The Legislature will stop all committee hearings March 1 to allow lawmakers to focus all their attention on the multibillion-dollar state budget deficit.Read More »
TUCSON - Republican officials are looking for candidates to replace former District 30 Sen. Jonathan Paton who resigned from office Feb. 22. Paton is running against incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.Read More »
The Senate has approved a bill that would ban the sale of animals along roadways and in public parks across the state.Read More »
The Senate on Feb. 15 passed a bill that makes major changes to the way Arizona and its cities deal with illegal immigration.Read More »
An Arizona Senate panel wants to prohibit texting while driving. Committee members approved the measure 5-0 on Feb. 15, sending it to the full Senate after a legal review.Read More »
Sen. David Braswell doesn't have the luxury of time, but he's trying to buy as much of it as possible. The educator and businessman was appointed to replace Sen. Pamela Gorman on Feb. 8, was assigned to his first committee on Feb. 9 and began voting on measures on Feb. 10.Read More »
A disagreement between the Senate and the House over the timing of a bill aimed at lowering business taxes and creating jobs derailed one of the six measures the Legislature crafted during the special session.
Everything seemed to be going smoothly at first. The Senate passed all six budget bills Feb. 2 with support from both Republicans and Democrats.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has appointed a Scottsdale man to the Arizona Senate.Read More »
Sen. Richard Miranda, a Democrat from Tolleson, will run for the House this year. Miranda cannot seek re-election to the 30-person chamber because he has reached his term limit.Read More »
Two incumbent lawmakers and a party officer were nominated to replace Jim Waring, a Phoenix Republican who resigned his Senate seat last month to run for Congress.Read More »