A conservative East Valley lawmaker from the House will be the chairman of the influential Senate Appropriations Committee next year.Read More »
Twenty lawmakers didn’t miss a single vote this year – far fewer than last year’s 35 who had perfect...
Gov. Doug Ducey has finished acting on all the bills lawmakers sent him this year – and the legislat...
At least a handful of the 1,361 bills introduced in Arizona this year match bills introduced in othe...
As prescription pain relievers increasingly fuel addictions around the country, Arizona is moving to...
Gov. Doug Ducey put the finishing touches on the 2016 legislative session Thursday by signing the la...
Deputy Pima County Attorney Kathleen Mayer finally, after seven years of trying, got a bill passed t...
Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation today to kill the ability of cities to keep pet stores from selli...
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 first and second floors of the Capitol Executive Tower were evacuated Friday after a suspicious package was left at the Arizona Department of Homeland Security.Read More »
When 31 freshman legislators descend on the Capitol next term, their main mission will be tackling the state’s financial crisis, but before they can do that, they will have the monumental task of grasping the budget process, which can be a sensory overload of numbers, jargon, formulas, and political complexities.Read More »
Reps. Matt Heinz and Ed Ableser were still tied after two votes in the House Democrats' Nov. 4 leadership vote, so the caucus decided to flip a coin to break the stalemate. Heinz, a second-term Tucson Democrat, won the leadership post after picking tails.Read More »
Rep. Debbie Lesko was elected House majority whip, beating Rep. David Stevens in the House Republicans' only contested leadership race. House Speaker Kirk Adams was uncontested in his bid for a second term in charge of the House. Rep. Andy Tobin, who served as majority whip last session, was unconsted in the race for majority leader.Read More »
A full list of Arizona's incoming freshman lawmakers.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 »