The head of the House Ethics Committee is weighing whether to have full-blown hearings into the panel’s investigation of Rep. David Cook — assuming the matter gets that far. Rep. John Allen, R-Scottsdale, said Monday he is still reviewing both ...Read More »
A proposal by Gov. Doug Ducey to abolish so-called legislative immunity is getting some negative reaction from some lawmakers who enjoy its protections -- and would have to vote to put it on the ballot for voters to repeal.Read More »
Daniel Patterson piped up on Twitter today, saying that if Saldate is appointed to the federal Dept of the Interior and resigns from the House, he wants to return to the Legislature. Patterson told our reporter he plans to run for the appointment if the seat opens up in LD3.Read More »
This year's most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances.Read More »
Not since the AzScam scandal in 1991 have so many Arizona lawmakers left office amid criminal allegations in a single year.
The current scandals could cast a cloud over the state’s general election. Lawmakers who leave in disgrace tend to discourage cynical voters from going to the polls, pollsters and players from the AzScam bribery scandal said.
Former Rep. Daniel Patterson said he wants an apology from House members who forced him to resign from the Legislature now that a Tucson City Court judge has found him not guilty on all three charges of domestic violence.Read More »
A judge in Tucson on Wednesday acquitted a former state lawmaker of misdemeanor domestic violence charges just months after he resigned because a House panel recommended his expulsion for ethics lapses.Read More »
The Silver City Sun-News reports Daniel Patterson rescinded his application to the Silver City Planning and Zoning Commission in an email to the town's mayor. In the email, Patterson cites growing job and personal responsibilities as the reasons.Read More »
Nearly two years after Republicans took advantage of an insurgent mood that swept the nation and secured supermajority control of the Legislature, the GOP in Arizona can boast of enacting state budgets that eschewed accounting gimmicks, assumed cautious revenue estimates and earmarked money for anticipated rainy days ahead.Read More »
Nicholas Fontana was sworn in today as the newest member of the House of Representatives, just in time to do the one thing the Constitution requires of the Legislature: approve a budget.Read More »