Less than three months after Ann Kirkpatrick lost her seat in Congress, the former representative of Arizona’s 1st Congressional District announced that she would challenge the Tea Party-endorsed dentist Paul Gosar again for control of the expansive rural district.Read More »
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Andy Tobin has been unanimously elected to be the new speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives as the former speaker.
He replaces Kirk Adams, who stepped down as speaker in advance of his resignation from the Legislature. Adams and his aides have not said why he is leaving, but he is widely expected to run for Congress.
Arizona House Democrats have a new whip. The House's minority chose Rep. Anna Tovar of Tolleson as their third-ranking leader.Read More »
Legislative leaders said they are making strides in their talks with the governor over a budget proposal that would solve more than $540 million in deficit this year and another $1.2 billion in the next fiscal year.Read More »
Thursday is a deadline day at the Legislature as most Arizona House and Senate committees finish considering bills.Read More »
Former state Sen. Robert Blendu, a Republican from Litchfield Park, said he will run in 2012 for a seat in the Arizona House.Read More »
This is one of a series of biographical sketches Cronkite News Service is producing about new members of the Arizona State Legislature. Each follows this format and includes a mugshot and video.Read More »
Ah, Spring! It’s the time of year when ambitious legislators’ thoughts turn to leadership. And in a session that is quickly heading for completion, discussions are simmering about who is gearing up for the November caucus elections in the House of Representatives.Read More »