Senate President Russell Pearce has decided to limit the media’s access to legislators while on the Senate floor, although he maintained it’s not a “new rule.”Read More »
Scott Bundgaard remains majority leader of the Arizona Senate after a closed caucus of Republicans met amid controversy over his involvement in an alleged domestic violence incident.
Meanwhile, Sen. Ron Gould, the Ethics Committee chairman, is still mulling the mechanics of a potential Ethics Committee hearing into the incident.
House Democrats have introduced 178 bills in the 2011 legislative session, and at the 52-day mark only 19 of those bills remained alive.
In filing bills, they have a choice: Make a statement and lose, or move to the center and (maybe) survive.
In a highly emotional vote, the Senate on Thursday approved a bill that loosens restrictions carrying firearms to most public places.Read More »
This week the Senate passed a ballot measure that would open to the public all documents and proceedings pertaining to complaints filed with the Commission on Judicial Conduct, which investigates judges accused of ethics violations and misconduct.Read More »
The Arizona Senate has rejected a states' rights measure to create a nullification process for the state to declare a federal law unconstitutional.Read More »
A bill to bar red-light and speed cameras by Arizona local governments has narrowly failed in the state Senate.Read More »
A bill meant to give county sheriffs more control over their budgets died, at least for the moment, in the Senate on Tuesday after one of its strongest advocates, Senate President Russell Pearce, failed to muster enough votes for passage.Read More »
Arguing that the move would make it easier to secure the chamber, Senate President Russell Pearce on Tuesday issued a memo saying press conferences that are open to the public will no longer be allowed inside the Arizona Senate building.Read More »
In a state not regarded as a bastion for labor, Arizona union activists are visiting the State Capitol in Phoenix to urge lawmakers to reject majority Republicans' bills on union activities and other issues.Read More »