An attorney for Rep. Albert Hale is preparing a legal challenge to the newest appointee to the Arizona Senate, who is scheduled to be sworn into office Tuesday morning.Read More »
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State Rep. Albert Hale, who sought an appointment to a vacant state Senate seat, is challenging the Apache County Board of Supervisors’ decision to send a nominee who lives in Gilbert to the Capitol.Read More »
The award for best legislative batting average for the session — the calculation of bills introduced versus bills signed into law — goes to Rep. David Livingston, a freshman Republican lawmaker from Peoria who has been vocally critical of the governor.Read More »
Arizona legislators are imposing new restrictions on demonstrations and other public gatherings at the Capitol complex, a reaction to loud noise and congestion resulting from activities that include protests against legislation on illegal immigration in the past two years.Read More »
This week's most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances.Read More »
Arizona is getting an official firearm — the Colt Single-Action Army revolver.Read More »
Arizona lawmakers have approved a bill to recognize a Colt revolver as the state's official firearm.Read More »
Although the legality of Arizona’s SB1070 has yet to be decided in court, that hasn’t stopped lawmakers from attempting to pass what backers describe as closing holes in existing laws but what critics call an even more sweeping immigration measure.Read More »
A mere “cleanup” it is not.
That is critics’ response to the late introduction of an immigration bill authored by Senate President Russell Pearce.
Real cross-party dialogue on major issues like the budget and immigration was pretty much non-existent this past session, where compromise, once a virtue, acquired a negative connotation. But veer away from the spotlight and you’ll discover pockets of cooperation initiated by rank-and-file members, and many bills actually passed with bipartisan support, a handful of them unanimously.Read More »