Andrea Dalessandro

healthcare, Medicaid, AHCCCS, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, CMS, Chevron, Medicare, FQHC, chiropractor, optometry, podiatric care, dental
Feb 26, 2021

3 health care reforms that Republicans oppose

I am sorry to report that even with the coronavirus pandemic raging, Arizona’s Legislature failed to hold a single hearing on one of the three urgent bills we championed.

Sep 10, 2020

Democratic lawmaker begins bid for House speaker ahead of election

A slate of Democrats has announced its bid for leadership of the state House of Representatives, solidifying long-swirling Capitol rumors about a challenge to current House Minority Leader Charlene Fernandez.

Feb 25, 2020

4 GOP lawmakers align with Democrats to kill tax cuts for veterans

State senators on Tuesday rejected the one tax break sought by Gov. Doug Ducey in his State of the State speech.

Dec 16, 2019

Judge lets Arizona law on initiative petitions to stand

A federal judge on Monday refused to strike down an Arizona law that allows a judge to invalidate otherwise legitimate and qualified signatures on an initiative petition.

Sep 24, 2019

Lawmakers to look at shifting Santa Cruz, Cochise county lines

Despite being rebuffed by her colleagues, a Southern Arizona lawmaker has found a new way to pursue her plans to see if parts of Santa Cruz County should be merged with Cochise County.

Arizona charter schools oppose more state regulation
Mar 15, 2019

Arizona Senate backs charter oversight legislation

Republicans in the Arizona Senate voted Thursday to impose new rules in charter schools over the objections of Democrats who said the legislation doesn't do enough to end problems.

Jan 24, 2019

GOP bill would restrict vote-by-mail options

Ignoring the testimony of county election officials, Republican lawmakers voted to bar Arizona voters who receive their ballot by mail from turning them in by hand.

Feb 22, 2017

Arizona Senate votes to seize assets of those who plan, participate in protests that turn violent

Claiming people are being paid to riot, Republican state senators voted Wednesday to give police new power to arrest anyone who is involved in a peaceful demonstration that may turn bad -- even before anything actually happened.

Nov 8, 2016

Sen. Dalessandro wins re-election in LD2

Incumbent Andrea Dalessandro, D-Green Valley, handily won re-election maintaining a strong lead in the Legislative District 2 Senate race.

Oct 11, 2016

Dalessandro issues belated apology for calling GOP leadership Nazis

Arizona Democratic Sen. Andrea Dalessandro recently told her Facebook followers that she had something to “CONFESS.” At an interview with the Arizona Daily Star editorial board in September, Dalessandro called GOP leadership at the Capitol “Nazis.” At an interview with the Arizona Daily Star editorial board in September, Dalessandro called GOP leadership at the Capitol “Nazis.”

Feb 19, 2015

Senate panel approves Clean Elections repeal measure

Republican critics of Clean Elections have renewed their long-term goal of convincing voters to repeal Arizona’s system of public campaign funding and are hoping that some extra money for K-12 education will help sweeten the deal.

Arizona state Sen. Ed Ableser, D-Tempe, sits dejectedly at his desk after a Senate vote approved HB2281 at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Phoenix. The bill grants property owners who lease to churches but aren't themselves religiously affiliated similar tax breaks to the ones churches get when they own property. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 27, 2014

Ableser attributes low attendance to family responsibilities

Democratic Sen. Ed Ableser of Tempe regained his title of most absentee lawmaker this year, showing up for only 62 percent of Senate floor sessions, though he voted on 70 percent of all the bills put before the chamber.