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Jun 23, 2023

Hobbs wants lawmakers to adopt new laws to ensure electric vehicle drivers pay fair share

Gov. Katie Hobbs wants state lawmakers to enact new laws to ensure that the drivers of electric vehicles pay their fair share of road construction and maintenance.

Jan 30, 2019

Bill would extend statute of limitations for sex abuse claims

State lawmakers want to give child sex abuse victims more time to sue their assailants, saying they need more time to process and understand what happened to them.

Sep 28, 2018

Auditor: Laws need to change for effective charter school scrutiny

If lawmakers want quality audits of Arizona charter schools, they have to change the laws governing how charters operate, the state’s top auditor said.

Sep 4, 2018

Sen. Bob Worsley, philanthropist David Lincoln among 2018 Arizona Capitol Times Leaders of the Year

Sen. Bob Worsley, a Republican from Mesa, is the Arizona Capitol Times’ Leaders of the Year winner in government. Other winners include Gregory Harris of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie for law, Richard Stavneak, director of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, for unsung hero, and NAU President Rita Cheng.

Aug 20, 2018

Candidates find pros and cons of digging into own pocket

While self-funders haven’t been very successful at the state and federal level in Arizona, the strategy has paid off for candidates aiming for lower-level offices, such as the Legislature or a city council.

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Jun 22, 2018

Candidate says no coordination with Worsley for LD25 senate seat

Mesa Republican Tyler Pace knew that Sen. Bob Worsley, R-Mesa, was considering retirement before he filed to run against the incumbent for the state Senate.

Sen. Bob Worsley, R-Mesa (Photo by Rachel Leingang, Arizona Capitol Times)
Jun 22, 2018

Timing of Worsley retirement leaves LD25 Republicans angry

Sen. Bob Worsley won’t seek re-election this fall, and the timing of his announcement has some East Valley Republicans furious that it’s now too late to enter the race.

Sen. Bob Worsley, R-Mesa (Photo by Rachel Leingang, Arizona Capitol Times)
Jun 18, 2018

Worsley to leave office, cites vitriolic tone of politics

Sen. Bob Worsley won’t seek re-election this fall, leaving the Arizona Senate short one of its more moderate Republican lawmakers.

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May 9, 2018

The Breakdown, Episode 17: That’s a wrap

Another session is in the books, but not without a fuss - or two.

May 3, 2018

Effort on to repeal or replace voucher expansion law

Any attempt to undermine a November referendum on a controversial law to expand Arizona’s school voucher program is dead on arrival in the Senate.

Apr 2, 2018

Photo radar ban a bust again, fails to get hearing in 2 Senate committees

Another year, another failed effort in the Legislature to ban red light and speed enforcement cameras statewide.

Mar 28, 2018

Voucher expansion up for negotiation in Legislature

With all legal recourse exhausted, school choice advocates are weighing their legislative options to expand the state’s voucher program even as a referendum that could thwart their efforts looms.