State Capitol News

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation that protects state health care providers and medical facilities from discrimination if they refuse to assist in services or provide items that result in the death of a person.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation opponents say will make it tougher to get citizen initiatives on the ballot, but Republican supporters say will reduce fraud in signature gathering.

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A bill introduced in the state legislature proposed scrapping the Arizona Parks Board and handing power over to its director. Now, a Senate panel has voted to keep the board intact. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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Arizona Senate President Steve Yarbrough has put a halt to a measure weakening a landmark 2000 law making random or celebratory gunfire a felony.

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An Arizona House panel has approved a bill by Senate President Steve Yarbrough that would ask voters to increase state Senate terms to four years from the current two years.

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