The Republican-controlled state Senate last week announced it had hired four firms to audit millions of ballots cast in Maricopa County during the November election. The company leading the effort will be paid $150,000. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.
Republicans in the Arizona Legislature are reacting to last year’s wave of damage to Confederate monuments by civil rights protesters by trying to make it a felony to damage any public or private monument.
Navajo Nation leaders are opposing a bill in the Arizona Senate that would study the creation of a 16th Arizona county in the White Mountains. The tribe fears it could have grave impacts to public service and infrastructure funding. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.