An organizer of the recall attempt against Democratic Rep. Chad Campbell said the committee collected enough signatures to put the House minority leader on the ballot, but was not “authorized” to submit them before the now-passed deadline.Read More »
The once-biennial ballot measure asking voters if their lawmakers deserve a pay raise is becoming th...
Arizona Rep. Sonny Borrelli pleaded guilty to a domestic violence charge in 2001 after police respon...
Arizona Sen. Kimberly Yee will speak at the Republic National Convention in Cleveland. ...
Republican Reps. J.D. Mesnard and Darin Mitchell, along with Republican Sen. Don Shooter, who is pla...
A complaint filed with the Internal Revenue Service against a “dark money” group that spent hundreds...
Democratic Rep. Ceci Velasquez dropped out of her re-election race in Legislative District 29 today ...
Throughout the 16 years that John Hays served in the Arizona Legislature, it was a kinder, gentler p...
Secretary of State Ken Bennett wants Attorney General Tom Horne to determine whether two laws that were trapped in legal limbo by the Voting Rights Act are now enforceable a following a U.S. Supreme Court decision that lifted the preclearance requirement from Arizona and other states.Read More »
Departing Arizona Sen. Jack Jackson, Jr., leaves behind a vacancy on a number of committees, including a key seat on the Senate Ethics Committee.Read More »
Conservative LD leaders reprimand GOP lawmakers for pro-Medicaid votes; competitive LD leaders say it’s counterproductive
Long before lawmakers took a vote on Medicaid expansion, Republican precinct committeemen across the state issued a warning to GOP legislators: If you vote for expansion, we will do everything we can to take you out in the next primary election.Read More »
Two laws that have spent several years in limbo may have new life, thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that freed Arizona from a key provision of the Voting Rights Act.Read More »
This year marked a recent low in proposed legislation, with only 1,158 bills introduced and 256 signed into law, compared to 1,395 and 362 respectively last year.
There were also fewer “kooky” bills than in past years, and fewer of Arizona’s proposed laws made fewer national headlines this year than in previous sessions.
Doug Cole, a longtime lobbyist and veteran of the Capitol, said freshmen used to simply fall in line with leadership and sit on the back bench to learn during a session or two.Read More »
The award for most missed floor votes and most missed days of the session goes to Republican Sen. Rich Crandall of Mesa, who showed up to vote on only 64 percent of the bills that made it to the Senate floor, and was present for only 61 percent of the days the Senate met.Read More »
A law enacted to give the governor more choices in appointing judges is expected to join Medicaid expansion and an elections package as 2013 legislation that will wind up in court.Read More »
One marked difference in 2013 was the lack of legislative mid-session resignations, particularly following lawmaker scandals.Read More »