House Minority Leader Chad Campbell says he may seek for the expulsion of Rep. Daniel Patterson as soon as Tuesday because some members of his caucus believe their lives are in danger as long as Patterson remains an elected official.Read More »
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An embattled Tucson lawmaker this morning formally left the Democratic Party and became the Legislature’s only independent.Read More »
To prevent his family from becoming the target of attacks, Sen. Rich Crandall says he decided not to seek re-election if it meant running against former Senate President Russell Pearce.
Instead, Crandall is backing SkyMall founder Bob Worsley, who announced March 19 that he is seeking the Republican nomination in the Senate race in the new Legislative District 25.
House Speaker Andy Tobin is planning to ask lawmakers to sue the state’s redistricting commission over the constitutionality of the legislative map the panel crafted.Read More »
Legislation aimed at barring the Arizona Corporation Commission from adopting renewable energy standards that are more stringent than what is currently in place is an unconstitutional power grab by lawmakers, the Commission’s lead attorney says.Read More »
The cornerstone bill in Gov. Jan Brewer’s 2012 agenda was supposed to be debated on the House floor today, but it was left off today’s House floor calendar, pushing off debate of the sweeping personnel reform legislation until later in the week.Read More »
The House Ethics Committee will meet March 13 to consider an ethics complaint against Tucson Democrat Daniel Patterson after an ex-girlfriend claimed he physically assaulted her.Read More »
A Tucson legislator is facing four counts of misdemeanor domestic violence stemming from a Feb. 24 physical altercation with an ex-girlfriend, even though his attorney says the Arizona Constitution prevents the lawmaker from being charged.
However, a Phoenix attorney says Rep. Daniel Patterson has no such protections under the Constitution.
Federal law prohibits weapons within 1,000 feet of a school, but a proposal that won approval in the House of Representatives today would allow most Arizonans to carry a gun right up to a school’s property line.Read More »
A majority of House Republicans today mistakenly voted to pass a bill that would outlaw texting while driving – and less than an hour later changed their votes to kill the legislation.Read More »