PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s clemency board has declined to recommend to Gov. Doug Ducey that the death sentence of a man convicted in the 1984 kidnapping and killing of an 8-year-old girl be reduced to a lesser punishment, rejecting his claims that he is innocent of the crimes.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's Republican governor has signed legislation that will prevent state health officials from ever adding a COVID-19 vaccine to the list of required school inoculations and bar face mask mandates in any buildings operated by state or local governments.
PHOENIX (AP) — Two more bills restricting responses to the coronavirus pandemic are heading to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey's desk, including one that would impact the ability of future state leaders to respond to another airborne-spreading disease and a second blocking the state from ever requiring schoolchildren to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is calling on social media companies to better police their platforms for people recruiting drivers to smuggle immigrants across the border.
The Republican governor made the request Wednesday in a letter to the chief executives of the companies that run Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.
PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill requiring the state bar to pay attorney fees and other costs if the organization seeks to discipline a lawyer and ends up losing.
The Republican governor signed the measure on Monday, hours after Senate Republicans gave final approval in a party-line vote.
PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Friday limiting the ability of his successor to tap into the emergency powers that he used for more than two years in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
PHOENIX (AP) — A bill signed into law by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday requires health insurers and the state's Medicaid plan to pay for so-called “biomarker tests” that are needed for many modern cancer treatments.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday signed legislation that earmarks $400 million in state general fund cash to add a third lane in each direction to a 26-mile (42-kilometer) section of Interstate 10 south of Phoenix that has long been a congested bottleneck.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizonans bet nearly $492 million on sporting events in February and won back all but $24 million of that money, a slight dip as pro football ended except for the Super Bowl on Feb. 13.
PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday signed legislation that greatly expands the rights of parents to know anything their children tell a teacher or school counselor, the latest Republican effort to promote parental rights ahead of the 2022 election.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s clemency board has unanimously declined to recommend to Gov. Doug Ducey that the death sentence of a prisoner be delayed or reduced to life in prison in what would be the state's first use of the death penalty in nearly eight years.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's in-house lawyer has dropped her bid for the Republican nomination as the top prosecutor in Maricopa County.
Anni Foster announced her decision to end her campaign on social media Monday night.
PHOENIX (AP) — Legislation that greatly expands the rights of parents to know anything their children tell a teacher or school counselor and allows them to sue if information is withheld is headed to Republican Gov.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday signed legislation that prohibits government agencies from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations and bars schools from mandating masks for students under age 18 unless their parents approve.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the state's voters do not have the right to reject a massive income tax cut approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature and Gov.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is flush with cash but lawmakers are weeks into an impasse over the coming year's state budget and now looking at unusual solutions to try to break the logjam.
Republicans who hold just one-vote majorities in both the Senate and House began openly talking about enacting a “continuation budget,” that funds government at only the current year's level plus inflation adjustments last week.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors announced Friday that they may appoint one of three Republicans running to replace former County Attorney Allister Adel to temporarily fill her post, a move that would help that person's election chances.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona House voted Monday to delay the effective date for legislation signed last month requiring voters to provide evidence of their citizenship, which has already prompted two lawsuits amid fears by voting-rights advocates that it could cancel the registrations of thousands of people.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is scaling back updates of COVID-19 hospitalization data displayed on the state's coronavirus dashboard in the wake of the diminishing of the outbreak and Gov. Doug Ducey's recent end of the state of emergency that he declared over two years ago.
PHOENIX (AP) — Two lawsuits have been filed challenging a new Arizona law seeking to require proof of citizenship to vote.
Voting rights organizations and left-leaning advocacy groups filed the lawsuits shortly after Republican Gov.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Thursday that the state’s Department of Emergency and Military Affairs is sending 9,000 pounds of surplus equipment to Ukraine to help in its war against Russia.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey refused to say Thursday if transgender people actually exist, twice dodging direct questions on the subject just a day after he signed legislation limiting transgender rights.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday ended the state of emergency he declared at the start of the coronavirus pandemic more than two years ago.
The formal end of the statewide emergency came as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations dip to levels not seen since summer 2020.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s Republican governor signed a series of bills Wednesday targeting abortion and transgender rights, joining a growing list of GOP-led states pursuing a conservative social agenda.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes want a new state law that legalizes sports betting changed to allow them to keep running their mobile sports gambling operation when they move from Glendale to Arizona State University's hockey arena next season.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation that will prevent temporary medical licenses issued under his coronavirus executive orders from immediately becoming invalid if he ends the state of emergency he issued two years ago.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature on Thursday joined the growing list of Republican-led states to pass aggressive anti-abortion legislation as the conservative U.S. Supreme Court is considering ratcheting back abortion rights that have been in place for nearly 50 years.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature passed bills Thursday to prohibit gender reassignment surgery for minors and ban transgender athletes from playing on girls sports teams, joining a growing list of Republican-controlled states attempting to restrict transgender rights as they gain more visibility in culture and society.
