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GOP-led Arizona Senate OKs huge school voucher expansion

The bill makes as many as 85% of the state’s 1.1 million public school students eligible for vouchers.

Giffords hospitalized in Tucson with appendicitis

The illness was announced Wednesday by the office of Giffords’ husband, U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly.

Arizona measures would create hurdles for ballot initiatives

One would require petition signatures to come from all 30 legislative districts. The other would require support from 60% of voters to pass.

GOP-led Arizona Senate panel OKs school voucher expansions

The bill would make all children attending schools with a high percentage of low-income families or who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches eligible for the state’s voucher program.

Arizona lawmakers move to partially restore jury challenges

Proponents of elimination of the challenges say it would help prevent discrimination in jury selection.

Attorney general, Arizona State Bar reach diversion deal

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and Board of Regents Chairman Larry Penley filed the complaints alleging the AG and aides violated their ethical obligations.

Arizona GOP chair files suit to block Jan. 6 panel subpoena

Kelli Ward and her husband have filed a lawsuit seeking to block a subpoena of their phone records by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Arizona Senate approves transgender sports bill

The bill would bar transgender girls and women from competing on the high school or college sports team that aligns with their gender identity.

Arizona judge upholds rules for social equity marijuana licenses

The licenses were set aside for people from communities disproportionately impacted by the enforcement of previous marijuana laws.

Arizona utility regulators again reject clean energy rules

The rules would have required the state’s utilities to get 50% of their power from sources that do not emit carbon dioxide by 2035.

Senate panel OKs working poor tax credit Dems, Ducey want

The new tax credit would give more than 550,000 Arizona families an average of $128 a year.

Authorities investigating death of a Pima County Jail inmate

Sheriff's office says 24-year-old Pedro Xavier Martinez Palacio alerted a corrections officer that he needed medical help.

Arizona Democrats censure Sinema over voting rights bill

The censure has no practical consequences but serves as a symbolic condemnation.

Republicans on state Senate panel OK guns on college campuses

Colleges and universities opposed the bill.

Grijalva announces 2nd COVID-19 infection

The chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee said Thursday he has minor symptoms.

Townsend announces bid for congressional seat in Southern Arizona

The district takes in parts of Tucson and leans Republican.

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