Arizona Elections

Sen. Martha McSally on Tuesday told a conservative media outlet that China was reckless and lied about the extent of the coronavirus early this year.
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Arizona lawmakers won't return to work on April 13 as scheduled. House Speaker Rusty Bowers said it's not yet safe to return to work amid the pandemic.
April 7, 2020
The Arizona Democratic Party will use a mail-in system to select delegates prior to the national convention which has been moved from July to August due to the coronavirus.
April 7, 2020
On April 6, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has said she won’t oppose citizens’ initiatives collecting signatures online, as their typical operations have been interrupted by the coronavirus.
April 7, 2020
Almost 250,000 people filed new unemployment claims in Arizona over the last three weeks. Near the end of the first week, Gov. Doug Ducey gave an order that people who lost their jobs because of COVID-19 would not have to show they’d looked for new work to qualify for help. Days later, through KJZZ's Q&AZ reporting project, Jeanne Apelseth asked why the state’s system still wanted her to list jobs she’d applied for.
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April 7, 2020
Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presented his economic plan to face the coronavirus pandemic. He says the plan focuses on helping the poor while avoiding the flaws of neoliberal capitalism, but workers and business groups are concerned.
April 6, 2020
Watch the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic, including regular White House briefings. Video is usually scheduled to go begin around 2 p.m. Arizona time daily.
April 6, 2020
Backers of four voter initiatives have gone to the Arizona Supreme Court to challenge a requirement that prohibits online signatures to be counted as valid. But, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants the proceedings delayed.
April 6, 2020
After Gov. Doug Ducey declared a major disaster in Arizona over the spread of the coronavirus, President Donald Trump accepted the governor's request. According to Ducey’s press secretary Patrick Ptak, the declaration opens up federal money to cover some of the state’s expenses.
April 6, 2020
Pensions for the elderly and disabled. School scholarships. Free health care. They’re all part of a new constitutional reform in Mexico. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced this weekend the approval of a constitutional reform to expand pension benefits and other social programs across the country.
April 5, 2020
Gov. Doug Ducey's stay-at-home order requires Arizona parks to shutter amenities like restrooms and playgrounds. But many parks are closing more areas like tennis courts, while still trying to preserve outdoor space and trails for people.
April 5, 2020
Barbershops, salons, tattoo parlors, spas, and massage businesses are no longer considered essential and must close by 5 p.m. Saturday under Gov. Doug Ducey’s new guidance.
April 3, 2020
Congressmen Greg Stanton and Ruben Gallego have asked the House Judiciary Committee, U.S. Attorney General, the Federal Trade Commission and the Arizona Attorney General to stamp down on price gouging of personal protective equipment worn by first responders.
April 3, 2020
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule by the end of its current term on the constitutionality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Late last month, a filing said ending DACA during the current national emergency would be “catastrophic."
April 3, 2020
Gov. Doug Ducey and Dr. Cara Christ have made regular appearances to provide information and perspectives on how the state is handling and preparing for the coronavirus pandemic's impact here.
April 3, 2020
The UCLA Voting Rights Project issued a report earlier this week with recommendations for moving to all mail-in ballots across the country for this November’s election.
April 2, 2020
Groups trying to put measures on the November ballot are asking the Arizona Supreme Court to let them gather the remaining signatures they need online.
April 2, 2020
Gov. Doug Ducey participated in a virtual town hall Thursday night, to speak about Arizona’s ongoing plans to combat the coronavirus. About 5,000 questions were submitted to the moderators before the town hall. Many questions stemmed from people weighing safety vs. keeping their jobs.
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April 2, 2020
If you’ve got questions about what Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's “Stay Home, Stay Connected and Stay Safe” order means for your daily life, rest assured, you’re not alone. Since the order took effect at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, there’s been varying takes on its impact.
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April 1, 2020
The health care contractor for the Arizona Department of Corrections has identified approximately 6,600 inmates in state prisons at high risk for contracting the coronavirus, based on their age and underlying medical conditions. But on Tuesday, a spokesperson for Gov. Doug Ducey, Patrick Ptak, said Ducey will not be releasing any inmates to mitigate the spread of the virus.
April 1, 2020
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has issued an opinion laying out what local authorities can do to enforce Gov. Doug Ducey's stay-at-home order. He also outlined what information can be shared about COVID-19 patients.
April 1, 2020

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