Two top House Democrats want that chamber's Ethics Committee to investigate Speaker David Gowan and other key Republicans. In a formal complaint Tuesday, Minority Leader Eric Meyer and Minority Whip Rebecca Rios cite published reports about the travels of the GOP lawmakers.Read More »
A Republican representative says she believes a senator who accused her of harassing his teenage daughter and threatened to kill her bills is truly remorseful.Read More »
L Gray was quietly appointed to the Senate Ethics Committee on Monday to replace Gould, who had recused himself from considering Barton’s complaint against Crandall because Fillmore has endorsed him, and her first act as chair of the committee today was to dismiss it.Read More »
Newly appointed Senate Ethics Committee Chairwoman Linda Gray dismissed a fellow lawmaker’s complaint against Sen. Rich Crandall, saying the Mesa Republican hadn’t violated any laws or ethical rules.
Gray said Crandall’s threat to kill Rep. Brenda Barton’s legislation in the Senate Education Committee was fully in line with a Senate rule stating that chairmen have the authority to determine which bills are heard in their committees.
Facing an ethics complaint that calls for his removal from the Arizona Senate for allegations that he behaved unprofessionally, Sen. Rich Crandall has apologized for threatening to kill the bills of a fellow Republican who he believed harassed his daughter.Read More »
An Arizona legislator has followed through on filing an ethics complaint against another lawmaker. Republican Rep. Brenda Barton of Payson last week accused Republican Sen. Rich Crandall of Mesa of disorderly conduct by abusing his Senate Education Committee chairmanship to bully her.Read More »
A report by special investigators into the ethics charges against a Tucson Democrat accused of beating his ex-girlfriend will be delayed until at least Friday, but the investigation and future hearings are expected to continue after that.Read More »
TUCSON — A Tucson city magistrate has scheduled an April 26 hearing on whether a state lawmaker can postpone proceedings in his domestic violence case until after the legislative session ends.Read More »
The Arizona House of Representatives announced today that it would hire attorneys Craig A. Morgan and Sharon Ng of Kansas City-based firm Stinson Morrison Hecker to investigate an ethics complaint against Rep. Daniel Patterson, who is facing criminal charges of domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend.Read More »
Rep. Daniel Patterson says he will vigorously contest a legislative ethics complaint stemming from domestic violence allegations but that he needs a reasonable amount of time to respond. Patterson says in a letter to the Ethics Committee's chairman that he's confident his name will be cleared.Read More »