Arizona House

Feb 18, 2022

House OKs school spending limit, Senate wavers

  After the House voted to suspend a cap on spending for public schools earlier this week, eyes turn to the Senate, which is still stalled.   Sen. President Karen Fann, R-Prescott, said February 16 she is trying to get eight Republicans on board with the resolution. Only six Republican votes are technically needed to get […]

Dec 7, 2021

Pima county gets 2 new state lawmakers

Pima County supervisors voted Tuesday to fill the county’s two vacant House seats. 

Dec 3, 2021

6 new members appointed to House

Since the Legislature adjourned sine die on June 30, six new House members have been appointed to fill the seats of members who resigned or, in one case, died. And three seats are still vacant. 

Nov 24, 2021

Mesnard has privilege in talks with Ugenti-Rita

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled on November 18 that Sen. J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler, has legislative privilege and doesn’t have to answer questions about conversations he had with Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita, R-Scottsdale, while he was speaker of the House and the expulsion of then-Rep. Don Shooter was pending. 

Rep. Becky Nutt (R-Clifton)
Oct 28, 2021

Nutt resigns LD14 House seat

Rep. Becky Nutt is stepping down effective Monday.  “It has been my great honor to serve with you, sir, and to be part of your leadership team these past three years. My best regards to you,” Nutt, R-Pearce, wrote in a brief letter to House Speaker Rusty Bowers, R-Mesa.  With Nutt’s resignation, six House members […]

Sep 20, 2021

Rep. Lieberman resigns to run for governor

Rep. Aaron Lieberman announced Monday he is resigning from the state House of Representatives to focus on his gubernatorial campaign. 

Jun 18, 2021

Sinema, Kelly, uncommitted on D.C. statehood

Thirty-three Democratic state senators and House members are calling on the state’s congressional delegation to support Washington, D.C., statehood, in advance of a June 22 U.S. Senate hearing on the topic.

Mar 31, 2021

D.C. statehood a racial, voting rights issue

When our State Senate considers D.C. statehood, they should treat this issue as a necessary and substantive pro-democracy reform rather than giving it the cursory and partisan treatment that the House did. If this issue comes up in the U.S. Senate, I hope Sens.Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly will recognize D.C. statehood for the racial justice and voting rights issue that it is.

May 27, 2020

The Breakdown: A sine die surprise

The Arizona Legislature is officially done, and what a weird session it's been.

May 26, 2020

Senate abruptly adjourns, House bills go down without vote

  The Arizona Senate abruptly ended the 2020 legislative session today, catapulting leaders into planning for a special session an hour or so earlier than they expected. Senators, who already voted to end the session once this month, planned to return to the Capitol Tuesday morning to pass a final list of “non-controversial” House bills […]

Jan 27, 2020

The Breakdown: Love letters and budget

The House is embroiled in scandal over a Republican representative’s personal life for the third time in as many years, and this time, there are letters.

Jun 17, 2019

Ex-Arizona lawmaker sentenced in fatal Alaska shooting

A former Arizona lawmaker convicted in the shooting death of a man at a remote cabin site in Alaska in 2016 has been sentenced to 65 years in prison, with 20 years suspended.