Quezada, Senate committee, rejected
Jun 1, 2023

Senate panel rejects former lawmaker over incendiary politics

A Senate committee voted Wednesday, as expected, to recommend the rejection of a former Democratic lawmaker to lead a state agency, citing his past political comments.  

fallen officers, Senate, Ugenti-Rita, Hobbs, voters, first responders
Mar 8, 2023

Voters to decide if state should levy new fine to help victims’ families

Arizona voters will get to decide next year whether the state should levy a new $20 fine on each criminal conviction in order to pay an extra $250,000 to the families of police officers, firefighters, EMTs and corrections officers killed on the job because of a criminal act.

Hobbs, budget, Kavanagh
Mar 3, 2023

Nomination picture still muddy going forward

A month after the Arizona Senate formed an extraordinary new committee to vet Gov. Katie Hobbs’ appointments, the picture still looks muddy for the governor’s nominees to lead key agencies. 

Democrats, Gallego, election, ballots, Sinema, No Labels, lawsuit
Feb 28, 2023

Senate Minority leader leaves leadership to run for Congress 

Sen. Minority Leader Raquel Terán, D-Phoenix, is stepping down from her leadership role in the Senate to run for Congressman Ruben Gallego, D-AZ's, congressional seat.  

Democrats, Republicans, Alston, Hoffman, Petersen, Burch, Shope, ADOA, Hobbs, Ducey
Feb 20, 2023

Senate Republicans won’t consider ‘evasive’ Hobbs nominees 

A Senate committee charged with reviewing gubernatorial nominees held a candidate from consideration on Monday and pledged to hold all future nominees who don’t clearly answer questions after a lengthy questioning process frustrated committee Republicans.  

Hobbs, State of State, legislature, House, Senate, Republicans, Democrats, abortion, AEL, education, ESA, Ducey, Mofford, Napolitano, Livingston, Alston, Petersen, budget, AEL
Feb 4, 2023

Republican lawmakers show no signs of appeasing Hobbs

One month into a Legislative session that sees the Republican-controlled Arizona House and Senate trying to come to terms with a Democrat as governor for the first time in 14 years, GOP leaders are showing no sign that they will make Gov. Katie Hobbs' first year in office a smooth one.

Republicans, GOP, DeWit, Ward, election, MAGA, Trump, Lake, Hobbs, Schweikert, ballots, tabulation
Nov 15, 2022

Senate Republicans select new leadership team led by Petersen

The Senate Republicans selected a new leadership team headed by Sen. Warren Petersen, R-Gilbert, but allowed candidates currently losing their races to vote. 

Jul 22, 2022

Lawmakers’ attendance, voting records vary

Despite going 166 days, the second regular session of Arizona’s 55th Legislature saw generally good attendance from lawmakers in both the House and Senate. Beyond the standouts, however, there were also some exceptions.  

Jul 21, 2022

Dems pass liberal bills under GOP members’ names 

Democrats in Arizona are passing liberal legislation disguised under the names of cooperative Republican members in a hyper-partisan political climate. Sen. Martín Quezada, D-Glendale, told the chamber on the last day of session that Republicans supported him more than they knew. “I do want to give a shoutout to Senator Shope because you may have […]

affordable housing, multifamily homes, tents, downtown, homeless, zoning
Jul 13, 2022

Lawmakers to tour state, push affordable housing 

A new legislative committee is planning to tackle the affordable housing crisis, saying zoning laws and community pushback are major barriers to building residences that meet local needs. 

Jun 16, 2022

Residents push for GOP bill targeting drop in homelessness

A nonpartisan group of residents is pushing for a GOP bill aimed at decreasing homelessness across the state, saying now is the time to tackle the crisis.

Nov 1, 2013

Hot contests

Early voting in the 2014 primary begins in nine months, and candidates are already firing up their campaigns.