Politics and Government

Douglas voters reject pay raise for mayor, council

May 18, 2022 The city’s residents voted down about half of the 36 proposed amendments to the city’s charter, though results are not final.

Voters overwhelmingly approve Tucson sales tax

May 17, 2022 The money will go for road improvements over a decade.

State Senate votes for ethics investigation of Rogers after social media posts on mass shooting

May 16, 2022 The Senate censured Sen. Wendy Rogers, R-Flagstaff, as recently as March.

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Biggs

May 12, 2022 House investigators said Thursday that they have issued subpoenas to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers.

Democrats seek criminal charges against Trump Interior head

May 11, 2022 Lawmakers say David Bernhardt pushed for approval of a 28,000-home development near the endangered San Pedro River.

Arizona Supreme Court says Gosar, Finchem, Biggs can stay on ballot

May 9, 2022 Group argued lawmakers should be disqualified under provision barring any official from office after participating in an insurrection.

NASA calls University of Arizona a "crown jewel"

May 8, 2022 University students and researchers work with NASA on a number of high-profile projects.

Ducey signs bill limiting successor's pandemic powers

May 6, 2022 The measure signed Friday won’t take effect until Ducey leaves office.

House ethics panel tables complaint against Democratic lawmaker

May 5, 2022 Republican committee chairman Rep. Travis Grantham says the allegations fall outside the panel’s ability to investigate.

Arizona lawmakers face ethics complaint over nonprofit work

May 2, 2022 Complaint claims legislator used position to get financial support for organization that hired him as a consultant but lawyer says allegations are without merit.

Jan. 6 panel wants answers from GOP's Biggs

May 2, 2022 The panel is asking for testimony about their involvement in meetings at the White House, conversations with Trump as well as the planning of rallies on Jan. 6, 2021.

Arizona lawmakers at loggerheads over budget

Apr 29, 2022 This week, The Buzz examines the state's surplus and the debate over how to use it.

Ducey signs bills limiting school mask, vaccination rules

Apr 26, 2022 The Republican governor signed the two bills on Monday.

Federal judge keeps Title 42 in place

Apr 25, 2022 A suit brought by Arizona and other states keep the policy in effect.

Judge nixes suit that wants Trump backers off ballot

Apr 22, 2022 Lawsuits sought to disqualify three Republican lawmakers from the ballot because they participated in or helped organize the Jan. 6, 2021, rally in Washington that ended with an unprecedented attack on Congress.

Arizona Supreme Court throws out ballot measure aimed at repealing flat tax

Apr 21, 2022 Arguing it mostly benefited the wealthy, opponents of the tax policy petitioned to put it up to a statewide vote.

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