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Az Republicans want to bar state from making COVID-19 vaccines a requirement in schools

A Republican bill that would bar the state from making the COVID-19 vaccine a requirement for school enrollment passed out of committee Tuesday and will next head to the full House for a vote.... Read more»

Arizona ESA school voucher expansion advances, but likely to hit GOP roadblocks in House

An ambitious expansion of Arizona’s voucher-style program for K-12 schools passed its first test in the state Senate — but it’s likely destined for defeat in the House of Representatives, where a trio of Republican lawmakers have serious concerns. ... Read more»

Arizona Secretary of State’s online signature-gathering system breaks after redistricting

Arizona voters who want to sign online petitions and the candidates who need those signatures to get their names on the ballot this November are being thwarted by a glitch in the secretary of state’s system caused by the decennial redistricting process. ... Read more»

Maricopa GOP resolution targets Republican lawmakers over school voucher vote

Members of the Maricopa County Republican Party are moving to censure three GOP lawmakers for their vote against a massive expansion of Arizona’s voucher-style program for K-12 education.... Read more»

Sierra, in Hopkins ICU, becomes fourth state lawmaker hit by COVID-19

Arizona Rep. Lorenzo Sierra, D-Avondale, was being treated in the intensive care unit of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore Monday for “complications related to COVID-19,” one day after being hospitalized with the virus in Washington.... Read more»

House ends session, but fate of business lawsuit protections uncertain

The civil liability bill — which would require that those who sue after contracting COVID-19 show that the business committed gross negligence, rather than the current standard of negligence — can't proceed unless without Senate action... Read more»