Latest Arizona state government News

Giuliani becomes final defendant served indictment among 18 accused in Arizona fake electors case

May. 19, 2024 18:26 PM EDT

Arizona's attorney general says former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has been served an indictment in the state's fake elector case alongside 17 other defendants for his role in an attempt to overturn former President Donald Trump’s loss to Joe Biden in the 2020 election. Arizona...

Attorney John Eastman pleads not guilty to felony charges in Arizona’s fake elector case

May. 17, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Attorney John Eastman pleaded not guilty on Friday to conspiracy, fraud and forgery charges for his role in the effort to overturn Donald Trump’s loss in Arizona to Joe Biden in the 2020 election. Eastman, who devised a strategy to try to persuade Congress not to...

An Arizona judge helped revive an 1864 abortion law. His lawmaker wife joined Democrats to repeal it

May. 15, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

When it was Shawnna Bolick’s turn to speak, the words tumbled out of her. The conservative lawmaker was in the middle of a heated debate in the Republican-led Arizona Senate on a bill to repeal an 1864 law banning nearly all abortions, and Democrats needed at least one more vote...

Arizona's high court is allowing the attorney general 90 more days on her abortion ban strategy

May. 13, 2024 23:52 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's highest court on Monday gave the state's attorney general another 90 days to decide further legal action in the case over a 160-year-old near-total ban on abortion that lawmakers recently voted to repeal. The Arizona Supreme Court's order leaves in place...

Arizona governor's signing of abortion law repeal follows political fight by women lawmakers

May. 03, 2024 13:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs' signing of the repeal of a Civil War-era ban on nearly all abortions was a stirring occasion for the women working to ensure that the 19th century law remains in the past. Current and former state lawmakers, and reproductive rights advocates...

Arizona's Democratic governor signs a bill to repeal 1864 ban on most abortions

May. 02, 2024 22:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs has relegated a Civil War-era ban on most abortions to the past by signing a bill Thursday to repeal it. Hobbs says the move is just the beginning of a fight to protect reproductive health care in Arizona. The repeal of the 1864...

Arizona repealed its 1864 abortion ban. Democrats are still planning to use it against Trump

May. 02, 2024 16:22 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s 1864 abortion ban will soon be gone from the state's law books, but not from the campaign trail. Even as Gov. Katie Hobbs on Thursday signed a repeal of the law — one day after the state Senate passed it — Democrats running in the battleground state...

Arizona’s Democratic governor signs bill to repeal the state’s 1864 ban on nearly all abortions

May. 02, 2024 16:18 PM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s Democratic governor signs bill to repeal the state’s 1864 ban on nearly all abortions.

Biden expands 2 national monuments in California significant to tribal nations

May. 02, 2024 12:34 PM EDT

President Joe Biden on Thursday expanded two national monuments in California following calls from tribal nations, Indigenous community leaders and others for the permanent protection of nearly 120,000 acres (48,562 hectares) of important cultural and environmental land. The...

Arizona lawmakers vote to undo near-total abortion ban from 1864, with Gov. Hobbs expected to sign

May. 01, 2024 21:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature approved a repeal of a long-dormant ban on nearly all abortions Wednesday, sending the bill to Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs, who is expected to sign it. Two Republicans joined with Democrats in the Senate on the 16-14 vote in favor of repealing...