Hobbs, GOP lawmakers tout wins in budget as battle to define spending ahead
Two media events on Monday highlighted the coming political battle to define the $17.8 billion budget that lawmakers passed, and the governor signed last week.
LD26 Dems choose nominees for House vacancy
Democratic precinct committeemen in Legislative District 26 chose three nominees Friday evening to fill the district’s vacant state House seat.
House passes bill getting water to Rio Verde
More than four months after residents in the Rio Verde community northeast of Scottsdale lost access to the city’s water supply, a short-term remedy appears to be close after legislation to address the issue passed the Arizona House on May 10.
Bipartisan house leaders form ESA study committee
House leadership agreed to form an Empowerment Scholarship Account Governance and Oversight Committee today to look at the administration of the state’s fast-growing school choice program. Democrats failed to pass budget amendments in both chambers to cap off universal ESA enrollment, which remained a central budget request among legislators, public education advocates and some families of [&[...]
$150 million for housing, half a billion for education in budget proposal
A new budget proposal emerged today that delivers a child tax rebate, major spending on housing and education, and a reshuffling of money destined for water projects.
Stahl-Hamilton wants complaint against her dropped
A Democratic Representative is asking for an ethics complaint filed against her for hiding Capitol Bibles to be dismissed.
Bravo to move to Senate to replace Terán
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to select former Rep. Flavio Bravo, D-Phoenix, to replace former Sen. Raquel Terán in the state Senate, meaning the district will now have to select a replacement for Bravo in the House of Representatives.
Senate considers measure to ask voters to approve constitutional change tied to emergencies
The state Senate was likely just a few minutes away from approving a measure last week that would ask Arizona voters to OK a constitutional amendment requiring the Legislature to reauthorize any state of emergency called by the governor every 30 days.
Cano to leave Legislature for grad school
The top state House Democratic is quitting at the end of the legislative session to pursue a graduate degree in public administration. Tucsonan Andres Cano, the House minority leader, said Saturday he has been accepted into the Harvard Kennedy School. The one-year program begins in early July. Cano said there appears to be a deal […]
GOP leaders defend transgender ban in lawsuit
Senate President Warren Petersen, R-Gilbert, and House Speaker Ben Toma, R-Peoria, filed a motion to intervene in a federal suit to defend the 2022 law banning transgender girls from participating in girls' sports.
Rogers gets lawyers to defend injunction against reporter
State Senator Wendy Rogers intends to defend an injunction against harassment awarded to her by a Flagstaff court against a reporter investigating whether the senator lives in the district she represents.
Willoughby picked to fill vacant House seat and replace expelled lawmaker
The Republican runner-up in the 2022 Legislative District 13 House of Representatives race will take the district’s vacant seat after being appointed to the position Friday.