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Arizona lawmakers approve bipartisan $18 billion budget

Jun. 23, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's legislature approved a bipartisan $18 billion spending plan early Thursday that will make substantial investments in public schools, build new highways and pay down long-term debts. Lawmakers in the House and Senate ended a months-long impasse, working...

Arizona Senate Democrats force vote on gun background checks

May. 31, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Minority Democrats in the Arizona Senate used a procedural move Tuesday to force a vote on legislation that would require background checks for any firearm purchase. The move came a week after a man armed with two AR-15-type rifles killed 19 children and two...

Arizona state senator slammed for Buffalo shooting comments

May. 16, 2022 21:40 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate on Monday opened an ethics investigation into a firebrand Republican member who tweeted inflammatory comments about last weekend's racist attack at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket that left 10 people dead. The referral of Sen. Wendy Rogers of...