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Apr 8, 2022

Primaries set, some legislative incumbents face off

While some state Senate candidates can relax – nine are unopposed both in the August primary and the general, and a few others are facing only token opposition in districts that are safe for their parties – other would-be legislators have tough races ahead of them. 

Jul 16, 2021

Passing bills means wise choices, gaining support

Gov. Doug Ducey signed and vetoed more bills than ever before, and almost one-third of the Legislature went home batting .000 for passing bills.

Feb 15, 2021

Egg producer pushes bill for all cage free

State lawmakers are moving to ensure that all eggs sold in Arizona come from cage-free hens.

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Feb 9, 2021

Lawmakers propose giving themselves say over election certification

Republican House members have introduced three measures over the past week to give lawmakers the power to reject election results.

Nov 3, 2020

Blame falls on Fernandez for Dems not taking House

Several key races in the state House remain too close to call with the first batch of Election-Day ballots counted, though Democrats, as has been the trend for the last week, are leading in early votes.

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Oct 21, 2020

Democratic money dwarfs Republican spending

A handful of Democratic legislative candidates bolstered by out-of-state funders broke Arizona campaign finance records with just two weeks to go before the election. Democrats in swing districts pulled in six figures while their incumbent Republican opponents struggled to keep up, the third-quarter campaign finance reports filed late last week showed. Independent spending for Democrats […]

Sep 25, 2020

Decade of Dem gains sets stage for nail-biter legislative races

House and Senate seats have only flipped when fewer than 10 percentage points separate voter registration numbers for the two major parties. This year, that holds true in nine districts.

Sep 7, 2020

Democrats, Ducey PAC, begin election spending

Democratic PACs are beginning to spend on the general election, spreading money far and wide in an effort to support the party’s attempted takeover of the Legislature.

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Jan 11, 2018

Some lawmakers call for time limits on filing harassment complaints

The House harassment policy does not currently include a statute of limitations on sexual or workplace harassment claims, but the question of the time limit led to a heated debate on the House floor January 9.

Apr 1, 2015

Utah lawmaker says Arizona should take mismanaged federal lands

Western states need to band together to get the federal government to relinquish control of lands in Arizona and elsewhere, a Utah legislator told a group of Arizona lawmakers Wednesday morning.

Mar 31, 2015

Senate passes bill to join interstate land transfer compact

The Senate has pushed through two proposals to transfer federal public lands to the state.

Mar 24, 2015

Bill advances to allow guns in Arizona public buildings

Calling it a right of self-defense, a Senate panel voted late Tuesday to give the go-ahead for hundreds of thousands of Arizonans to bring their guns into public buildings.