Law & Government

Hobbs says Brnovich opinion is ‘political grandstanding’

In a wholesale rejection of a legal opinion from Attorney General Mark Brnovich declaring her plan to halt in-person campaign filings because of COVID-19, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said the AG was engaging in “political grandstandnig” in the face of a pandemic.

Listen to the experts on COVID-19, not the pundits

In this time of crisis, we all need to do our part to control the spread of COVID-19. That includes controlling the spread of misinformation. Trust the subject matter experts, not the spin doctors.

Ducey delays evictions during COVID-19 pandemic

Gov. Doug Ducey issued an executive order Tuesday that delays the enforcement of eviction orders for people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

First he called Mexicans ‘criminals,’ then he called COVID-19 the ‘Chinese virus’

First he called Mexicans criminals, and we spoke out. Then he banned the Muslims, and we spoke out.

AG: Hobbs can’t end in-person candidate fillings because of COVID-19

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says Secretary of State Katie Hobbs can’t require all prospective candidates to either mail or use a new drop box to submit the nominating petitions required for them to qualify for the ballot.

Workers worry unemployment benefits don’t fit the COVID-19 economy

It was about noon this past Friday when Maria Valdez received a call from her boss.

Visitors flock to National Parks after Trump waives fees. Is that safe?

Visitors at Arizona’s Saguaro National Park overflowed parking lots last week and pulled their vehicles off road, destroying vegetation. Park managers issued a plea on Facebook, asking visitors to change their hiking plans based on availability.

Ducey, GOP governors calling for direct federal COVID-19 aid to states

Gov. Doug Ducey joined 20 other Republican governors in authoring a letter calling on Congress to include direct aid to states as part of their COVID-19 response plans.

Penzone: Don’t open new jail, use it to treat COVID-19 patients

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone is asking that a new $185 million jail intake and jail facility in south Phoenix not open as scheduled, and that it instead be considered by public health officials as a space for temporary care and treatment of COVID-19 patients.

‘Skinny’ budget with COVID-19 aid passes after weekend delay

The Arizona House of Representatives passed a so-called “skinny budget” that includes a $50 million aid package to assist victims of COVID-19 and others harmed by the pandemic. 
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