Opponents of Arizona school voucher expansion fail to gather enough signatures

“We have informed the SOS committee that the referendum will not qualify for the 2024 General Election Ballot. While the statutorily required review continues, our office has inspected enough petitions & signatures to confirm that the 118,823 signature minimum will not be met,” Secretary of State Katie Hobbs tweeted.

Massive Arizona income tax cut going into full effect

The flat tax plan eliminates the state’s old graduated income tax scale, which started at 2.59% and had a maximum tax of 4.5% for income over $159,000 a year for a single person. All taxpayers will now pay a maximum of 2.5%.

Senators push new oversight to combat federal prison crises

The Federal Prison Oversight Act would require the Justice Department to create a prisons' ombudsman to field complaints about prison conditions, and would compel the department’s inspector general to evaluate risks and abuses at all 122 federal prison facilities.