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These Arizona GOP lawmakers voted to support 1864 abortion law. Now, they want to repeal it
Now, a handful of Republican state lawmakers say they want to repeal that the 1864 near-total abortion ban, just two years after they voted for legislation that explicitly supported it.
Republican leaders block, ignore efforts by Democrats to repeal abortion law
Democrats in the Arizona Senate plan to file an ethics complaint against Republican leaders who blocked their attempt to repeal the state’s near-total abortion ban.
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Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs says local prosecutors are still barred from bringing charges for abortion-related crimes even though the state Supreme Court reinstated a near-total abortion ban.
A lawsuit filed by the relatives of two Native American men claims the state of Arizona is at fault for their deaths.
Gov. Katie Hobbs announced the launch of the Arizona is Home program using $10 million from the state’s Housing Trust Fund and $3 million in federal COVID-19 relief. Hobbs said that is enough to help up to 500 families.
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signed 30 bills into law this week, and vetoed five others. State schools chief Tom Horne released a statement Friday criticizing her veto of a bill to restrict mobile devices at school.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded nearly $55 million dollars in additional border-related funds to two Arizona counties and two organizations.
Liz Archuleta replaces Lyndel Manson, whose term has expired; while Northern Arizona University student Jadyn Fisher replaces outgoing student regent Katelyn Rees.
Prickly newsletter: A 160-year-old history lesson
The near-total abortion ban upheld by the Arizona Supreme Court this week has dominated headlines across the state and country. But not as much attention has been paid to what exactly "near-total" means. Get more insight from the latest edition of Prickly, KJZZ's political newsletter.
Vice President Kamala Harris visited Tucson on Friday to campaign for reproductive rights, following the state Supreme Court ruling allowing a near-total abortion ban to be enforced.
In December, Gila County supervisors voted to regulate short-term rentals like Airbnb. But Sen. Wendy Rogers (R-Flagstaff) asked the attorney general to investigate whether the county’s new ordinance is legal.
Arizona is facing a budget deficit, but it’s not as bad as the state’s financial advisers initially thought. In January, legislative budget analysts reported that Arizona would face a $1.7 billion shortfall over the next two years. But analysts on the state’s Financial Advisory Committee have revised those projections.
Indigenous leaders including Tohono O’odham Chairman Verlon Jose said they left the hearing, chaired by U.S Rep. Paul Gosar, afraid it was just another “check-a-box-off” exercise.
Tucson City Council not ready to call for Gaza ceasefire
Councilmembers held a study session discussion on a potential ceasefire resolution earlier this week.
This week's decision by the Arizona Supreme Court upholding a territorial-era near total ban on abortion has led to questions about what the legal landscape will look like in the short term.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors took action Wednesday to formally define proper decorum for people attending its public meetings. The move comes weeks after the board tightened security based on advice from law enforcement
Republican leaders of the Arizona House and Senate blocked or outright ignored efforts by legislative Democrats on Wednesday afternoon to repeal the state's 1864 law banning abortions except to save the life of the mother.
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Arizona House Democrats who also work as teachers asked the state Department of Education to explain why it’s withholding federal funding from schools, but ADE officials say it’s actually the federal government who is making cuts under Title I.
Legal expert Barbara Atwood spoke with The Show to break down some of the legal reasoning and questions after the Arizona Supreme Court ruled a near-total abortion ban from 1864 can go into effect.
A bill introduced in the U.S. House this week would set aside an additional $2 billion to address affordable housing in Phoenix and other fast-growing metro areas around the country.
When former president Republican Donald Trump was asked if he believes Arizona’s abortion ban goes too far, he said it does, but said he thought it would be straightened out.