Stories tagged: "capitol"


FILE - The Arizona House of Representatives gather during a legislative session Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at the Capitol in Phoenix. Arizona Legislature voted to ban gender-reassignment surgery for minors and sends bill to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday, March 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
Despite a Majority in the Legislature, Republicans Fail to Pass Many Restrictive Voting Laws

Voting proposals from Democrats, on the other hand, include automatic and same-day voter registration, opening more early voting locations, and implementing a voters’ bill of rights.

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Republican-Led Education Committee Passes School Censorship Bill

Despite such proposals being deeply unpopular, many states have moved to ban or restrict any curriculum that has to do with teaching about sexuality or race relations.

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Voter ID Bill Adds Restrictions on Early Voters

The proposed law would require Arizona voters to show their ID an additional time to vote, this time when dropping off an early ballot at a voting center.

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Arizona Republicans Support Book Ban That Could Allow Schools to Ban the Bible

Rep. Jake Hoffman's bill would ban schools from using books that include sex acts or references to homosexuality.

Then-Rep. Don Shooter, R-Yuma, drops the mic after defending himself on the floor of the Arizona House in 2018, as fellow lawmakers voted 56-3 to expel him for violating the House’s zero-tolerance policy for workplace harassment.
Court: Shooter Cannot Sue for Expulsion From House in Harassment Case

Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter was expelled from the legislature after an investigation revealed he had sexually harassed a female lawmaker.

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Arizona Law Enforcement Braces for Demonstrations Ahead of Inauguration Day

The FBI said they have not received any “specific and substantiated” threats in the days leading to Biden’s inauguration.

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Five Things to Expect From the Arizona Legislature This Year

Republicans have rejected calls to raise the state's unemployment benefits above $240 per week while demanding COVID liability protection for businesses.