Arizona Senate

Apr 27, 2023

Recording: Rogers wants reporter to ‘learn their lesson’ with injunction

The Flagstaff Justice Court will hold an in-person hearing to consider a challenge to an injunction against harassment the court issued against an Arizona Capitol Times reporter at the request of state Senator Wendy Rogers.

Mar 14, 2022

Republican election bills continue to die in the Senate

A total of 14 Republican bills died on the Senate floor on Monday, the most bills struck down in one session in recent memory.  Sen. Paul Boyer, R-Glendale, voted against 12 of the dead bills along with the entire Democratic caucus. Without Boyer’s vote, the Republicans did not have the 16 votes needed to pass […]

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 […]

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Nov 19, 2021

Senate audit inches closer to conclusion

U.S. Rep. John Shadegg – the “special master” who will oversee answering the Senate’s questions about the materials – hasn’t told the county yet who will be on the IT team. 

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Nov 11, 2021

Jury awards Senate staffer $2.7M in discrimination suit

A jury awarded Senate policy adviser Talonya Adams $2.75 million on Wednesday after finding she was fired due to racial and sex-based discrimination. 

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Oct 7, 2021

Senate wants host of Ninja records protected

A judge on Thursday said he's not ready to cite the Arizona Senate and Karen Fann, its president, for contempt of court.

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Sep 24, 2021

Left-leaning watchdog groups seeks contempt of court finding for Fann, Senate

An organization that won a legal battle with the Senate over audit-related records is now asking a judge to hold Senate President Karen Fann in contempt -- and possibly jail her -- for failing to comply with the court order.

Sep 17, 2021

Senate, Maricopa County reach deal on audit dispute

Maricopa County will avoid losing nearly $700 million in state-shared revenue and the Arizona Senate will be able to pose the questions it has about previously withheld materials that it subpoenaed for its review of the 2020 election results in the county. 

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Sep 8, 2021

Sen. Engel resigns, runs for Congress

Democratic state Sen. Kirsten Engel resigned September 8 to focus on her congressional campaign in an open southern Arizona seat.

Jul 27, 2021

Audit Twitter accounts suspended, Bennett frozen out

When the Arizona audit began, the public had two avenues to receive information – former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett and the Arizona Audit Twitter account – three months later, it has neither.

Jul 23, 2021

Audit stirs dissension among GOP senators

In letting the Senate’s audit drag on as auditors demand more subpoenaed materials, Senate President Karen Fann has managed to delay a fight within her caucus over how to handle the eventual results.

Jul 23, 2021

Senate audit fundraising boon for GOP

The Arizona Senate’s election audit has become a fundraising tool for candidates and state parties since it began in April, and the past three months have shown Republicans coming out on top.