gender reassignment surgery, Hobbs, Senate Republicans
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.

Jun 26, 2023

Former lawmaker, former congressional candidate, party chair vie for LD2 seat

Legislative District 2 Republicans nominated three people on Monday night as potential replacements for former Sen. Steve Kaiser, R-Phoenix. 

manufacturing, Hobbs
Jun 20, 2023

New law raises cap on funds for infrastructure projects benefitting manufacturers

Gov. Katie Hobbs signed a bill on Monday opposed by most legislative Democrats that will raise the cap on monies municipalities get to fund infrastructure projects to benefit manufacturing companies.

Jun 19, 2023

Hobbs vetoes bill to regulate renewable energy

Calling it a potential barrier to renewable energy, Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed legislation Monday which would have imposed new requirements on solar and wind generating plants.

Jun 13, 2023

House censures Democrat who hid Capitol Bibles 

A Democratic representative who hid state House Bibles was censured without the traditional majority standard the chamber has historically used to pass legislation.  

tax cuts, House, income tax, Epstein, Sundareshan, Mesnard, Senate
Jun 12, 2023

House refuses to require individual income tax rates to be cut during surplus

The state House refused Monday to require that individual income tax rates be cut automatically any time the state runs a surplus.

housing, Kaiser, Ponder, affordable homes, cities, towns
Jun 8, 2023

Kaiser, cities reach compromise on housing bills

Republican lawmakers and a lobbying group for Arizona cities and towns have reached a deal on legislation they say will address rising housing costs in the Valley and across the state.

Rogers, sentencing, Brown
Jun 6, 2023

Ex-teacher sentenced to prison for making death threat against Rogers

A former Tucson middle school teacher was sentenced Tuesday to 2 ½ years in prison after pleading guilty to making a death threat against Sen. Wendy Rogers, R-Flagstaff.

guilty plea, elections, Maricopa County, Iowa, Arizona
May 31, 2023

Ex-teacher faces possible prison for threatening Rogers

Donald Brown, a former Tucson school teacher who was arrested after threatening the life of Sen. Wendy Rogers, R-Flagstaff, is set to be sentenced on June 6 for the July 2022 crime.

Bibles, Stahl-Hamilton, House, ethics, members lounge
May 26, 2023

Ethics panel reviews complaint in Bible brouhaha

A House Ethics Committee reviewed evidence of a Democratic representative accused of stealing Capitol Bibles and engaging in disorderly behavior.

Covid, workers' compensation, Court of Appeals,
May 25, 2023

Panelists make outrageous claims in conservative Covid committee 

Conservative lawmakers hosted a panel today with speakers who claim that the federal government intentionally lied and mishandled Covid, that hospitals intentionally killed people, and made statements that medical professionals say are untrue. 

court, trial, Hobbs, commission
May 25, 2023

Senate committee votes to hold Hobbs’ nominee to trial court commission

The state Senate Judiciary Committee voted along partisan lines to hold Gov. Katie Hobbs’ nominee to the Commission on Trial Court Appointments for Maricopa County after questioning veered into controversial topics like the transgender sports debate and the political affiliation of judicial nominees.