An Arizona veterans group lobbying for medical marijuana research has rekindled talks with Sen. Kimberly Yee, the lawmaker they blame for blocking legislation that could fund a study they support.Read More »
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Reflecting the new political reality at the Capitol, incoming Republican leaders have created a dozen Senate committees with a narrower partisan split.Read More »
Rep. John Fillmore has defended a former lawmaker who was accused of domestic violence. And he’s asked the courts to be lenient on another legislator who was convicted of defrauding a children’s charity.
But the Apache Junction Republican says his political challenger, Sen. Rich Crandall, should be subject to an ethics trial, removed from his committee chairmanship and ultimately ousted from office because Crandall threatened to kill future legislation backed by Fillmore’s House colleague.
This is one of a series of biographical sketches Cronkite News Service is producing about new members of the Arizona State Legislature.Read More »