Arizona Legislature

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation allowing small businesses to avoid a new 3.5% income tax surcharge that will cut nearly $300 million from the new revenues Proposition 208 was expected to send to schools. 

  

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Officials in the city of Tucson plan to ignore Arizona’s new “Second Amendment sanctuary” law that bars state and local governments from enforcing certain federal gun regulations. 

  

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

Republican lawmakers in Arizona lost seats in last year’s election and entered the 2021 legislative session with the smallest House and Senate majorities they’ve seen in years.

 

Ryan Heinsius / KNAU

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld two Arizona laws restricting voting in the state. Political observers see the ruling as a major blow against the landmark Voting Rights Act. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Arizona State Library

Republican lawmakers on Wednesday dropped a push to significantly expand Arizona’s school voucher program, instead adopting limited changes before adjourning one of the longest legislative sessions in state history.

The agreement on vouchers and a handful of other disputes ended a stalemate between the House and Senate that held up the final pieces of the state budget and kept lawmakers in session for 171 days.

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