budget, Kavanagh, lawmakers, Hobbs, AHCCCS
Mar 21, 2023

Legislative leaders want to pass budget ASAP, governor’s staff says it’s ‘false urgency’

Republican Senate leaders said on Tuesday that the Legislature is working with Gov. Katie Hobbs to pass the state’s budget in the next two weeks, citing an April deadline connected to federally allocated Medicaid funding, but the governor’s staff say it’s a play to create “false urgency.” 

Democrats, House, legislature, Republicans, bills, Hastert Rule, Cano, Gress, Longdon, Shah, Alma Hernandez, Grantham, Teresa Martinez, Petersen,
Mar 9, 2023

House Dems resume voting for bills, end protest

House Democrats resumed voting in support of bills this week after voting “no” against all bills put up for a vote last week.  

Senate, Harris, Borrelli, Rogers, Kolodin, Jones, bribery, elections, Stahl-Hamilton, ethics complaint, House, panel
Mar 6, 2023

State representative files ethics complaint against Harris 

A Democrat in the Arizona House of Representatives filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Liz Harris, R-Chandler, after Harris invited a speaker that made “defamatory” allegations of bribery among elected officials in a legislative committee hearing last month.  

Democrats, Republicans, protest
Mar 1, 2023

House Dems vote ‘no’ on all bills to protest Republican approval of their bills 

Democrats in the state House of Representatives voted “no” against every single bill up for a floor vote on Tuesday and Wednesday to protest Republican leadership.  

groundwater, bill, Senate, Nestle
Feb 24, 2023

Mayes, lawmakers slam Saudi water deal

Officials on both sides of the aisle want to do something about the deal that’s letting a Saudi-based company pump Arizona groundwater for nothing more than the price of a cheap land lease in La Paz County.

budget, veto, Hobbs, Toma, Petersen, Democrats, Republicans
Feb 16, 2023

Hobbs vetoes Republican skinny budget 

Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed 13 budget bills on Thursday, saying they represented a “purely-partisan” plan for the state. 

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Feb 16, 2023

House committee moves to block sale, lease of state lands to foreign governments

Arizona lawmakers are moving to block the sale and lease of state lands to foreign governments and certain foreign corporations -- but not the one that has caused the concern in the first place.

budget, House, Harris, Hobbs, Democrats, Republicans
Feb 13, 2023

House Republicans unify, pass budget proposal to Hobbs 

Days after a House Republican explained why she voted against the GOP budget proposal, she flipped her vote to give the budget enough votes to pass the House and send it to Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs. 

Petersen, Senate, House, AEL, public schools, Hobbs
Feb 8, 2023

Senate follows House, OKs waiving AEL

After the House passed a resolution to waive the aggregate expenditure limit, the Senate followed suit.  

AEL, legislation, bill, Cook, Chaplik, Pingerelli, bill, private schools, district public schools, charter schools, school funding
Feb 7, 2023

House votes to waive AEL with bipartisan support

The House voted to waive the aggregate expenditure limit (AEL) today with bipartisan support, clearing the two-thirds majority necessary to send it forward. The resolution, sponsored by Rep. David Cook, R-Globe, needed 40 votes to pass and received 46.  

Democrats, Republicans, Twitter, public records, House, Senate, emails, Cano, Biasiucci, Epstein, Borrelli, Schwiebert, Petersen,
Jan 25, 2023

Dems oppose rules limiting record retention, expanding leadership power 

The Arizona Senate and House of Representatives adopted new rules packages on party lines this week that would expand the powers of the House speaker and Senate president and drastically reduce requirements for members to retain records.  

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Nov 15, 2022

House Republicans choose Toma as speaker-elect; Dems elect Cano as minority leader 

The leadership teams for Republicans and Democrats in the state House of Representatives are set after House Republicans met Tuesday to elect their caucus leaders, with current Majority Leader Ben Toma, R-Peoria, elevated to speaker-elect.