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By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich is making a new legal bid to rein in the power of the Board of Regents to lease university property to for-profit corporations.

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX -- Bar owners from around the state are asking the Arizona Supreme Court to rule that Gov. Doug Ducey does not have the constitutional authority to shut them -- or any other business -- down.

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By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey refused Thursday to reimpose his stay-at-home order even after conceding that hia own data shows how effective that was in curbing the spread of COVID-19.
Instead, he is putting new rules in place on how many people can sit in restaurants.

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX -- The state's top lawyer is telling a federal judge that there may be legitimate claims that Gov. Doug Ducey has exceeded his legal authority in closing certain businesses.
And he's urging her to take a closer look.

In a new filing Wednesday, Attorney General Mark Brnovich said that the claims by Xponential Fitness against the governor "raise serious issues of first impression involving executive authority in an emergency.'' More to the point, he said these "deserve close and careful consideration by the court.''

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By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- A judge on Tuesday rebuffed a bid by a locally owned chain of fitness club to remain open while it challenges the order by Gov. Doug Ducey shuttering all of them through July 27 -- if not longer.

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