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 […]
Pima County supervisors voted Tuesday to fill the county’s two vacant House seats.
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.
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 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 […]
Rep. Aaron Lieberman announced Monday he is resigning from the state House of Representatives to focus on his gubernatorial campaign.
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.
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.
The Arizona Legislature is officially done, and what a weird session it's been.
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 […]
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.
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.