After successfully defending seats in crucial races, Republicans today met behind closed doors to pick next year’s Senate leaders.Read More »
For only the second time in 12 years, a legislative leader declined to sit down with the Arizona Cap...
House Minority Leader Eric Meyer came to the Capitol eight years ago almost as a fluke. In 2008, ano...
Arizona lawmakers weren’t as tough on crime in the 2016 session, choosing instead to focus on victim...
After 14 years as a state legislator, Senate President Andy Biggs won’t be returning to the Capitol ...
In Sen. Katie Hobbs’ second full session as minority leader of Senate Democrats, she had fewer votes...
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...
Arizona lawmakers won’t be receiving a pay increase, as Proposition 304, which would have increased lawmakers’ salary to $35,000 annually from $24,000, was soundly defeated.Read More »
Opponents of the targeted tax credits and incentives that have become increasingly popular at the Capitol are hoping the bankruptcy of a company that was slated to receive massive tax breaks under a 2014 bill will make lawmakers think twice in the future.Read More »
An attorney for state lawmakers made a last-ditch effort Friday to get a judge to reject a bid by schools for more than $1 billion in missed state aid, saying it's the only fair thing to do.Read More »
Although all 90 seats in the Arizona Legislature are up for election Nov. 4, in reality, the partisan makeup of the Legislature isn’t likely to change much. Only a handful of legislative races are actually competitive.Read More »
Former lawmaker David Burnell Smith, who narrowly lost a bid for the Arizona House of Representative in August, passed away at his Scottsdale home on Friday afternoon. According to Karla Carlock at Burnell Smith’s Scottsdale law office, the former Representative ...Read More »
One night in 2008, the Arizona Senate became the backdrop of a showdown over a referral to prohibit same-sex marriage — the same law that was struck down by a federal district court this month.Read More »
The grandiose rhetoric of Proposition 122 doesn’t match its actual language. The measure seeks to restrict the use of state resources to enforce federal laws deemed unconstitutional. But it appears to authorize lawmakers and voters to do only what can be done already.Read More »
With marriage licenses being issued to gay couples across the state, Republican lawmakers are already talking about ways to protect religious organizations and businesses from being forced to participate in gay marriages. And SB1062 is back on the forefront of some minds.Read More »
In November, voters will decide whether to increase lawmakers’ salaries to $35,000 a year from $24,000, based on a recommendation from the Commission on Salaries for Elective State Officers. It would be the first raise for state lawmakers since voters approved one in 1998.Read More »