PHOENIX (AP) — It took a lengthy filibuster on the Arizona House floor while Republican backers of a big business property tax break leaned on a fellow GOP lawmaker to switch her vote to yes, but the tax cut is close to heading to Republican Gov.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov, Doug Ducey is OK with Arizona dentists being able to offer Botox injections to smooth out facial wrinkles as they also handle their patients' tooth-decay issues.
The Republican governor signed off on a bill the Legislature overwhelmingly approved allowing dentists to give cosmetic injections of Botox or so-called dermal fillers.
PHOENIX (AP) — Proponents of extending an existing half-cent sales tax that funds Maricopa County transportation projects are closer to seeing it on the county ballot in November after the state Senate approved the measure on Wednesday.
PHOENIX (AP) — Flags at all state buildings will be lowered to half-staff Monday in honor of former Arizona House Minority Leader Robert McLendon.
McLendon died Wednesday at age 85.
He was a member of the state House of Representatives for nine terms from 1983-2001.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers are advancing legislation backed by utilities to have state regulators, not their federal counterparts, regulate disposal of toxic ash produced by coal-fired power plants.
PHOENIX (AP) — The next time you sit in the dental chair for a filling, your dentist may also be able to offer to handle those pesky wrinkles around your eyes by injecting some Botox.
All that's standing in the way is a signature from Republican Gov.
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the prospect of a red wave grows, a series of Republican missteps including recruiting stumbles, weak fundraising and intense infighting is threatening the GOP's path to the Senate majority.
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the prospect of a red wave grows, a series of Republican missteps including recruiting stumbles, weak fundraising and intense infighting is threatening the GOP’s path to the Senate majority.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has notified Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell that he will not enter his state's high-profile Senate contest, a disappointing development for establishment Republicans who saw Ducey as their best hope to defeat Democratic Sen.
FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. (AP) — The fountain at Fountain Hills is the latest Arizona landmark to glow in support of Ukraine.
Town officials tell Phoenix TV station ABC15 that the fountain east of Phoenix will be lit blue and yellow every Wednesday night through March for Ukraine and its citizens.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and a top leader in the state Legislature on Friday filled in a key part of a developing plan to boost the desert state’s increasingly strained water supply.
They plan to create a state agency to acquire new supplies and develop and fund projects, with deep pockets and the authority to go out and find sources that can secure the state's water future.
PHOENIX (AP) — A Democratic proposal to create a new tax credit for working low-income Arizonans that Republican Gov. Doug Ducey adopted as part of his budget proposal was approved by the Arizona Senate Wednesday.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate on Monday joined the House in voting to waive a constitutional cap on K-12 school spending that threatened to shut down public campuses across the state.
Monday's 23-6 Senate vote gave the measure the needed two-thirds majority in both chambers and goes into effect immediately.
PHOENIX (AP) — David Bradley, a Tucson Democrat who served 16 years in the Arizona Legislature with stints in both chambers and who was praised by former colleagues as a compassionate advocate and thoughtful public servant, died Saturday.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials will soon go from releasing new state COVID-19 statistics every day to every week.
Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona, who has been a special adviser to Gov.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is marking 110 years of statehood.
Gov. Doug Ducey issued a proclamation declaring Monday as Arizona Statehood Day.
It was on Feb. 14, 1912 that President William Howard Taft's signing of legislation that officially made Arizona the 48th U.S.
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona lawmaker Olivia Cajero Bedford, who served eight years in both the state House and Senate, has died. She was 83.
Bedford’s death was announcement Thursday on the Senate floor.
PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Rosa Mroz died Saturday after being critically injured when she was struck by a car three days earlier, the court announced in a statement,
Mroz, whose age was not immediately available, died from injuries suffered in the crash, which remains under investigation by Phoenix police, the court's statement said.
PHOENIX (AP) — A Democratic proposal to create a new tax credit for working low-income Arizonans that Republican Gov. Doug Ducey adopted as part of his budget proposal was approved by an Arizona Senate committee Wednesday.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey sued the Biden administration on Friday over its demand that the state stop sending millions in federal COVID-19 relief money to schools that don't have mask requirements or that close due to COVID-19 outbreaks.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey quietly tapped $95 million in federal coronavirus relief money in November to boost pay for state troopers, prison guards and workers in several other state departments deemed essential.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump stepped up his election-year effort to dominate the Republican Party, holding a rally in Arizona on Saturday in which he castigated anyone who dares to question his lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen, including the state’s GOP governor, Doug Ducey.