Crews appointed to fill LD26 House vacancy
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors filled the vacancy in the state House of Representatives after appointing Quantá Crews to represent Legislative District 26.
Some lesser-known budget items you’ll love
As House and Senate minority leaders, Andrés Cano and I convened our caucuses to develop our shared priorities for the budget, with perspectives from across the state. Housing and schools have topped our list consistently this year.
Rumor of late legislative session floats through capitol
Could the legislature stay in session into the fall, or until the end of the year? The rumor that lawmakers won’t adjourn sine die anytime soon has been spreading through the state capitol for weeks, even if nobody is ready to publicly endorse the idea.
Hobbs’ top aide resigns, Campbell floated as potential chief of staff
Gov. Katie Hobbs’ chief of staff Allie Bones resigned on Thursday, the highest-profile departure from a gubernatorial administration that’s already seen some turnover in key positions.
Republican lawmakers file ethics complaint against Democrat caught hiding Bibles
Three House Republicans filed a complaint Monday against a Democratic lawmaker who was caught hiding Bibles in the members-only lounge of the House of Representatives.
Democrat caught hiding Bibles in House, apologizes
A Democratic lawmaker apologized to her colleagues on the House floor Wednesday for removing and hiding Bibles in the members’ lounge, calling the act a protest of a lack of separation of church and state.
Petersen: state’s Medicaid program won’t have funds to pay bills unless budget deal reached soon
The state's Medicaid program won't have money to pay its bills next month unless the governor and lawmakers reach a deal -- and soon -- on at least some elements of a budget.
Insiders predict several experienced politicians could replace ousted Harris in House
Insiders are predicting several experienced politicians are potential replacements for Liz Harris after the Arizona House of Representatives voted 46-13 to expel the Chandler Republican from the Legislature because she allowed a guest speaker to make “defamatory” criminal allegations against elected officials at a February legislative hearing.
House ethics panel rules Harris engaged in disorderly behavior
The House Ethics Committee determined that Rep. Liz Harris, R-Chandler, engaged in disorderly behavior related to testimony she invited to a February joint elections committee.
Lawmakers defeat measure aimed at making cities pay for higher minimum wages
Two Republicans joined all Democrats on a House panel Wednesday to defeat a measure designed to make the cities of Tucson and Flagstaff pay for their higher minimum wages -- but not because the GOP lawmakers like the voter-approved boosts.
Measure to eliminate cities’ ability to tax food heads to Hobbs
A Republican proposal to cut sales tax imposed on groceries by some cities passed its final hurdle in the Arizona Legislature, but it may meet a veto stamp on the ninth floor.
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.