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Arizona Republicans end election reform stalemate with slate of bipartisan bills

Arizona Republican lawmakers approved a slate of election reform bills Tuesday, including prohibiting same-day voter registration, lowering standards on automatic recounts and mandating a real-time tabulation of ballots on Election Day.... Read more»

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Arizona would likely see recounts after every election under popular bill

A bill with bipartisan support awaiting a final vote as early as today in the Arizona Legislature would vastly widen the margin of votes between candidates that triggers an automatic recount in primary and general elections, for almost every type of race. ... Read more»

Bill targeting mask mandates in Arizona schools passes Senate, moves to Ducey’s desk

The future of classroom COVID-19 mitigation measures now lies in Gov. Doug Ducey’s hands: A bill the state Senate approved Monday would force schools to seek parental consent if they want to keep their students masked up. ... Read more»

Special Arizona legislative session expected for plan to 'repeal-and-accelerate' tax cut package

Lawmakers are preparing for a possible special session to make changes to last year’s historic income tax cut package in a way that would avert a statewide vote on it in November, and to try to reverse a recent law that temporarily eliminates elections elections for political party activists.... Read more»

Counties: retroactivity clause won’t put party activists back on Arizona ballot

The retroactivity clause that House and Senate GOP lawmakers are pinning their hopes on to restore elections for party activists this year won’t actually put those races back on the ballot, according to the Arizona Association of Counties. ... Read more»

Arizona Senate approves bill requiring teachers to post curriculum online

Citing a need for academic transparency, Senate Republicans on Monday approved a bill that would require teachers to post all their lesson plans and materials online for parental review, despite some reservations.... Read more»

Arizona state senators block a dozen GOP-sponsored election reform bills

The Arizona Senate blocked a sweeping slate of GOP-sponsored election reform bills Monday that many state Republicans claimed would have addressed concerns of election integrity, following the state's audit of the 2020 presidential election. ... Read more»

Az Senate approves $150M in tax credits for film producers

Arizona landscapes would have a better chance of ending up on the silver screen under a legislative proposal to lure production companies to the Grand Canyon State with $150 million in tax credits that the Senate has approved. ... Read more»

Az schools dodge massive cuts as Leg raises spending cap for this year

The state Senate voted Monday to raise the aggregate expenditure limit for K-12 schools, heading off a funding crisis and allowing Arizona schools to use nearly nearly $1.2 billion that would have otherwise gone to waste.... Read more»

Republicans give tentative approval to banning Chinese communists from owning land in Arizona

A Republican bill passed in committee Wednesday would ban the Chinese Communist Party and "its members" from owning any real estate in Arizona.... Read more»1

Push to repeal English-only education appears abandoned in 2022

After three consecutive years of Republican lawmakers championing a proposal to repeal the decades-old law that prohibits bilingual education for English-language learners in Arizona, it appears the effort won't get a push this legislative session.... Read more»

Bill to limit Arizona governor's emergency powers was sparked by Ducey's COVID orders

New legislation that limits the power of future Arizona governors to declare a public health emergency has passed the Senate Government Committee with a slim margin and now awaits debate by the full Senate.... Read more»

Lies about the 2020 election propel Arizona bills aimed at combating non-existent fraud

Cheered on by an enthusiastic crowd that espoused conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential vote, the Senate Government Committee advanced a slew of bills aimed at curbing or alleviating concerns about election fraud in Arizona, despite little evidence of such incidents. ... Read more»

Arizona senator wants to cancel vote on in-state Dreamer tuition because GOP senators were in minority

Republican Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita says voters shouldn’t get to weigh in on a ballot measure next year that would repeal a state law prohibiting undocumented students from accessing in-state tuition because not enough Republicans supported the proposal.... Read more»

Trump endorses Mark Finchem in Arizona secretary of state race

Donald Trump endorsed state Rep. Mark Finchem in the crowded Republican primary for secretary of state, throwing his support behind a candidate who is one of Arizona's most vocal proponents of the false allegations that the 2020 presidential election was rigged.... Read more»

Maricopa County: Defying 'audit' subpoena not illegal unless Az Senate votes for contempt measure

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is arguing that its refusal to comply with the Arizona Senate’s demand for routers used by the county’s elections department essentially isn’t illegal because the Senate lacks the ability to enforce its subpoena while it’s not in session.... Read more»

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