“I liked the tax portions of the jobs bill but didn’t care for the jobs portion of that bill.” — Sen. Andy Biggs, on his opposition to tax credits.Read More »
The fallout from a domestic violence incident on the side of a Phoenix freeway last month has escalated into a mess that is imperiling the legislative career of one of Arizona’s most powerful politicians.Read More »
A bill to ban texting while driving is advancing in the Arizona Senate.Read More »
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With this simple question, Sen. Andy Biggs, a conservative Republican from Gilbert, swayed the Senate into rejecting a proposal for Arizona to call for a convention in order to amend the U.S. Constitution with language that seeks to limit federal debt.
On any other day, Senate Majority Leader Scott Bundgaard’s absence on the floor on Wednesday would have barely been noticed.Read More »
A bill approved by the Arizona Senate would broaden the governor's power to form a state military force other than the National Guard.Read More »
On a day of heavy lifting, senators debated and approved more than two dozen bills that deal with a wide array of subjects, from the film tax credits to preference in adoption.Read More »
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.
Gould had harsh words for Bundgaard today as he called for the senator to step down from his leadership post.Read More »