- How Arizona's new laws punishing divergent cities came about Updated: May-23-16 7:53 pm
PHOENIX - One clear message Arizona lawmakers sent to mayors and other local officials during this year's legislative session: The state is the boss.
- Colorado education board names interim commissioner Updated: May-20-16 9:01 pm
DENVER - Colorado's board of education has named Dr. Katy Anthes as interim education commissioner following the resignation of the state schools chief.
- Education commissioner resigns, citing family commitments Updated: May-19-16 9:11 pm
DENVER - Colorado Education Commissioner Richard Crandall has submitted his resignation after only four months on the job.
- Murder charges cap downward spiral for ex-Arizona lawmaker Updated: May-19-16 9:06 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Shortly before his arrest in an Alaska slaying, a former Arizona state lawmaker and bar owner raised concerns among Facebook friends with a string of messages noting he was looking for work, even odd jobs, followed by cryptic apologies to "everyone for anything" he may have done in office.
- Ducey signs bill blocking restrictions on pet store puppies Updated: May-19-16 7:46 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a measure Thursday that blocks cities from banning commercial breeders in pet stores, a move critics say undermines efforts to prevent the sale of puppies raised inhumanely.
- Ducey signs bills amending campaign finances laws Updated: May-18-16 9:15 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Wednesday accelerating the effective date of a law that relaxes rules on anonymous political spending ahead of upcoming elections.
- Gov. Doug Ducey signs bill expanding Arizona Supreme Court Updated: May-18-16 2:42 pm
PHOENIX - Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday signed legislation adding two justices to the Arizona Supreme Court, despite opposition to the proposal from the high court's top judge and concerns from critics that the move allows him to "pack" the court.
- Man believed to be ex-Arizona lawmaker held in Alaska death Updated: May-17-16 10:33 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A man believed to be a former Arizona state legislator who has spent the last month as a day laborer in Alaska's capital city has been accused of killing a man in a hunting party after a day of drinking.
- Ducey OKs abortion law repeals and bill targeting providers Updated: May-17-16 8:33 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Tuesday that repeals a pair of laws targeting abortion that state attorneys said appeared to be indefensible in court but signed another bill that opponents say is designed to make it easier to cut off abortion providers from Medicaid funding.
- Gov. Ducey signs regulations for sober living homes Updated: May-17-16 7:50 pm
PHOENIX - Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill allowing Arizona cities and towns to regulate sober living homes.
- Gov. Doug Ducey signs conflict rule for utility regulator Updated: May-17-16 7:29 pm
PHOENIX - Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a proposal freeing former House Speaker Andy Tobin from a conflict of interest that emerged when he was appointed as a state utility regulator.
- Gov. Doug Ducey signs bill inspired by Trump protest Updated: May-16-16 5:57 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a measure that increases penalties for people who block access to political campaign events.
- Opponents of Arizona campaign finance law petition for vote Updated: May-13-16 8:39 pm
PHOENIX - Opponents of a new Arizona law that will allow more anonymous spending in state elections will begin collecting signatures Saturday in an effort to let voters weigh in on the law.
- Gov. Ducey signs legislation ending dog racing in Arizona Updated: May-13-16 4:33 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation ending dog racing in Arizona at the end of 2016.
- Ducey vetoes bill cutting taxes on gold coin sales, 2 others Updated: May-12-16 6:10 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has again vetoed a bill cutting taxes on the sale of gold and silver coins.
- Voters asked to sign off on lower police pension raises Updated: May-11-16 8:57 pm
PHOENIX - Voters are being asked to sign off on a major part of a police and firefighter pension system overhaul in next week's special election that was enacted by the Arizona Legislature earlier this year.
- Arizona Gov. Ducey signs statewide rules on drones Updated: May-11-16 8:46 pm
PHOENIX - Cities and towns will be barred from making their own rules regulating drone use under legislation signed Wednesday by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey that was designed to prevent a patchwork of regulations that would make it harder for businesses.
- Gov. Ducey signs bill blocking rules on employee benefits Updated: May-11-16 6:46 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a measure Wednesday that blocks cities, towns and counties from regulating paid time off, retirement plans or other employee benefits.
- Governor signs bill protecting Salt River wild horses Updated: May-11-16 5:43 pm
PHOENIX - A herd of wild horses living near Arizona's Salt River came a step closer to new protections under legislation Gov. Doug Ducey signed on Wednesday.
- Ducey vetoes 1 guns bill, signs 2 others Updated: May-10-16 5:14 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey demonstrated his support for firearms protections on Tuesday, signing two pieces of legislation and vetoing a third further-reaching measure.
- Ducey vetoes bill that gives developers power to levy taxes Updated: May-10-16 3:44 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has vetoed a bill that would have given developers more power to issue municipal bonds and levy taxes to pay for public infrastructure in communities they are building.
- Ducey signs $9.6 billion spending plan for '17 budget year Updated: May-10-16 2:53 pm
PHOENIX - Gov. Doug Ducey signed a $9.6 billion budget Tuesday that includes additional funding for K-12 schools that wasn't included in his initial spending plan and money for his border strike force.
- Firearms legislative awaiting action from Gov. Doug Ducey Updated: May-09-16 5:03 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will have to weigh in on firearms legislation after Republican lawmakers passed a series of bills focused largely on preventing any future regulations that could interfere with the right to bear arms.
- Gov. Ducey vetoes bills changing rural water supply rules Updated: May-09-16 4:52 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday vetoed a pair of bills that would have eased requirements for developers in two rural counties to show there's enough water to supply new homes.
- The Latest: Ducey vetos of changes to water supply rules Updated: May-09-16 3:41 pm
PHOENIX - The Latest on legislation changing state adequate water supply laws in Cochise and Yuma counties (all times local):