Law & Government

Ducey put Reagan’s elections manual on hold after county recorders complained

Gov. Doug Ducey withheld his approval from the elections procedures manual that Secretary of State Michele Reagan’s Office drafted for the 2018 election after county recorders identified a number of flaws and asked him not to allow it to go into effect.

Maricopa County recorder says he’ll adopt new policy on early ballot signatures

County Recorder Adrian Fontes said his office’s top priority is to ensure that voters’ needs are met. And as long as his office has the ability to contact voters to find out whether they were the ones who signed their early ballot envelopes, he said it should do so.

Groups threaten lawsuit over early ballot rejections

A coalition of civil rights and voting rights groups want Arizona elections officials to give voters a chance to correct the record before their early ballots are rejected over mismatched signatures, and may sue if new policies aren’t put in place for next month’s election.

How is Arizona’s constitution amended?

Arizona’s Constitution has been amended over 150 times since Arizona moved from territory to statehood in 1912 but what exactly goes into creating an amendment?

Goldwater Institute hosting discussion on the virtues of anonymous money in politics

Tuesday evening at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law, the Goldwater Institute will be discussing what some see as an attack on free speech: full campaign finance disclosure.

Kavanaugh appointment could encourage new abortion legislation in Arizona

With the 2019 legislative session just months away, Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court could be the spark for Arizona to push the envelope on anti-abortion legislation.

Community groups want more Arizona gov’t oversight of migrant shelters

A coalition of Arizona groups seeking the release and reunification of migrant children and families are calling for state officials to implement stronger measures to address what they call a systemic pattern of physical and sexual abuse of children at Southwest Key facilities, which house migrant minors.

Ducey reporting some PAC contributions as coming from individuals

The Arizona Mirror has been publishing an ongoing series about money spent by Political action committees in races in Arizona.But individual donations can be just as important, if not more so in some...

Clean Energy campaign to spend “millions” against Brnovich

As the election season heads into the home stretch, the campaign for a ballot measure that would mandate a dramatic increase in renewable energy use has largely shifted its focus from Proposition 127 to defeating Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

Developmental disabilities service providers say state funding for minimum wage increase lagging

State funding for organizations that care for people with developmental disabilities isn’t keeping up with Arizona’s rising minimum wage, and the groups that contract with the state to provide those services are feeling the...