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The COVID-19 pandemic has hit long-term care facilities and the senior population the hardest, especially in Arizona, where over 77% of deaths are in people 65+. In addition, deaths in long-term care … more
PHOENIX — The state’s top health official said Monday there will be more cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in Arizona. But State Health Director Cara Christ said that doesn’t necessarily … more
PHOENIX — Two months after throwing out a lawsuit against the Arizona Board of Regents, the judge who heard the case ordered the state to pay nearly $1 million in the agency’s legal … more
PHOENIX — Alarmed by viral videos of what appear to be teen hijinks, a House panel voted Wednesday to make it a felony to tamper with food products and post the deed on the internet. more
PHOENIX — State lawmakers took the first steps Wednesday to further reduce state revenues in the name of providing more incentives for Arizonans to donate to charity. HB 2356 would allow … more
PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday blamed “the media” for spreading what he says is false information about funding for education. Mr. Ducey, speaking to a group of business … more
PHOENIX — Arizona’s economy continues to improve, with the state’s jobless rate dropping in December to the lowest point since January 2008. New figures from the state Office of … more
PHOENIX — Legislation to require mandatory 5-year prison terms for anyone who sells even the slightest amount of opioids appears dead, at least in its current form. Current law says people … more
PHOENIX — It may be gross to take the lid off a quart of ice cream, lick it, and then put it back on the shelf of a grocery store. But what it’s not, according to Rep. T.J. Shope, is … more
PHOENIX — Attorneys for the state and Republican legislative leaders are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit by Democrats challenging the way candidates are listed on the … more
PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey is proposing a $12.3 billion spending plan that still won’t restore state aid to education to where it was in 2008. On paper, the plan unveiled Friday include … more
PHOENIX — State lawmakers are looking to close a loophole in the law they say has allowed cities to deny workers’ compensation benefits to firefighters with cancer. Sen. Heather … more
PHOENIX — Student athletes at Arizona universities and community colleges would be able to profit from their endorsements under the terms of legislation awaiting a vote at the state … more
PHOENIX — While the issues surrounding the budget and water suck up much of the political oxygen at the Capitol, dozens of other issues already are vying for legislative attention. more
PHOENIX — Just a year after approval of the much-heralded Drought Contingency Plan, Arizona lawmakers once again face tough questions of how to deal with the increased demand for water in the … more
PHOENIX — The way Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey tells it, if you like what he’s been doing for the past five years you’ll love what he will propose Monday in his sixth State of the State address. more
PHOENIX — State lawmakers return to the Capitol Monday to deal with something they appear to have plenty: Money and who gets it. State tax collections have been running ahead of projections … more
PHOENIX — Fearing an eroding tax base, two Republican legislators are leading efforts to block private individuals from giving away property to the federal government. The identical … more
PHOENIX — A federal appeals court on Monday quashed an injunction that kept Arizona from enforcing a law designed to use the state’s economic power to keep firms from boycotting Israel … more
PHOENIX — Arizonans are now paying more money to state and local governments for the items they’re buying online. more
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