AZ legislators

Secretary of State-elect Katie Hobbs (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Oct 17, 2018

Patriot Movement members sue Katie Hobbs over Ducey tweet

Members of the Patriot Movement AZ are suing Secretary of State candidate Katie Hobbs over a six-month-old tweet in which she criticized Gov. Doug Ducey for posing with the controversial activist group.

Nov 28, 2017

GOP lawmaker continues fight with Board of Regents

An Oro Valley Republican lawmaker wants to know whether he and fellow legislators can legally clamp down on the Arizona Board of Regents.

Jun 8, 2017

Ex-Senate President Ed Sawyer dies

Funeral mass for Ed Sawyer, a former president of the Arizona Senate, is scheduled for 9 a.m. June 10, at St. Rose of Lima Church in Safford.

May 8, 2017

Legislature OKs bill raising their mileage rates

The Arizona Senate has joined the House in voting to increase how much lawmakers are reimbursed for driving to the Capitol.

Feb 20, 2017

Culling the herd: A majority of bills already have failed

Of the more than 1,000 bills, resolutions and memorials that have been introduced in the Arizona Legislature thus far in 2017, the majority are already being declared “dead."

Feb 3, 2017

Lawmakers move to fine charities that help refugees

Unable to block the federal government from sending refugees to Arizona, six Republican lawmakers want to penalize the charities that help them resettle here.

Feb 3, 2017

A raft of bills would make Arizona’s initiative process more difficult

More than a century after Arizona’s voters gave themselves a Constitution and the right to write laws, legislators still can’t quite accept the fact that they have competition.

Dec 9, 2016

Candidates got away with ignoring big-dollar disclosure requirement

Statewide and legislative candidates widely ignored a requirement to disclose big-dollar contributions during the final days of their campaign, and election officials are in no mood to go after them.

Nov 6, 2015

Cap Times Quiz: Education edition

Education has been this year’s hottest topic in Arizona, beginning with the inauguration of Gov. Doug Ducey in January and continuing through last week’s special session on school finance. Here is a quiz to determine how closely you have been keeping up. Get all eight right and you could qualify for a choice staff position with the state Board of Education.

Jul 2, 2015

Plan to expand overtime rules could reach 100,000 Arizona salaried workers

The Department of Labor announced plans Tuesday to expand overtime guarantees to about 5 million salaried workers who are not now covered, including an estimated 100,000 white-collar workers in Arizona.

Apr 30, 2015

U.S. House, Senate panels forward bills to halt Glendale casino development

The Keep the Promise Act of 2015 – introduced by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale – would “prohibit gaming activities on certain Indian land in Arizona until the expiration of certain gaming compacts” in 2027.

Dec 3, 2010

Ugenti says election, giving birth capped a ‘good month’

Rep.-elect Michelle Ugenti gave birth to her third child Nov. 30. The Fountain Hills Republican’s baby, Noelle Kristiania Ugenti, weighed in at 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20½ inches long.