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Bill that would’ve forced Arizona teachers to out students modified

A GOP bill that would have forced teachers to out LGBTQ students was amended in the Senate Education Committee Tuesday to remove that language, but still faced criticism from Democratic lawmakers and the LGBTQ community.... Read more»

Effort to punish human smugglers could end up criminalizing undocumented parents

A Republican proposal moving unimpeded through the Arizona legislature conflating child sex crimes and smuggling elicited outrage from Democratic legislators, who said that packaging the two issues in one bill is misleading. ... Read more»

Bill banning most abortions after 15 weeks passes Arizona Senate, heads to the House

A bill banning abortions after 15 weeks gestation, except in cases of medical emergency with makes exceptions for rape or incest, passed the Arizona Senate on a party-line vote and been sent to the House of Representatives. ... Read more»

Who won and who lost with the new Arizona legislative districts?

Political fortunes for a number of lawmakers shifted when the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission approved its final legislative map, granting a reprieve to some who were facing trouble and giving others new headaches as they head into their re-election campaigns.... Read more»1

Pima supervisors tap Dems Mathis & Abraham for 2 open seats in Legislature

A pair of Pima County Democrats were appointed to the Arizona Legislature on Tuesday, as the Board of Supervisors voted to fill two open seats, picking Christopher Mathis in LD9 and Morgan Abraham in LD10.... Read more»

Some Arizona lawmakers are posed to lose out in redistricting draft maps

A number of incumbent lawmakers find themselves facing suddenly unfavorable electoral prospects under the proposed legislative map drawn by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.... Read more»

Pima supervisors to pick replacement for Engel in Arizona Legislature

The Pima County Board of Supervisors will consider three candidates to replace outgoing state Sen. Kirsten Engel during a meeting Tuesday. ... 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»

Az Republican lawmakers pass bill critics say ‘erases’ non-binary people

The proposal by Rep. John Fillmore would bar all Arizona state agencies, departments, boards or commissions from identifying an individual’s sex as anything other than male or female.... Read more»

Conover wins Pima County Attorney race, Heinz ousts Valadez from Supes seat

In key Pima County races, Laura Conover won county attorney election with 57%, while Matt Heinz beat out incumbent Supervisor Ramon Valadez in the Democratic primary in District 2.... Read more»