Latest Arizona state government News

Supreme Court denies request by Arizona candidates seeking to ban electronic vote tabulators

Apr. 22, 2024 12:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider a request by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kari Lake to ban the use of electronic vote-counting machines in Arizona. Lake and former Republican secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem filed suit two years...

Oil and gas companies must pay more to drill on federal lands under new Biden administration rule

Apr. 12, 2024 19:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oil and gas companies will have to pay more to drill on federal lands and satisfy stronger requirements to clean up old or abandoned wells under a final rule issued Friday by the Biden administration. The Interior Department's rule raises royalty rates for oil...

Trump pushes Arizona lawmakers to 'remedy' state abortion ruling that he says 'went too far'

Apr. 12, 2024 18:16 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump urged Arizona lawmakers on Friday to swiftly “remedy” the state Supreme Court ruling allowing prosecutors to enforce a near—total abortion ban that he declared anew “went too far.” Trump has repeatedly expressed pride in...

Former Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says the abortion ruling from justices he chose goes too far

Apr. 11, 2024 18:07 PM EDT

A ban on nearly all abortions in Arizona doesn’t sit well with the Republican former governor whose expansion of the state Supreme Court allowed him to appoint the four conservative justices whose ruling cleared the way for it. Doug Ducey is among Republicans in several states who...

Shouts of ‘Shame! Shame!’ erupt in Arizona House as fight over abortion ban engulfs lawmakers

Apr. 11, 2024 02:34 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature devolved into shouts of “Shame! Shame!” on Wednesday as Republican lawmakers quickly shut down discussion on a proposed repeal of the state's newly revived 1864 law that criminalizes abortion throughout pregnancy unless a woman’s life is at risk. ...

Arizona can enforce an 1864 law criminalizing nearly all abortions, court says

Apr. 09, 2024 21:02 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona will soon join 14 other states that have banned abortion at all stages of pregnancy after a state Supreme Court ruling Tuesday found that officials may enforce an 1864 law criminalizing all abortions except when a woman's life is at stake. The court said...

Democrats pounce on Arizona abortion ruling and say it could help them in November's election

Apr. 09, 2024 18:59 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrats pounced Tuesday on an Arizona Supreme Court ruling that permits enforcement of an 1864 law effectively banning abortion in the state, blaming former President Donald Trump and Republicans and pressing for political advantage on an issue that could dominate a critical 2024...

Arizona can enforce 1864 law criminalizing all abortions except those to save mother’s life, state Supreme Court rules

Apr. 09, 2024 13:26 PM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona can enforce 1864 law criminalizing all abortions except those to save mother’s life, state Supreme Court rules.

Embattled University of Arizona president plans 2026 resignation in midst of financial crisis

Apr. 02, 2024 17:42 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Embattled University of Arizona President Robert Robbins, who took a salary cut weeks ago and has become a central figure in the school's financial crisis. announced Tuesday that he will resign when his contract ends on June 30, 2026. Robbins said in a...

Texas’ migrant arrest law will remain on hold under new court ruling

Mar. 27, 2024 18:07 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Texas’ plans to arrest migrants suspected of illegally entering the U.S. will remain on hold under a federal appeals court order that likely prevents enforcement of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s new immigration law until a broader decision on whether it is legal. ...