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Brnovich Warns Biden Secretary of Education About Meddling in Arizona School Mask Ban

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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s Office says it will not tolerate a federal government investigation into Arizona’s school mask policies. That’s according to a letter from Brnovich to U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on Aug. 31. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced Monday that they “opened directed investigations in […]

ADHS Reports That 4 Million Arizonans Are Vaccinated

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More than 4 million Arizonans over the age of 12 have now received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while more than 3.5 million are fully vaccinated, according to a Saturday news release from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). “Arizonans are stepping up and doing their part to put this pandemic […]

New Ballot Initiative Would Require ID For All Voting In Arizona

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A group of Arizonans filed the “Arizonans for Voter ID Act” ballot initiative on Monday, asking the secretary of state’s office to further ID requirements for in-person voting, individuals returning a voter’s ballots, and mail-in voting.  In a news release, the political committee chaired by Arizona voter Vicki Vaughn said that the initiative would make […]

GOP Lawmakers Call for Action Against School Districts Violating Mask Mandate Ban

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State Representative Jake Hoffman, R-Queen Creek and 25 other Republicans legislators issued a statement against school districts requiring masks in opposition to state law, arguing that under the Arizona Constitution, “local governments do not have the authority or power to usurp state law simply because they disagree.” They compared the local governments’ actions to “anarchy” […]

Court To Rule on Phoenix School District Mask Mandate

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A Phoenix teacher filed a lawsuit against the Phoenix Union High School District (PUHSD) for requiring that students and teachers wear masks at school, arguing that state law prohibits school mask mandates. Douglas Hester, a Metro Tech High School teacher, sued the district, its governing board, and its superintendent in Maricopa County Superior Court. He requested a […]

Brnovich Files Petition Against Biden’s Undoing Of Trump-era Regulation

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Attorney General Mark Brnovich is leading a coalition of attorneys general in filing a petition challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s “Delay Rule,” which postponed the Trump Administration’s Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR). “While the Biden Administration talks a lot about preserving clean air and water for future generations, they have failed to […]

Lawsuit Against Flagstaff Says New Housing Plan Violates Property Rights

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The Goldwater Institute has filed more than $23 million in claims against the Arizona city of Flagstaff on behalf of more than 50 property owners in defense of their property rights, which it holds were violated by the new High Occupancy House Plan. Flagstaff, home of Northern Arizona University, had a total of 29,569 students […]

Goldwater Institute Challenges Ruling That Raises Taxes For Arizona Shooting Ranges

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The Goldwater Institute is challenging an Arizona Court of Appeals ruling that shooting ranges qualify as “places of amusement,” subjecting them to higher tax rates. The court ruled in April that shooting ranges are “comparable” to “amusement parks.” The Goldwater Institute filed a friend of the court brief last week, arguing that shooting ranges are […]

Arizona, Missouri Lead Coalition To Protect Second Amendment Rights in New York

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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced he and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt are leading a coalition of 26 states to defend Second Amendment rights at the U.S. Supreme Court. In their amicus brief in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Corlett, the state attorneys general urged the court “to declare New York’s […]

Ducey Signs Bill Requiring Parental Consent For Sex Education Instruction

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Gov. Doug Ducey signed an education transparency bill requiring public and charter schools to allow parents to opt their child into sex education and prohibiting sex education before fifth grade. “Parents should have the right to know what their children are learning in school,” Ducey said in a press release. “This is a no-brainer piece […]