Now that the election results have been officially canvassed and certified, returning legislators and their new colleagues can start introducing legislation for next year’s session.Read More »
When Stefanie Mach takes the oath of office as an Arizona state legislator in January, she will have taken another step on a journey of over 6,000 days filled with a lifetime of challenges.Read More »
For every election winner, there is at least one loser — but that doesn’t mean their political life is over.Read More »
California prosecutors say a former Arizona legislator who went to prison in a 1990 corruption scandal used his son's identity to get a California ID card and real estate license so he could work as a broker and teach a real estate class.Read More »
Arizona lawmakers advanced tax cut legislation Thursday as they pushed to end their regular session, despite complaints that they courted danger by moving forward with proposals put on their desks just hours earlier.Read More »
After two hours of back-and-forth discussion, the House Ethics Committee today voted to recommend Rep. Daniel Patterson’s expulsion from the House of Representatives, and one committee member said to expect a full House vote on the recommendation later this afternoon.Read More »
Democrats in the House and Senate are calling for one of their own to step down amid allegations of domestic violence.
Rep. Daniel Patterson’s former live-in girlfriend and campaign manager was granted an order of protection against him on Friday, liberal blog Three Sonorans reported yesterday.
Perhaps in an attempt to avoid another drawn-out saga like the one after former Sen. Scott Bundgaard was faced with similar allegations, House Democrats acted swiftly, calling on their colleague to resign.
As Rep. Debbie McCune Davis enters her 26th year of service as a lawmaker, she reveals how losing a Corporation Commission race helped her career and the issues that keep her coming back to the Legislature, even when she’s at odds with how it’s functioning.Read More »
With state finances on the sunny side, cities and towns hope to convince lawmakers to relieve some of the budget pressures on local governments.
And it appears legislators are listening.
Arizonans responding to an open invitation from one of the state's legislative leaders overwhelmingly think lawmakers should reject all gifts, no matter how small.Read More »