Toothless resolution on elections equipment flagged for supervisors
Senate Majority Leader Sonny Borrelli, R-Lake Havasu City, reminded county boards of supervisors on Monday that the Legislature passed an amendment on elections equipment back in April, but the resolution doesn’t have the power of a law and can’t be upheld.
Hobbs vetoes 8 more bills, headed for record number
Proposals to cut food and rental taxes; a bill banning some messages on highway billboards; a measure to stop unhoused people from camping on streets and sidewalks. They’ve all died on the desk of Gov. Katie Hobbs, who reached a new veto milestone on Thursday morning when she rejected eight bills, bringing her total number of vetoes this year to 37.
Mohave County politicians to reshuffle next year
Mohave County politicians will reshuffle themselves in 2024, including Senate Majority Leader Sonny Borrelli, R-Lake Havasu City, and Rep. Leo Biasiucci, R-Lake Havasu City.
Hobbs vetoes bill aimed at motivating banks to work with gun makers, dealers
Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed legislation Tuesday designed to bribe or blackmail Arizona banks into doing business with gun manufacturers and dealers.
After running on 2020 fraud claims, Lake shifts to 2022
Kari Lake has made a pivot. Sort of. If the central theme of her campaign for governor last year was the 2020 election – which she argued was fraudulent, rigged and generally stolen from former President Donald Trump – then the principal pillar of her post-election campaigning is the 2022 election.
Arizona Republicans pick DeWit to lead party
Former Arizona Treasurer Jeff DeWit is the new chairman of the Arizona Republican Party, scoring a decisive victory in a crowded race.
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.
Judges set hearings for many election contests
Judges across the state set hearings for election contests as the challenges fly under the 10-day deadline to be heard in court.
Senate committee kickstarts GOP’s aim to overhaul elections
Amid ongoing claims of 2020 election fraud, seven election integrity bills passed through the Senate government committee today, the first step in changing the way Arizona conducts elections. Four more election bills are still pending.
Emergency clause to change rule to replace McCain fails in Senate
A Republican-backed measure to keep Sen. John McCain’s seat off the November ballot should the ailing senator leave office soon failed in the Arizona Senate on Monday.
Among veterans in Legislature, a drive to help returning troops
As a retired Marine, Rep. Sonny Borrelli, R-Lake Havasu City, said he knows how challenging it can be for veterans transitioning back to civilian life.