Phoenix, Arizona - In an effort to protect taxpayers and reduce the influence of special interests at the state Capitol, Governor Doug Ducey has issued an executive order that terminates state contracts with professional lobbyists and ends the long-standing practice of state government entities spending significant public dollars on contract lobbyists.

Tucson, Arizona - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a judge ordered a Tucson business owner to go to jail for continuing to scam consumers in violation of a 2010 Arizona Consumer Fraud Judgment. In May 2016, a Pima County Superior Court Judge found Claude Thomas Kennedy in contempt of court and ordered him to pay a $100,000 fine by June 10, 2016 or face jail time. Kennedy did not pay the fine, and the court issued an arrest warrant for Kennedy on June 16, 2016. Kennedy's whereabouts are unknown at this time.

Phoenix, Arizona - overnor Doug Ducey on Bug Creek Fire: Stay Alert, Follow Directives:

Phoenix, Arizona - Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning Arizonans to be aware of door-to-door home alarm security scams.  The scam involves using deceptive sales tactics and misleading statements to get consumers to sign up for home alarm contracts or switch home alarm monitoring services.

Phoenix, Arizona - With the Cedar Fire now more than 75 percent contained and pre-evacuation orders lifted, Governor Doug Ducey issued the following statement today, thanking firefighters and encouraging Arizonans to travel safely this weekend.