local governments

COVID-19

Governor Ducey Takes Action To Further Protect Arizonans From Local Vaccine Mandates

State Law Does Not Allow Local Governments To Mandate Vaccinations Governor Doug Ducey issued an Executive Order strengthening enforcement against vaccine mandates and ensuring those employed by a local government can use earned sick leave due to COVID-19 exposure. “We encourage all Arizonans to get the vaccine — it’s safe, effective and free,” said Governor

Arizona State Legislature

Statement from Legislative Republicans on School Districts’ Refusal to Follow State Law

State Representative Jake Hoffman, along with 25 legislative Republicans, issued the following statement on the local Arizona governments refusing to follow state law: Under Arizona’s constitutional form of government, local governments do not have the authority or power to usurp state law simply because they disagree, yet that is precisely the kind of illegal activity

State

Governor Ducey, Legislature Take Strong Action To Stop Critical Race Theory

Governor Doug Ducey took a decisive step to prohibit the concerning practice of critical race theory, the latest action in just the past week to prevent the teaching of critical race theory in Arizona public schools and other government entities. Together, these measures mean Arizona has implemented some of the best policies in the country

Immigration

Trump agreements seek to tie Biden’s hands on immigration

During the Trump administration’s final weeks, the Department of Homeland Security quietly signed agreements with at least four states that threaten to temporarily derail President Joe Biden’s efforts to undo his predecessor’s immigration policies. The agreements say Arizona, Indiana, Louisiana and Texas are entitled to a 180-day consultation period before executive branch policy changes take

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