Aug 15, 2023

Petersen threatens lawsuit if state elections manual not revised

The top Senate Republican in Arizona is threatening litigation against Secretary of State Adrian Fontes over a proposed elections manual.  

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Aug 11, 2023

House panel to examine Hobbs’ social media conduct as Secretary of State 

A legislative panel is meeting next month to investigate the social media conduct of executive officials including Gov. Katie Hobbs before she was elected as governor.  

Aug 10, 2023

Finchem, Kern, Gosar must pay former minority leader’s legal fees

The state Court of Appeals rebuffed three current and former Republican lawmakers in their bid to avoid paying the legal fees of a Democrat who a trial judge said was unfairly sued by them.

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Aug 4, 2023

Legislative leaders increase intervening in court 

On Aug. 1, legislative leaders filed an emergency motion in federal court to defend a law Republicans passed last year – one of many moves they’ve made in ongoing court cases this year. 

Aug 1, 2023

Lawmakers send bill to ban rental tax to Hobbs

A bill repealing a tax on home and apartment rentals that has been a key issue for Republicans in the Legislature for two sessions was sent to Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs on Monday after sitting on the Senate president's desk for seven weeks.

Jul 20, 2023

New Republican senator bashes Freedom Caucus

Returning lawmaker Shawnna Bolick disavowed the Freedom Caucus and its Senate leader and claimed to have moved on from the 2022 and 2020 elections in an interview with Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates. 

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Jul 20, 2023

Early look at 2024’s competitive legislative districts

As the 2024 state election draws closer, Republicans and Democrats are already targeting several key competitive legislative districts that could determine which party has control of the Legislature.

OHVs, off highway vehicles, Bliss, Nguyen, Bennett, Kerr
Jul 18, 2023

Legislature to consider off-highway vehicle issues and regulation

The state Legislature is turning its attention to what many ranchers and law enforcement officials say is a growing problem in the state – the use of off-road vehicles destroying private and public land.

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Jul 13, 2023

Lawmaker raises concerns over Scottsdale shelter program

A Republican lawmaker representing Scottsdale is taking issue with the city’s recent approval of a near $1 million grant to provide shelter at a hotel for unhoused individuals.

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Jul 6, 2023

Phoenix gun deal with Ukraine draws opposition 

Two state lawmakers are arguing a recent ordinance passed by the city of Phoenix to give unclaimed firearms to Ukraine is unlawful.  

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Jul 5, 2023

Cano resigns for graduate school at Harvard, creating fifth legislative vacancy this session

The former state House minority leader has officially resigned, creating the fifth legislative vacancy this session. Rep. Andrés Cano, D-Tucson, sent his resignation letter Tuesday to state officials including Gov. Katie Hobbs, Secretary of State Adrian Fontes and Speaker of the House Ben Toma, R-Peoria.

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Jul 3, 2023

Senate Republicans’ estimates on number of employees seeking taxpayer-funded gender reassignment surgery far off

If you believe the figures cited publicly by Senate Republicans, there are more than 5,500 state and university employees who want taxpayers to pay for gender reassignment surgery. But it turns out not to be true.