Latest Arizona State Legislature News

Arizona Republicans figure prominently in election turmoil

Jan. 14, 2021 7:38 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Several Arizona lawmakers figure prominently in the controversy over the Republican effort to overturn President Donald Trump’s election loss and the ensuing chaos after a mob stormed the Capitol. From raising objections to the state’s election results to attending or...

Judge: Arizona Senate, Maricopa County need to settle fight

Jan. 13, 2021 6:00 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge on Wednesday refused to order Maricopa County to turn over a raft of election data and copies of all mail-in ballots from November's election to Republicans who control the Arizona Senate, instead imploring the two sides to settle their bitter dispute. Maricopa County Superior Court...

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Phoenix to honor late civil rights icon Calvin C. Goode

Jan. 11, 2021 11:02 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix city officials, residents and prominent members of the Black community will honor late civil rights icon, city leader and longtime Arizona resident Calvin Coolidge Goode in the coming weeks. Goode died on Dec. 23 from an illness not related to COVID-19. He was 93. A virtual memorial...

FILE - In this May 19, 2020, file photo, Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers, R-Mesa, speaks during a vote in the Arizona House of Representatives in Phoenix. The Arizona Legislature returns to start its 2021 session Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in the midst of a pandemic that is enveloping the state and has potential to derail action for the second consecutive year. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Arizona Legislature kicks off 2021 session amid virus surge

Jan. 9, 2021 11:54 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature begins its 2021 session on Monday in the midst of a pandemic that is once again enveloping the state and carries the potential to derail action for the second consecutive year. But Republican and Democratic leaders of the House and Senate are already eyeing their top...

FILE - In this April 12, 2020, file photo, keeping to safe social distance guidelines, worshipers pray at their own vehicles as they attend an outside drive-in Easter service at the Living Word church due to the coronavirus in Mesa, Ariz. What began as a single case of a new coronavirus infecting a person affiliated with Arizona State University on Jan. 26 turned into a vast outbreak afflicting hundreds of thousands of Arizonans that had killed nearly 8,000 by the end of the year. The coronavirus pandemic was Arizona's top news story of the year. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Virus outbreak is Arizona's top story of 2020

Dec. 25, 2020 11:44 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — What began as a single case of a new coronavirus infecting someone affiliated with Arizona State University on Jan. 26 turned into a vast outbreak afflicting hundreds of thousands of Arizonans. As the end of the year approached, the virus had killed more than 8,000 people in the state. The...

Volunteers wearing face masks wave after they load boxes onto a delivery truck during an event to send Christmas gifts for the underprivileged in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. The Korea Youth Foundation sent Christmas gifts using a courier to help prevent against the coronavirus as the social distancing measures. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: Coronavirus cases keep rising in South Korea

Dec. 22, 2020 11:34 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has added 1,092 new coronavirus cases in a resurgence that is erasing hard-won epidemiological gains and eroding public confidence in the government’s ability to handle the outbreak. The national caseload has jumped by a quarter in the last two weeks alone, the...

Arizona Senate to require masks next legislative session

Dec. 22, 2020 11:30 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate has announced a new set of COVID-19 safety guidelines for the upcoming legislative session in January, including requiring masks. Arizona Senate President Karen Fann told the senators and staff on Monday that anyone who enters the Senate building must have their...

Dems challenge to Arizona redistricting panel list rejected

Dec. 7, 2020 5:37 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Democratic leaders of the Arizona Legislature who sought to disqualify two of five independents chosen as potential chairs of a commission that will redraw the state's political district boundaries next year. The Democrats argued that one of the...

FILE - Former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020, in Washington. President Donald Trump says his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani has tested positive for coronavirus.
The president on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020 confirmed in a tweet that Giuliani had tested positive for the virus. Giuliani has traveled extensively to battleground states in effort to help Trump subvert his election loss. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, file)

Lawmakers who met with Giuliani scramble after COVID news

Dec. 7, 2020 5:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani was “doing very well" after being hospitalized with the coronavirus as lawmakers in battleground states that Giuliani visited last week scrambled to make sure they did not contract the virus. The 76-year-old...

Arizona Legislature closes due to COVID-19 exposures

Dec. 7, 2020 4:57 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature is closing for a week because of recent potential exposure to COVID-19, including from Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's attorney who was maskless when he met with several Republican lawmakers less than a week before he was admitted to a hospital with the...