Appropriations Committee

Apr 20, 2022

Budget proposal killed in House committee

Two Republicans joined Democrats Wednesday to kill a scaled-down state budget proposal.  

May 25, 2021

GOP lawmakers seek to nullify Hobbs in election litigation

Republican lawmakers took the first steps Tuesday to strip Secretary of State Katie Hobbs of some of her powers.

Mar 8, 2021

Senate moves to restrict early voting

Republican senators are moving on two fronts to erect new hurdles in the path of those who want to vote early.

Jan 3, 2020

Legislative leaders plan early budget to quell holdouts

The Arizona House and Senate plan to release their own budget proposals in the third week of January, creating two or three distinct spending plans as the Legislature begins its 2020 business.

Apr 3, 2019

Senate to consider school district consolidation proposal

Saying too much money is wasted on duplication, state lawmakers took the first steps April 2 to force consolidation of the more than 200 school districts in the state.

Feb 25, 2019

Committee kills bill to fund groundwater for Pinal County farms

Several lawmakers from both parties questioned why state taxpayers should be on the hook, especially after they said the drought contingency plan approved late last month already has some cash for the farmers.

Nov 24, 2017

House to use untested policy in sexual harassment inquiry of Rep. Shooter

A draft policy on sexual harassment is now the blueprint for an Arizona House investigation of allegations nine women have made against Rep. Don Shooter, R-Yuma.

Senate President Steve Yarbrough (R-Chandler) (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Jun 5, 2017

Wrap up with Steve Yarbrough

In his first year at the helm of the Senate, President Steve Yarbrough, R-Chandler, took to heart his experience as the majority leader to lead a united Republican Caucus — at least, most of the time.

Nov 28, 2016

Hobbs announces Senate Dem committee assignments

Senate Democrats gained a vote on the committee first responsible for approving a budget, but lost voting power on two other committees for the upcoming 2017 Legislative Session.

Jan 22, 2016

Republicans see problems with JTED cuts, prison spending

Lawmakers at the joint Appropriations Committee briefing on Gov. Doug Ducey’s budget proposal Jan. 19 were only allotted time for one question each following the budget presentation, but the questions they asked were telling.

Nov 17, 2014

House Appropriations Committee gets new chairman

The powerful Appropriations Committee of the Arizona House is getting a new chairman. Term limits barred long-serving committee Chairman John Kavanagh from running for re-election to the House, and he was elected earlier this month to the Senate.

Mar 24, 2014

House panel quickly approves budget similar to Senate’s

The House Appropriations Committee today approved a package of House budget bills that were amended to directly mirror the spending proposal approved by the Senate last week.