Harris, House, expelled
Apr 12, 2023

House expels Harris after report of disorderly behavior

The Arizona House of Representatives voted Wednesday 47-12 to expel Rep. Liz Harris, R-Chandler.

Harris, House, ethics, disorderly behavior
Apr 11, 2023

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. 

Senate, Harris, Borrelli, Rogers, Kolodin, Jones, bribery, elections, Stahl-Hamilton, ethics complaint, House, panel
Mar 30, 2023

Ethics committee hears testimony from Harris regarding complaint; no ruling made

A ruling of an ethics complaint against a freshman Republican representative accused of engaging in disorderly conduct will be determined later after a House panel heard nearly two hours of testimony Thursday on the matter.

Senate, House, Hobbs, Ducey, disaster declaration, Covid pandemic
Mar 27, 2023

Constitutional change would impact how state manages disaster declarations

A proposed constitutional amendment that is one vote away from being sent to the 2024 ballot for voter approval will have far-reaching impacts on how the state oversees disaster declarations and potentially impact millions of dollars in federal funding.

tolerance, SUSD, Kavanagh, Menzel, Kolodin, Chaplik, lawmakers
Mar 9, 2023

Educating the public on dangers of trying to oust school superintendents

A compassionate, heartfelt message that Scottsdale Superintendent Dr. Scott Menzel made in 2019 has been grossly taken out of context by Arizona legislators in order to feed red meat and rile up their base.

ESAs, vouchers, public schools, Save Our Schools Arizona,
Mar 9, 2023

Move to fire Scottsdale school chief heats up

An attempt to remove the superintendent of Scottsdale Unified School District has spilled over to the Capitol after Fox News reported this year on an interview the district’s superintendent gave to a progressive Michigan blog in 2019, a year before he was hired in Arizona.

Senate, Harris, Borrelli, Rogers, Kolodin, Jones, bribery, elections, Stahl-Hamilton, ethics complaint, House, panel
Mar 6, 2023

State representative files ethics complaint against Harris 

A Democrat in the Arizona House of Representatives filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Liz Harris, R-Chandler, after Harris invited a speaker that made “defamatory” allegations of bribery among elected officials in a legislative committee hearing last month.  

Petersen, Senate, House, AEL, public schools, Hobbs
Feb 8, 2023

Senate follows House, OKs waiving AEL

After the House passed a resolution to waive the aggregate expenditure limit, the Senate followed suit.  

cash, legal tender, Chaplik, Aguilar, Heap, businesses, House
Feb 8, 2023

Chaplik pushes bill to require businesses to accept cash

Republican Rep. Joseph Chaplik of Scottsdale wants to be sure that Arizonans don't get turned away from businesses in the state because they want to use "legal tender'' or cash to pay.

AEL, legislation, bill, Cook, Chaplik, Pingerelli, bill, private schools, district public schools, charter schools, school funding
Feb 7, 2023

House votes to waive AEL with bipartisan support

The House voted to waive the aggregate expenditure limit (AEL) today with bipartisan support, clearing the two-thirds majority necessary to send it forward. The resolution, sponsored by Rep. David Cook, R-Globe, needed 40 votes to pass and received 46.  

budget, lawmakers, House, Senate, continuation budget,
Feb 1, 2023

Budget bills advance through the Senate and House 

Republicans in the state Legislature are closing in on sending a budget that is likely dead on arrival to Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs next week.  

Rio Verde, water, Scottsdale, Cook, Colorado River, drought, groundwater, David Ortega, Maricopa County, Chaplik, Reigning Grace Ranch, Griffin, Kolodin, Hobbs, EPCOR, Mesa, Gilbert
Jan 27, 2023

Lawmakers back Rio Verde in water dispute 

State legislators are prepared to intervene in a conflict between Scottsdale and Rio Verde over dwindling water supply that Scottsdale says it is not required to share with the community.