

Speaker preparing sexual abuse statute of limitations bill to break budget impasse

The top Republican in the Arizona House of Representatives appears to be attempting to break a legislative logjam by introducing a measure to increase the statute of limitations for victims of childhood sexual crimes that several GOP senators have said is key if leaders want them to vote on the budget.

Rep. Stanton could be key player in House impeachment fight

WASHINGTON – If the U.S. House ultimately moves to impeach President Trump, U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton could be on a team of Democrats that makes the case to the U.S. Senate to oust the...

House OKs vaping industry bill

With little fanfare and no debate, the Arizona House of Representatives gave its preliminary approval to a measure backed by the vaping industry.

No budget deal yet, but House Republicans say they’re getting closer

A procedural motion to clear the way for budget bills in the Arizona House of Representatives isn’t a sign that a deal is near.The House on Wednesday approved a motion to allow the introduction...

US governors proposed $2.9B in new spending on early childhood, Ducey proposed $0 in Arizona

In Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey is one of 17 governors – two Democrats, 15 Republicans – to propose no new state spending on early childhood programs.

Bill to regulate Airbnb heads to Ducey’s desk

A bill with broad bipartisan support that would add new regulations to short-term and vacation rental properties, such as those on Airbnb and VRBO, is heading to the governor’s desk for final approval.House...

New law changes how English Language learners are taught. But what comes next?

A cacophony of voices speaking in Spanish, interspersed with laughter, fills a classroom at Rhodes Junior High School. Some students speak halting English, but on occasion they attempt to translate for students who don’t speak any.

Ducey signs bill to study murders of Native women

Gov. Doug Ducey has signed into law a bill that will create a study committee to examine cases of murdered and missing indigenous women and girls.