Ducey announced the reopening of schools even as the state sees an uptick in metrics used to track the progression of the disease, including the portion of tests that are positive and the portion of emergency room visits that are for COVID-19 symptoms. FOX 10's Matt Galka reports.
Governor Doug Ducey has named a new director for the Department of Economic Security to replace Tom Betlach.
Scott Weinberg announced he is dropping his campaign for Kyrene School District Governing Board, which covers schools in several Phoenix suburbs.
Lawmakers are expected to be called back to work by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey in special sessions in coming weeks to handle virus-related issues.
People have probably been asked to sign their name for something in the past. It may have happened outside a Diamondbacks game or a grocery store, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way ballot measure campaigns operate.
Arpaio, a Republican who served six terms as sheriff and is running for his old job again this year, said he doesn’t feel responsible for the costs — even though he launched the immigration patrols when no other local or county police agency in Arizona was doing so.
The Arizona Senate plans to return to the Capitol on Tuesday to deal with measures the House enacted this week. It also will take up 28 House bills that have been awaiting votes since the Legislature halted major work in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Arizona House voted Thursday to give businesses sweeping protections from lawsuits if their customers or employees get sick from the coronavirus and to eliminate criminal penalties for violating the governor’s public-health orders.
The proposed measure would require health insurance companies to issue policies to people with pre-existing conditions if Obamacare is overturned.
Republicans in the Arizona House voted Tuesday not to join the Senate in ending the the 2020 legislative session.
Republicans who control the Arizona House hope to rush through a bill this week protecting businesses that reopen from lawsuits by employees or patrons who contract coronavirus.
The Arizona House plans to return to work this week after a two-month recess triggered by the coronavirus pandemic and despite the Senate’s decision to try to adjourn for the year.
Pinal County is pressuring Gov. Doug Ducey to send them a portion of the coronavirus relief funding and on May 15, the board voted to sue to gain access to it.
The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld a decision to remove Corporation Commissioner Boyd Dunn from the Republican Party primary ballot after one of his campaign workers told the court she had forged some of his nominating petition signatures.
The Arizona Senate returned to work Friday and voted to adjourn for the year, but House Republican leaders refused to follow suit, throwing the Legislature into limbo.
The Speaker of the Arizona House pulled the plug late Thursday on the Senate’s plan to meet Friday just to adjourn the session for the year, but the Senate is moving ahead anyway.
Officials with the Arizona Department of Health Services and Arizona State University have issued statements Wednesday, following reports that a team of experts who have created a COVID-19 pandemic model that is specific to the State of Arizona has been disbanded.
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez called on elected officials in reservation border towns to work with the tribe to combat the coronavirus after one mayor made a comment he said was insensitive.
Citing infections linked to Wisconsin's primary, the groups say nobody should risk their health to cast a ballot. They want election officials to send ballots to everyone while preserving in-person voting opportunities for those who prefer it or can't vote by mail.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed three new judges to the Maricopa County Superior Court.