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Arizona GOP pushes bills to require voters prove citizenship

The Republican-controlled Arizona House voted Monday to amend and advance election reform bills that would require voters to furnish proof of citizenship upon registration and prohibit election officials from being on hand counting teams. ... Read more»

Arizona Republicans close in on passage of election restrictions

The Arizona House voted Tuesday to advance two election reform bills that would limit the creation of emergency voting centers and prohibit same-day voter registration - vital issues for Arizona Republicans who claim integrity concerns following the 2020 presidential election.... Read more»

Arizona House Speaker casts doubt on plan to break up Maricopa County

A proposal to split up Maricopa County got unanimous Republican backing in a House of Representatives committee, but doesn’t have the support of the most important GOP vote in the chamber — House Speaker Rusty Bowers. ... Read more»

Arizona House panel OKs new GOP restrictions on citizen initiatives

A House committee gave preliminary approval to two measures making it more difficult for Arizona voters to have their say on state policy at the ballot box.... Read more»

Arizona Republicans seek sovereignty over federal COVID mandates

Arizona Republican lawmakers seek sovereignty over federal COVID mandates in a slate of new bills. ... Read more»

Las universidades de todo el país enfrentan una rápida disminución en la matrícula masculina

Las universidades de todo el país enfrentan una rápida disminución en la inscripción de hombres con la Universidad de Arizona ligeramente abajo y ASU contrarrestando la tendencia. ... Read more»

Colleges nationwide face rapid decline in male enrollment; U of A down slightly, ASU bucks trend

A generation of men are disappearing from colleges – a trend accelerated by the pandemic - women are enrolling and graduating at slightly higher levels than men at the University of Arizona and ASU bucks the trend, but the gender gap is growing at state community colleges.... Read more»

Arizona state lawmakers in D.C. lobby for voting rights legislation, end of filibuster

Arizona Democratic lawmakers traveled to the nation’s capital this week to lobby members of Congress to pass voting and election reform legislation and end the Senate filibuster, which has prevented important reforms to Democrats from passing with a simple majority. ... 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»

Hispanic Democrats identify Arizona as a battleground state in 2020 elections

Arizona was identified by Democrats Monday as one of six battleground states for this fall’s election, a status that state lawmakers said has been 10 years in the making.... Read more»

Az House Democrats: ‘Offensive and wrong’ to assume we won’t be unified

Responding to a column this week, every Democrat in the Arizona House of Representatives pledged to vote for one of their own to lead the chamber if Democrats take control of the legislative chamber in this year's elections.... Read more»

Monday musings: Analysis

Will Dems win in 2020 only to see GOP control Az Leg in 2021?

Some deep blue Dems in the Legislature are being recruited to defect and vote for a Republican state House speaker, including Alma and Daniel Hernandez of Tucson. Plus: the 2020 presidential race all comes down to Wisconsin and Arizona.... Read more»1