During his first year as speaker of the House, Republican David Gowan of Sierra Vista came under fire from members of his caucus, not for his legislative policies or plans for the state, but for his loose spending with the House budget.Read More »
In a stunning move, House Speaker John Boehner informed fellow Republicans today that he would resign from Congress at the end of October, giving up his top leadership post and his seat in the House in the face of hardline conservative opposition.Read More »
There were many long nights back in their first months as Arizona lawmakers when two ambitious southern Arizona Republicans – seatmates who were first sent to the Capitol in 2008 – would share their grandest hopes and dreams in the modest setting of their rented Scottsdale trailer.Read More »
Former House Speaker Joe Lane, whose political career was cut short in the wake of the impeachment of Gov. Evan Mecham, died today in Tucson.Read More »
House speaker Andy Tobin today announced today what many political operative have been whispering about for months: He is running for Congress in Arizona’s First Congressional District.Read More »
House Speaker Kirk Adams had quite the final year in the Legislature, authoring a major overhaul of the state’s public pension system and finally accomplishing last year’s goal of passing a bill aimed at making Arizona more business-friendly.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.