David Bradley

Apr 12, 2021

Boyer gives caucus price for vote on budget

A Republican senator is prepared to withhold his crucial vote on the state’s budget unless it contains at least $160 million in ongoing funding for higher education and another $20 million for firefighters with cancer.

Dec 21, 2020

Time running out for some sex abuse victims to file suit

Time is quickly running out for many who were sexually assaulted or abused years ago as children to try to get some justice from perpetrators or those who allowed it to occur.

Nov 5, 2020

Senate Dem leader selects last partisan IRC member

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is set with its partisan picks and all that’s left is choosing the independent chair. Senate Minority Leader David Bradley, D-Tucson, picked Derrick Watchman, a Democrat from Apache County. Watchman is the first person from Apache County to ever be on the IRC, and the first member of the Navajo […]

Oct 30, 2020

Fann selects Republican Douglas York for IRC

Senate President Karen Fann has selected Douglas York, a Republican from Maricopa County, to serve on the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, the Senate GOP announced today.

Oct 29, 2020

Fernandez, rebuffed by judge, picks Shereen Lerner for IRC

House Minority Leader Charlene Fernandez this afternoon picked Democrat Shereen Lerner to serve on the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, a decision that came only a few hours after a Maricopa County Superior Court judge denied a request from Democratic legislative leadership for a temporary restraining order to halt the nomination process.

Oct 28, 2020

State asks court to dismiss redistricting lawsuit

A lawsuit filed by top Democratic legislative leaders challenging nominations for the Independent Redistrict Commission has no merit and should be thrown out, attorneys for the panel that crafted the nominations said Wednesday.

Jul 15, 2020

State’s 3 universities are powerhouses in struggle against virus

Times of crisis test us in many different ways. Usually, in ways we feel like we could have happily lived without. But it is also the case that as we move through difficulties, it sharpens our focus and brings with it a unique opportunity to learn and to appreciate things we usually take for granted. […]

Jun 22, 2020

Q&A with Senate Minority Leader David Bradley

Senate Minority Leader David Bradley will end a 16-year career as a lawmaker this year with a rare accomplishment: having voted for a bipartisan budget. It only took a global pandemic and the absence of two Republicans for the Tucson Democrat to finally get a real seat at the negotiating table. We’ve talked some in […]

May 21, 2020

House adjourns, bringing session to uneasy close

The state House of Representatives has finished its work and notified the Senate of its intent to adjourn sine die today, bringing one of the strangest legislative sessions in recent memory one step closer to its end. Typically, such a motion, carried out at 5:55 p.m. today, would terminate the session. But the House only […]

May 21, 2020

House’s business immunity bill likely DOA in Senate

The tort reform measure House Republicans tout as the main reason for continuing legislative work likely doesn't have the votes it would need in the Senate.

May 14, 2020

Parking lot face off with protesters leaves lawmakers shaken

The scene Sen. Victoria Steele encountered when she walked out of the Senate last week was like nothing she has seen in nearly a decade at the Capitol.  Steele, D-Tucson, knew demonstrators stood outside. She had seen some on her way into the Senate that morning, but, at the time, they kept their distance, heckling […]

Mar 23, 2020

Legislature passes $11.8B budget, $50M for COVID-19 aid

The Arizona Legislature will adjourn until April 13 after lawmakers in the House passed a $50 million deal Monday intended to mitigate the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.