Latest Arizona state government News

Arizona lawmaker quits to focus on run for governor

Sep. 20, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Rep. Aaron Lieberman has become the second Democratic lawmaker to leave office to focus on a run for higher office. Lieberman announced Monday that he's immediately resigning from the House so he can devote himself fulltime to his campaign for...

Arizona reports, 2,020 new COVID-19 cases but no new deaths

Sep. 20, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

Arizona health officials are reporting 2,020 new confirmed COVID-19 cases but no new deaths. The state Department of Health Services released its latest dashboard data Monday. It brings Arizona's totals since the pandemic began to 1,068,823 cases and 19,513 deaths. ...

Lawmakers: Atmosphere at Arizona Legislature more toxic now

Sep. 20, 2021 07:03 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Senate President Karen Fann’s Sept. 10 press release was short on details but clear on one point – a senator had received a threat of some kind over the Senate’s audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County. Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita,...

The Latest: Arizona reports more deaths, fewer virus cases

Sep. 18, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX — Arizona reported more than 100 daily coronavirus deaths for the second time since February. The 108 confirmed deaths and 2,742 new coronavirus cases were reported Saturday. Hospitalizations dropped below 2,000 for the first time in nearly three weeks, with...

County cuts deal to end fight over Arizona Senate subpoena

Sep. 17, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Board members overseeing Arizona’s most populous county reached an agreement Friday evening with the Republican-controlled state Senate that will end a standoff over a Senate demand that they hand over computer routers for use in an unprecedented partisan election review. ...

Report says Wickenburg school official wrongly got free dirt

Sep. 17, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A former Wickenburg school district official illegally hit pay dirt — up to 700 truckloads of it — from a district-owned excavation site and then used it for his own property, state watchdog officials said. A grand jury indictment charges William...

Arizona official seeks probe after voter data posted online

Sep. 16, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer is asking Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate after voter registration records were posted online. Voter registration records known as the “voter file” are available to the public, but it's a...

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...