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Proponents of photo enforcement say it both keeps Arizona’s roads and local police officers safer.

Legislation barring photo radar and red-light cameras in Arizona is closer to becoming law, despite concerns that it could increase traffic accidents and deaths. Read more»

The proposal to cement the direct primary format across the state is a preemptive move from the legislature’s ultra-conservative Arizona Freedom Caucus to block the upcoming plans of voter advocacy organizations.

Far-right lawmakers are hoping Arizonans will vote to prohibit ranked-choice voting in 2024, aiming to cripple the efforts of voter organizations to put the system up for consideration on the same ballot. Read more»

Right-wing protesters gather outside the Maricopa County Elections Department on Nov. 4, 2020, demanding that all ballots for Donald Trump be counted. Inside the building, election workers were busy counting hundreds of thousands of ballots.

Following in the footsteps of six conservative-led states, Senate Republicans want to pull Arizona’s membership from a multistate coalition that aids in cleaning voter rolls, following false claims that the coalition is part of a liberal conspiracy to rig elections. Read more»

One of the bills, SB1030, initially sought to require a county board of supervisors to regulate businesses that host drag shows by adding them to the list of regulated adult-oriented businesses.

Arizona Senate Republicans voted Wednesday to support two bills aimed at regulating drag shows and related performances, despite concerns that the bills are intended only to regulate and ostracize LGBTQ people and content. Read more»

A drag artist performs on the stage at Phoenix Pride Festival 2011. Photo by

Legislation that passed the Arizona Senate prohibits any entity that receives state funding from hosting a “drag show targeting minors” or risk forfeiting that money for three years, and bans school districts, cities and towns from using private money to pay for such a show. Read more»

"A proposed amendment to the Arizona Constitution, if passed, would mean choices that voters have made for Tucson would be null and void and would limit our ability to govern ourselves in the future." — Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham Read more»

Marchers walk by the historic state Capitol building in Phoenix on Jan. 22, 2023, during a protest of recent bill proposals that criminalize drag shows.

Arizona Republican lawmakers unanimously backed a measure that critics warn would harm trans students, ignoring pleas from parents and students to reject it, and in spite of its unconstitutionality and guaranteed veto. Read more»

A drag artist performs on the stage at Phoenix Pride Festival 2011.

Drag artists who perform in front of children would be forced to register as sex offenders and face a minimum of 10 years in prison, under the latest measure Arizona Republican lawmakers have advanced in their vendetta against drag performers. Read more»

The number of signatures needed to put a measure on the ballot in Arizona would roughly double if a GOP plan to amend the state constitution is successful.

Republican lawmakers are seeking to place a measure on the 2024 ballot that critics say could further hamstring Arizonans’ efforts to pass their own laws by increasing the number of signatures required to put changes to state law and the constitution on the ballot. Read more»

Sen. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills.

After the Arizona attorney general last year refused to defend a new law making it a crime to take video of police officers in some situations, the law’s author is back with a proposal that would require the state’s top attorney to defend every law. Read more»