late session, sine die, lawmakers, fall, Toma, Petersen, Epstein, Coughlin, Esposito
Jun 1, 2023

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.

resignation, Hobbs, Allie Bones
May 26, 2023

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.

tamales, cottage food industry, Hobbs, Legislature, lawmakers, veto, veto override
Apr 27, 2023

Bakers say butter is better, want it legalized 

The Arizona Legislature recently failed to override Gov. Katie Hobbs’ veto of a bill that would have expanded freedoms for people with cottage food licenses like Alison McKee, the owner of Big Tank Ranch Sourdough Bakery in Deer Valley.

protesters, DPS, Glover, police, officers, Hoffman, Shope, Kern, Senate
Mar 24, 2023

New DPS director says different approach should be used for protesters

Nearly nine months after Department of Public Safety officers used tear gas on protesters without warning, the department’s new director said officers should take a different approach before dispersing the chemical agent.  

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Mar 14, 2023

Senate votes to exempt new businesses from having to pay state taxes

Starting a new business? Arizona lawmakers apparently want to help you succeed.

guns, bill, Senate, House, parents, campuses, Shamp, Kolodin, CCW, Nguyen, Lupe Contreras
Mar 8, 2023

Bill would let certain parents bring loaded guns onto campuses

House lawmakers voted Wednesday to let certain parents bring their loaded guns onto school campuses despite the fact they themselves are protected by rules and a metal detector that keep their armed constituents out.

crime survivors, Longdon, Senate, House, legislation, PTSD
Feb 28, 2023

Crime survivors rally at state Capitol to demand better trauma care

Crime survivors and their families from across Arizona gathered at the state Capitol Monday asking lawmakers to fund trauma recovery centers that offer therapy and social services.

vote, voters, elections, task force, Hobbs, Purcell
Feb 6, 2023

Amid detrimental changes in U.S. Capitol, understand importance of voting

Voting a person into office must be taken seriously. Researching the character and values of a candidate should make you think twice before marking your ballot.

home addresses, lawmakers, Mendez, Salman, Department of Transportation, Shope, Wadsack, Farnsworth, Senate
Feb 1, 2023

Senate committee approves measure prohibiting public from accessing lawmakers’ addresses

State lawmakers voted Wednesday to make it a lot harder to find out where they live. But they said that threats they face make the move necessary.

Hobbs, Kern, Wadsack, recall
Jan 12, 2023

Hobbs, GOP lawmakers off to shaky start

While Gov. Katie Hobbs said Jan. 9 her door “will always be open” for anyone ready to make progress for Arizona, many Republicans think she slammed it on them.

Fontes, Hobbs, Mayes, election, inauguration, governor, secretary of state, attorney general, superintendent of schools,
Jan 5, 2023

Fontes at inauguration calls for prosecution of those who harass election workers

Arizona's new secretary of state called for the prosecution of people who harass those involved in running elections. In his inaugural address Thursday, Adrian Fontes spoke of the lessons he learned as a boy in Nogales about honor.

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Jan 5, 2023

Biden to award Citizens Medal to 12, including Bowers on Jan. 6 anniversary

President Joe Biden on Friday will present the nation's second highest civilian award to 12 individuals, including former Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers, involved in defending the Capitol during the insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021, and safeguarding the will of American voters in the 2020 presidential election.