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Before the session began, Republicans crowed about the super majorities, and boasted that it would allow them to overrule Gov. Jan Brewer, should she have the temerity to veto their bills.
But Brewer vetoed 29 bills this year, including several that had overwhelming Republican support in both chambers. And despite their supermajority advantage, the Republicans in the House and Senate never once tried to override a veto.
LD19 Republicans will meet May 19 at Mesa Community College to vote on replacements for Adams' vacant seat.Read More »
With the legislative session over, Kirk Adams was finally able to do what he’d wanted to do for months, and what some have expected him to do for years: run for Congress.Read More »
The unexpected part of Adams' announcement today was that Kyl was not only endorsing him, but will be the honorary chair of the campaign.Read More »
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.
It’s a near certainty that House Majority Leader Andy Tobin will be elevated to speaker of the House when lawmakers gather for an emergency session to replace outgoing House Speaker Kirk Adams.Read More »
On the afternoon before sine die, House Speaker Kirk Adams decided to fire back at the political railbirds who have been speculating about a potential congressional run for the Mesa Republican.Read More »
A bill to reform the state's pension systems passed the House today, a major victory for House Speaker Kirk Adams.Read More »
It’s no joke – the House has passed a budget on April Fool’s day, after nearly 17 hours of deliberation and discussion that began the previous afternoon.
Discussions started at 3:30 p.m. yesterday in the House Appropriations Committee. From there, the bills moved through the House Rules Committee, then the Committee of the Whole, and finally to a vote. The House finally adjourned at 8 a.m. today.