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Why Arizona congressional candidates are drawn to run to districts they dont live in
Candidates running for Congress in Arizona have to live in the state, but there’s nothing in the U.S. Constitution requiring them to live in the districts they hope to represent.
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State lawmakers rushed through final action Wednesday on a measure aimed at border crossers and sent it to Gov. Katie Hobbs who already has said she will veto it.
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Phoenix leaders want state lawmakers to rethink some actions that are putting the city in a financial bind.
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Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes filed a lawsuit accusing the RealPage real estate software company of illegally colluding with nine large apartment owners to raise rents in Phoenix and Tucson.
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A spokesperson for Gov. Katie Hobbs says she’s exploring whether she has the power to expel members of Arizona Board of Regents, the body that oversees state universities.
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The fallout from the University of Arizona’s $177 million budget shortfall has taken a turn this week. Now Gov. Katie Hobbs is pitted against the Board of Regents, which oversees our state’s public universities.
The Show talked more about the investigations by the federal government into Grand Canyon University with Helen Rummel, the Arizona Republic’s higher education reporter.
The Show sat down with newly appointed Maricopa County Sheriff Russ Skinner to talk about his experience as Paul Penzone’s chief deputy, the legacy of Joe Arpaio and why he’s running for the office as a Democrat.
National Democrats are putting money behind efforts to flip control of the Arizona Legislature this year. The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee announced it is investing $61,100 in Arizona as part of a $750,000 investment in seven states across the country.
If AZ OKs new horse racing games, AG says tribes could withhold money
If the Legislature tries to authorize certain gambling devices related to horse racing, Arizona’s attorney general says that tribal communities could withhold money they’d normally owe the state from gambling revenues.
This November, Maricopa County voters will decide whether to extend the half-cent sales tax that has funded transportation projects for decades.
Hobbs wont discuss border security on Mexico trip
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs is headed to Mexico, but not to tackle immigration and border security issues. The governor and business leaders, including Arizona Commerce Authority President and CEO Sandra Watson, will instead focus on trade and economic development.
As funding runs out, Tucson could ask Border Patrol to drop migrants off at air force base
Tucson councilmembers discussed several options for what could come next — including asking the Border Patrol to drop off migrants at a federal facility, like the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, and getting more assistance from the state.
A new lawmaker at the Arizona House of Representatives won bipartisan support for a piece of legislation he first brought to the Capitol over a decade ago as a high school senior.
The Arizona Legislature has long been a place where fierce policy debates could be had, as well as the occasional personal insult. But some observers say decorum at the Capitol has recently been getting worse.
Arizona Sen. Ken Bennett (R-Prescott) voted twice Monday in favor of policies critics say target the transgender community. Then, he cast a crucial third vote against those same policies.
Democratic lawmakers and Latino advocacy groups are calling on Arizona businesses and state senators to oppose a Republican proposal they say will unfairly target the Latino community.
The bill is the second to address cultivated meat sales in the Legislature this year.
Several Republican members of Arizona’s Congressional delegation co-sponsored legislation that is receiving new scrutiny after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are children.
Arizona’s Kris Mayes joined a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general and the Federal Trade Commission in filing a lawsuit to stop the largest proposed merger of grocery stores in the U.S.
President Joe Biden is reportedly poised to sign an executive order that would prevent people crossing the border illegally from seeking asylum. Arizona Republic editor Elvia Díaz says the move will not be a magic wand.