Latest Arizona state government News

FBI subpoenas Republican Arizona Senate president's records

Jul. 01, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — FBI agents looking into events surrounding former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss have subpoenaed Arizona Senate President Karen Fann, who orchestrated a discredited review of the election. A second Republican senator who has...

High court: Arizona can enforce genetic issue abortion ban

Jun. 30, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday allowed enforcement of a 2021 Arizona law that lets prosecutors bring felony charges against doctors who knowingly terminate pregnancies solely because the fetuses have a genetic abnormality such as Down syndrome. The decision comes...

Ducey signs bill directing $335M to build border fence

Jun. 30, 2022 19:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Thursday that directs $335 million in state cash to construct virtual or physical fencing along the border with Mexico, part of a $564 million border security funding package that is the most ever spent by the state. The...

Republicans square off in raucous Arizona governor debate

Jun. 30, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Development attorney Karrin Taylor Robson called for leaving behind the 2020 election and focusing on the future while former news anchor Kari Lake doubled down on the lie that former President Donald Trump lost because of fraud as the Republican candidates for governor squared off...

Arizona, Louisiana among states grappling over abortion bans

Jun. 30, 2022 08:20 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Arizona’s attorney general says a total abortion ban that has been on the books since before statehood can be enforced and Louisiana's attorney general is warning doctors against performing abortions even while a ban there is temporarily blocked, as states grapple with...

Arizona attorney general: Pre-1901 abortion ban enforceable

Jun. 29, 2022 21:24 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's Republican attorney general announced Wednesday that a pre-statehood law that bans all abortions is enforceable and that he will soon file for the removal of an injunction that has blocked it for nearly 50 years. Attorney General Mark Brnovich's office said...

Trump endorses GOP rival to Jan. 6 witness Rusty Bowers

Jun. 29, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Donald Trump on Wednesday endorsed the Republican running against Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers, who last week gave powerful testimony to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. Bowers, who is blocked by term limits from seeking another term...

Yavapai County sheriff's deputy killed; suspect in custody

Jun. 29, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

CORDES LAKES, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday released the name of a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Yavapai County sheriff’s deputy. Sheriff’s officials said Robert McDowell, 61, of Mayer has been booked into a Prescott jail on suspicion of first-degree murder....

Ducey OKs $18B budget upping school, infrastructure spending

Jun. 28, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday signed into law his eighth and final state budget, an $18 billion spending plan that uses a record surplus to invest in education and infrastructure while lowering state debt and preparing for an economic downturn. The massive...

Salmon drops out of GOP primary race for Arizona governor

Jun. 28, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination for Arizona governor Tuesday, a move that comes a week before early ballots are mailed out and leaves just two top contenders in the GOP contest. Salmon was widely seen as trailing...