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Guns in restaurants bill fails in Senate; second vote expected (access required)

A measure to allow guns in restaurants failed to get enough votes to pass the Senate on June 15. The bill, S1114, failed by a vote of 14-14. It needed 16 votes to pass. The bill's sponsor, Sen. Jack Harper, changed his vote from "yes" to "no" so that he could be on the prevailing side of the vote and, thereby, ask for the legislation to be reconsidered.

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Harper explores House bid

Sen. Jack Harper is now exploring a House seat. Harper, a Republican from Surprise, has amended his exploratory committee to reflect that he is considering running for the District 4 House seat. Harper's Senate term ends in 2010.

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