Government

Fontes says multistate database could ease, improve voting process

WASHINGTON - Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes said a new "master database of voters" should help Arizona and other states improve the accuracy of voter rolls and increase access to voter registration, by combining the Social Security death index with voting and drivng records from multiple states.

Ducey: Lawmakers agree to raise pay for teachers, support staff

Gov. Doug Ducey announced Friday he had reached an agreement with lawmakers that would provide 20 percent raises to Arizona teachers among other concessions as educators continue their second day of a statewide strike.

GOP lawmakers make ‘surreal’ return to field where gunman opened fire

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Gloomy skies and a rain-soaked field did not stop Republican lawmakers from returning to practice Wednesday at the baseball field where a gunman opened fire last summer, wounding House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three others, a return one lawmaker described as "surreal.".

When a loss is a win: 8th District results called a warning for GOP

WASHINGTON - First-time Democratic candidate Hiral Tipirneni lost to Republican Debbie Lesko in Arizona's 8th District, but experts say Democrats can still consider the closer-than-expected race a victory in the staunchly conservative district - and a warming for to the GOP for fall.

Sinema outpaces likely GOP challengers, raises $8 million in Senate bid

WASHINGTON - New campaign filings show Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Phoenix, has raised $8.2 million, more than the three leading GOP contenders for Senate combined, and a recent poll showed her winning a matchup against any of the three leading Republicans. But experts say it's early yet.