Capitol protesters voiced their views on subjects from education to midwives. Sen. Carlyle Begay drew a crowd of supporters when he changed parties from Democrat to Republican. Secretary of State Michele Reagan reached out to a younger generation of potential voters. Those and other scenes were captured in the top photos of 2015.Read More »
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...
House Democratic leadership is calling for Democratic Rep. Ceci Velasquez to resign after a state gr...
Calling the measure unconstitutional, a major union, state lawmakers and city council members are as...
A state grand jury has indicted a Democratic lawmaker on allegations she ripped off the state’s food...
With a growing segment of the country beginning to view addiction as a disease that needs treatment,...
In an informal opinion today, state Solicitor General John Lopez sidestepped questions posed by Trea...
The Arizona Senate’s unilateral decision to adjourn left numerous bills for dead, including a measure designed to outlaw “revenge porn” and settle an ongoing lawsuit against the state.Read More »
Surprising no one, Sen. Carlyle Begay left the Democratic Party in 2015.Read More »
Republican Rep. Bob Thorpe of Flagstaff became the new poster child for the Republican insurrection against President Obama, at least according to a pair of editorials in national newspapers.Read More »
As lawmakers developed the fiscal year 2016 spending plan, an unofficial rallying point among the education and human services communities was that the prison system is growing at the expense of schools and children.Read More »
During his first year as speaker of the House, Republican David Gowan of Sierra Vista came under fire from members of his caucus, not for his legislative policies or plans for the state, but for his loose spending with the House budget.Read More »
When Gov. Doug Ducey unveiled his first state budget proposal to the public in January, House Speaker David Gowan, Senate President Andy Biggs and their chambers’ budget committee chairmen stood at the new governor’s flanks, nodding and smiling for the cameras.Read More »
Even before the special session that potentially resolved a years-long lawsuit over K-12 education funding, Arizona lawmakers’ spending on schools was the talk of the summer.Read More »
Of the hundreds of bills introduced by Arizona legislators in 2015, a few stood out above the rest – as odder, more controversial, resoundingly supported or panned by seemingly the entire state.Read More »
Opposition is building to a measure that slid through the Legislature that asks voters to approve a plan to tap a trust account to boost education funding.Read More »