Steve Lynn, who chaired Arizona’s inaugural Independent Redistricting Commission, is scheduled to offer his advice today (Nov. 16) when the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments meets to screen 78 applicants for the Independent Redistricting Commission.Read More »
The décor of Curtis Acosta’s classroom and some of the core principles that he is teaching in his Latino Literature class at Tucson High Magnet School represent the impact points in the upcoming clash between state education officials and the Tucson Unified School District over the curriculum used in the district’s Mexican-American Studies program.
At any point after the law takes effect Jan. 1, Arizona school officials may decide that the Tucson Unified School District is not complying with HB2281, a law passed by the Arizona Legislature this year that puts restrictions on ethnic studies courses, such as those offered as part of the Mexican-American Studies program in Tucson.
House Speaker Kirk Adams issued committee assignments Nov. 12, making Rep. Jerry Weiers chair of the powerful House Rules Committee.Read More »
Before Russell Pearce was elected to become the next Senate president, he told colleagues that he would allow other lawmakers to sponsor a measure to end birthright citizenship while he would focus on the economy and the state budget.Read More »
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 »
Sen. Ron Gould, a conservative Republican from Lake Havasu City, said he would be chairing the Senate Judiciary Committee.Read More »
Rep. Steve Montenegro, a Litchfield Park Republican, was named as the next Speaker Pro Tempore on Nov. 10.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 »
The Arizona Senate convenes an informal session Wednesday to swear in the appointed replacement for the late Sen. Jorge Garcia and to commemorate the Tucson lawmaker.Read More »
A conservative East Valley lawmaker from the House will be the chairman of the influential Senate Appropriations Committee next year.Read More »