Latest Arizona state government News

AP FACT CHECK: Trump is relentless in election fabrications

Jul. 25, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — In mid-May, partisan investigators hired by Arizona state lawmakers backed off their allegation that the state's most populous county had destroyed its 2020 election database. Confronted with proof that the data still existed, they admitted everything was there. ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump is relentless in election fabrications

Jul. 24, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — In mid-May, partisan investigators hired by Arizona state lawmakers backed off their allegation that the state's most populous county had destroyed its 2020 election database. Confronted with proof that the data still existed, they admitted everything was there. ...

Arizona GOP official: Ballots in recount safe from roof leak

Jul. 23, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona Republican official said Friday that ballots stored for the review of the Maricopa County 2020 election were not damaged by water leaking from the ceiling at a state fairgrounds building during Phoenix-area monsoon thunderstorms. “No ballots...

Arizona governor renews vaccination push as virus cases rise

Jul. 23, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — As COVID-19 case numbers continue to climb in Arizona, the governor on Friday reiterated calls for people to get vaccinated but also maintained it was a personal choice. “We have made it clear from the very beginning that we will never mandate the...

Appeals court upholds dismissal of ousted lawmaker's lawsuit

Jul. 23, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a former Arizona legislator who was expelled by the state House in 2018 for sexual harassment. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a Thursday opinion...

Lawsuit aims to stop referendum effort to block tax cuts

Jul. 23, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An advocacy group has filed a lawsuit to stop a citizen petition drive that aims to block big tax cuts enacted by the Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature and signed by GOP Gov. Doug Ducey. The Arizona Republic reported a group...

Arizona history-July 25-31

Jul. 21, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

Sunday, July 25 On this date in 1865, the first Masonic Lodge in Arizona held its first meeting in the upper room of the Governor’s mansion in Prescott. On this date in 1917, Rancher Tom Price and his wife and two children were sleeping in their...

Ducey picks lobbyist, executive to oversee universities

Jul. 19, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed a former longtime Arizona Public Service lobbyist and a retired Microsoft executive to oversee Arizona's three universities. Ducey announced Monday he's picked Jessica Pacheco and Bob Herbold to fill two vacant seats...

Arizona reports over 1,000 virus cases for 4th straight day

Jul. 17, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Saturday reported over 1,000 additional COVID-19 cases for the fourth straight day as virus-related hospitalizations continued to increase. The state Department of Health Services' coronavirus dashboard reported 1,152 additional cases and 14...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump makes false claims about Arizona audit

Jul. 17, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former President Donald Trump issued three statements in two days falsely claiming that voting fraud and irregularities cost him Arizona's electoral votes. Trump relied on comments made Thursday by contractors hired by state Senate Republicans to oversee...