Latino Democrats today said a Republican senator made an “offensive and ignorant” decision when she read a racially tinged letter on the Senate floor during the debate of an immigration bill last week.Read More »
The Arizona Senate is set to vote Monday on a proposal that would prevent the State Bar of Arizona from nominating members to commissions that make recommendations to the governor on state judicial appointments.Read More »
Strong business opposition is being cited as a major reason for the Arizona Senate's rejection of proposed new get-tough legislation on illegal immigration.Read More »
“My first impression is, ‘Wow.’” — Rep. Bob Robson, R-Chandler, reacting to the Senate’s budget proposal.Read More »
On the heels of saying he expects the Senate to vote on a budget as soon as tomorrow, Senate President Russell Pearce yesterday added three controversial immigration bills to the docket for today’s caucus discussions, signaling the bills may soon be debated by the entire body.Read More »
That’s how long a person will be banned from setting foot in the Senate building after causing a disruption in the chamber, according to a memo sent today by Senate President Russell Pearce to his fellow senators.
On a day of heavy lifting, senators debated and approved more than two dozen bills that deal with a wide array of subjects, from the film tax credits to preference in adoption.Read More »
Scott Bundgaard remains majority leader of the Arizona Senate after a closed caucus of Republicans met amid controversy over his involvement in an alleged domestic violence incident.
Meanwhile, Sen. Ron Gould, the Ethics Committee chairman, is still mulling the mechanics of a potential Ethics Committee hearing into the incident.
Gould had harsh words for Bundgaard today as he called for the senator to step down from his leadership post.Read More »
A bill advancing in the Arizona Legislature would give Tea Party supporters their own license plate but without taxpayers-provided startup costs that supporters wanted.Read More »