Latest Arizona state government News

Lawyer: Arizona Senate's 2020 election review out next week

Sep. 16, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An attorney representing the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate told a judge Thursday that the long-delayed review of 2020 election results in the state's most populous county will be released next week. The results of the so-called audit of President...

Arizona reports 2,855 new COVID-19 cases, 27 more deaths

Sep. 16, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

Arizona health officials are reporting 2,855 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and another 27 related deaths. The state Department of Health Services dashboard released the new figures Thursday morning. This brings the totals for Arizona since the pandemic's onset to 1,058,774...

Arizona House member tapped for Navarette's old Senate seat

Sep. 15, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday selected a sitting member of the Arizona House to replace a state senator who resigned after being charged with child molestation. The board chose Rep. Raquel Teran from a list of three candidates...

Arizona reports 2,432 additional COVID cases, 29 more deaths

Sep. 15, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Wednesday reported 2,432 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 29 deaths, increasing the state’s totals to 1,055.919 cases and 19,333 deaths. Virus-related hospitalizations remained over 2,000, with 2,077 COVID-19 patients occupying...

Arizona high court to consider AG's suit against university

Sep. 15, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The state Supreme Court has agreed to review two lower courts' rulings against state Attorney General Mark Brnovich in his lawsuit challenging a deal between Arizona State University and hotel developers. A brief order released by the state high court...

Arizona Supreme Court allows release of Senate audit records

Sep. 14, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an effort by the state Senate to keep secret records of its ongoing review of the 2020 election in Maricopa County that are in the possession of the contractors conducting the recount. The high court without...

Arizona AG files first lawsuit against Biden vaccine rules

Sep. 14, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed the first lawsuit Tuesday to block President Joe Biden's new vaccine requirements that could affect 100 million workers. Brnovich, who is running in a crowded Republican primary for U.S. Senate, claims Biden is...

Trump gives endorsement in Arizona secretary of state race

Sep. 13, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former President Donald Trump put his mark on the race for Arizona’s top election official Monday, giving his influential endorsement to a state lawmaker who was at the Jan. 6 insurrection and worked to overturn Trump's 2020 loss. Trump's endorsement of...

Judge weighs challenge to Arizona ban on school mask mandate

Sep. 13, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge was considering whether to overturn several new Arizona laws that restrict the power of cities, counties and school districts to impose COVID-19 restrictions like mask mandates after hearing arguments in the case Monday. A coalition of educators,...

Arizona getting emergency federal funds to fix flood damage

Sep. 13, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

President Joe Biden on Monday approved Arizona’s request to declare a major disaster over monsoon flooding two months ago so the state can get emergency federal funds. He also ordered federal assistance to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas of...