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Ad agency exec Beau Lane joins GOP primary for secretary of state

BY: - June 29, 2021

The already crowded Republican primary for secretary of state got a new entrant on Tuesday with the addition of advertising and marketing firm executive Beau Lane.

Shawnna Bolick

Shawnna Bolick, author of bill to reject voters’ presidential choice, running to be top elections official

BY: - June 22, 2021

State Rep. Shawnna Bolick, who sponsored legislation earlier this year that would have allowed the legislature to reject voters’ selection in presidential races, is running to become Arizona’s top elections official. 

Bolding running for secretary of state, will face Fontes in Dem primary

BY: - June 14, 2021

House Minority Leader Reginald Bolding is running for Arizona secretary of state, setting up a Democratic primary battle against former Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes.

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Proposed major events fund in budget would help cover Super Bowl costs

BY: - June 3, 2021

The proposed state budget includes $30 million for a new fund that would help attract major events in Arizona, and an as-yet undetermined chunk of that cash will help cover the costs for the state to host the mother of all major events: the Super Bowl.

Unable to win GOP support for a budget, lawmakers pause work for 2 weeks

BY: - May 27, 2021

The Senate on Thursday abandoned plans to vote on a budget and instead adjourned until June 10 amid a stalemate over a proposed budget deal and the massive income tax cut it includes.

GOP lawmaker kills early voting bill, says audit results should come first

BY: - April 22, 2021

A Republican bill that would have removed up to an estimated 200,000 voters from the list of people who automatically receive mail-in ballots is dead, and the GOP senator who dealt the fatal blow said she did it because she wants to wait until after the Senate completes its big election audit. After weeks of […]

GOP bill that could remove 200k people from the Permanent Early Voting List clears the House

BY: - April 21, 2021

A bill that could remove tens of thousands of voters from the state’s Permanent Early Voting List is one step closer to Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk after a day of partisan rancor and procedural maneuvers in the Arizona House of Representatives.

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Lawmakers are poised to let the Diamondbacks renovate Chase Field with a new ticket tax

BY: - April 16, 2021

The Arizona Diamondbacks would be able to finance hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of renovations to Chase Field, and maybe add a hotel and other amenities to the area as well, by bonding against a new sales tax on tickets under a proposal working its way through the legislature.

Business group pressures AZGOP lawmakers to abandon voter suppression bills

BY: - April 5, 2021

Prominent business leaders are asking lawmakers to reject several election-related bills that they deemed attempts to suppress voting in Arizona, a move that comes as Georgia faces calls for boycotts for passing similar legislation.

Mark Finchem

Leading proponent of election fraud conspiracy theories wants to oversee Arizona elections

BY: - March 29, 2021

State Rep. Mark Finchem, one of the legislature’s leading proponents of the baseless allegations and conspiracy theories claiming former President Donald Trump was cheated out of the 2020 election, is running to be Arizona’s top elections official.

Ducey, local governments can enact new emergency orders if legislature repeals old one

BY: - February 18, 2021

Repealing Gov. Doug Ducey’s emergency declaration may not go nearly as far as some GOP lawmakers want toward reopening the state and ending the restrictions imposed to combat the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a new opinion issued by Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

COMMENTARY

Republicans want to make our democracy smaller. We can’t let them.

BY: - February 1, 2021

In 2020, we were challenged in many ways. The year challenged our healthcare system, our economy, our families. It also challenged our democracy.