A bill that would prevent candidates from filing to run for office if they owe excessive fines and fees for campaign law violations sailed through a Senate committee, but can’t go into effect in time to stop the one person who fits the description.Read More »
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Matt Salmon has won the endorsement of the entire Arizona Senate Republican leadership team and a majority of the Senate’s GOP caucus, even though his opponent was serving at the Legislature with them less than a year ago.Read More »
An Arizona Senate committee on Wednesday is to consider a Republican proposal to put redistricting back in the hands of state lawmakers and the governor.Read More »
Recalled former Sen. Russell Pearce is eyeing a return to the Capitol and recently filed paperwork with the Secretary of State’s Office that would set the stage for 2012 campaign.Read More »
Federal inaction on comprehensive immigration reform has forced the issue on state and local leaders, but Arizona-style approaches are not the solution, a group of mayors was told Wednesday.Read More »
A state House committee on Thursday will consider a Senate-approved bill that was proposed because of delays in Arizona's redistricting process.Read More »
A panel of lawmakers today unanimously approved legislation to prohibit teenagers from using mobile phones while driving. The prohibition applies to minors who have been granted an instruction permit or a limited driver license.Read More »
Senate President Steve Pierce has a reputation for being a straight-shooter, and in this interview, it shows.
He’ll tell you what he knows, and if he doesn’t know something, well, he’ll say he doesn’t know it.
A year ago, first-term Sen. David Schapira surprisingly cinched the position of Democratic leader.
Now in his second year as minority leader, Schapira is considering another challenge — running for Congress. In this interview, Schapira reiterated he won’t resign from the Legislature should he join that race and assured his constituents he can ably multitask.
Former state lawmaker David Lujan has returned to the state Capitol to fill the seat left vacant by Kyrsten Sinema.
Lujan was sworn in as the Senate’s newest member in a brief ceremony today, one day after the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed the former House minority leader to the position.