Incoming Senate President Andy Biggs, a conservative Republican from Gilbert, promised to be inclusive and immediately refrained from weighing in on some of the biggest issues facing Arizona without first consulting his caucus.Read More »
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Republican senators who prevailed in yesterday’s elections caucus will meet this afternoon in Phoenix to elect their next set of leaders.Read More »
With Court officially out of the running, the race for majority leader has begun in earnest. Rumors have been swirling that several lawmakers, including Carter, Dial, Farnsworth, Forese, Gowan, Kavanagh, Lesko, Mesnard, Montenegro, Olson, Robson and Ugenti are jockeying for the post, but not all of them are seriously committed.Read More »
The man with the gavel insists the change is more superficial than substantive.
“Speaker Adams and I have a very similar record, similar style,” Andy Tobin, R-Paulden, said just minutes after he was officially installed as speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives at a special April 28 meeting.
This morning, the House Republicans chose their new leadership as former speaker Kirk Adams, R-Mesa, resigned in order to launch his bid for Congress.Read More »
“I liked the tax portions of the jobs bill but didn’t care for the jobs portion of that bill.” — Sen. Andy Biggs, on his opposition to tax credits.Read More »
Rep. Debbie Lesko was elected House majority whip, beating Rep. David Stevens in the House Republicans' only contested leadership race. House Speaker Kirk Adams was uncontested in his bid for a second term in charge of the House. Rep. Andy Tobin, who served as majority whip last session, was unconsted in the race for majority leader.Read More »