Quezada, Senate committee, rejected
Jun 1, 2023

Senate panel rejects former lawmaker over incendiary politics

A Senate committee voted Wednesday, as expected, to recommend the rejection of a former Democratic lawmaker to lead a state agency, citing his past political comments.  

Hobbs, vetoes, porn, classrooms, Hoffman, Horne, veto
May 24, 2023

Hobbs vetoes mainly partisan bills, draws ire for nixing elections legislation 

So far this session Gov. Katie Hobbs has vetoed 92 bills, 22 of which had the support of at least one legislative Democrat, leading to criticism from Republicans about her treatment of bipartisan bills. 

Democrats, Republicans, Alston, Hoffman, Petersen, Burch, Shope, ADOA, Hobbs, Ducey
Feb 20, 2023

Senate Republicans won’t consider ‘evasive’ Hobbs nominees 

A Senate committee charged with reviewing gubernatorial nominees held a candidate from consideration on Monday and pledged to hold all future nominees who don’t clearly answer questions after a lengthy questioning process frustrated committee Republicans.  

I-10, Hobbs, ADOT, Hoffman, Petersen, Burch, Senate
Feb 20, 2023

Senate panel recommends approving Hobbs’ ADOT head pick after grilling

A Senate panel agreed Monday to recommend confirmation of Katie Hobbs' pick to head the Department of Transportation -- but not before the chairman grilled her on her personal beliefs and at one point suggested she was not being truthful.

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Feb 2, 2023

Senate alters governor nominee review process  

Republicans in the Senate deviated from past precedent on Thursday, creating a new committee to review Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs’ nominations to various offices.  

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Jan 31, 2023

Bill would penalize cities with higher minimum wage than state

State lawmakers are moving to financially penalize cities that have a minimum wage higher than the rest of the state. And they are doing it in a way designed to get around restrictions that voters put on legislators in 2016 when they said cities can have their own base wages.

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Oct 27, 2022

Dems spend big, focus on taking Senate

Democrats are spending millions of dollars in the few competitive legislative districts hoping to take control of the Arizona Senate.