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In downtown Phoenix’s Democratic stronghold of Legislative District 24, House Minority Leader Chad Campbell is stepping down from the post he has held for the past eight years as one of the district’s two representatives. That is creating a power vacuum and a bitter battle between two Democrats vying to replace him.Read More »
The Arizona House has begun debating a state budget plan that adds spending to the plan passed by the Senate.Read More »
Women embarking on their first political campaign for public office got some advice from the pros at the Arizona Capitol Times’ third annual Women in Public Policy event at the W Hotel in Scottsdale on Nov. 20.Read More »
The award for best legislative batting average for the session — the calculation of bills introduced versus bills signed into law — goes to Rep. David Livingston, a freshman Republican lawmaker from Peoria who has been vocally critical of the governor.Read More »
The House Appropriations Committee on Monday approved a pro-life measure that would allow unannounced inspections of abortion clinics and prohibit them from providing abortions to Medicaid patients.Read More »
House Democratic Leader Chad Campbell and Rep. Lela Alston held back a challenge in Legislative District 24 from political newcomer Tom Nerini and Democratic activist Jean Cheuvront McDermott, the mother of former lawmaker and Senate candidate Ken Cheuvront.Read More »
Redistricting has forced some big names in Arizona legislative politics into contested races in the Aug. 28 primary election.Read More »
Jean Cheuvront-McDermott won’t be the spoiler in an intraparty fight over House seats in Legislative District 24.Read More »
In the upcoming elections, party loyalty doesn’t guarantee an uncontested race.
The highest-ranking Republican and Democrat in the House of Representatives both face crowded primaries this August.