Latest Arizona state government News

Arizona representative introduces bill to keep A-10 alive

Apr. 16, 2021 02:28 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers have introduced a bill that would keep the A-10 “Warthog" attack aircraft in operation. Democratic U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick introduced the bill in Congress this week to continue funding the plane, upholding a long tradition of Arizona...

Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry names new CEO

Apr. 15, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry on Thursday named an attorney who is a former deputy chief of staff to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey at its new president and CEO. Danny Seiden will start his new job early this summer, the Chamber announced. He...

Arizona reports 460 additional COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths

Apr. 15, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Thursday reported 460 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 14 more deaths as both counts fell below the state's latest seven-day rolling averages. The state's totals rose to 851,725 cases and 17,2123 deaths, according to the state's...

Arizona governor signs bill legalizing sports betting

Apr. 15, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Thursday that allows a major expansion of gambling, providing a potential revenue windfall for the state and for tribes that will be allowed to boost their gambling offerings. The measure approved by the Legislature...

Arizona legislation fetes civil rights icon Fred Korematsu

Apr. 15, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is honoring late civil rights icon Fred Korematsu, whose fight against Japanese American internment went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday signed legislation establishing a “Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties...

Arizona changes tax code to match US steps on COVID relief

Apr. 15, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Legislation approved with bipartisan support among state lawmakers and signed into law by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey conforms Arizona's tax code to federal income tax changes that include steps providing pandemic relief. The bill signed late Wednesday by...

Arizona history -April 18-24

Apr. 14, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

Sunday, April 18 On this date in 1924, the Chiricahua National Monument was established. On this date in 1924, 1,600 motorists were stranded at points of entrance to Arizona because of the embargo on all vehicular traffic due to a hoof and mouth...

Conservatives propose revised sex ed rules in LGBTQ pushback

Apr. 14, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Two years after Arizona lawmakers repealed a ban on any HIV/AIDS instruction that “promotes a homosexual lifestyle" as they faced a lawsuit, they have approved revamping the state's sex education laws to make them some of the strictest in the nation when it comes to...

Arizona finds 419 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths

Apr. 14, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials are reporting 419 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and an additional four deaths. The latest number of daily new cases released Wednesday by the state Department of Health Services is somewhat lower than the previous few days. ...

Arizona Senate will conduct audit at state fairgrounds

Apr. 14, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate is renting the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the state fairgrounds for its audit of Maricopa County’s election results. The Senate will use the former Phoenix Suns arena to store election equipment and 2.1 million 2020 ballots. ...