Incoming Senate President Russell Pearce will concurrently chair the powerful Senate Rules Committee, one of the most sought after chairmanship positions in the chamber. He also named the rest of the committee chairs for the Senate.Read More »
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Many candidates who spent big and lost big this election cycle were bound by one thread — they’re Democrats.
Indeed, Democrats in several races outraised and outspent their opponents by tens of thousands of dollars while others benefited as much by independent spending aimed at helping their campaigns.
Sen. Ron Gould, a conservative Republican from Lake Havasu City, said he would be chairing the Senate Judiciary Committee.Read More »
Maria Garcia, wife of the late Democratic leader Jorge Garcia, became the Senate's newest member Nov. 10 after being sworn into office.Read More »
Voter turnout sputtered in the general election after a strong showing in the primary. About 52 percent of the state's registered voters cast ballots in the general election, according to the latest tally. And while the breakdown of voters by party registration is still unavailable, the lower numbers appear to have hurt Democratic candidates, according to political consultants and pollsters.Read More »
A conservative East Valley lawmaker from the House will be the chairman of the influential Senate Appropriations Committee next year.Read More »
Just days after Sen. Russell Pearce promised he would hold off on a proposal to end birthright citizenship, several Republican lawmakers said they would move it forward instead.Read More »
The Pima County Board of Supervisors has selected Maria Garcia to replace her late husband, former Democratic leader Jorge Garcia, in the state Senate.Read More »
The Senate minority caucus, which will see its numbers shrink to potentially nine members next year, has elected Rep. David Schapira, a Tempe Democrat, as leader.Read More »
Sen. Russell Pearce will lead the Arizona Senate next year after colleagues elected him to be president of the chamber during a closed-door meeting Nov. 3.Read More »