David Farnsworth

legislation, child sex dollars, Senate, House, Nguyen, Bliss
Apr 14, 2023

Senate approves 4-year continuation for school for deaf, blind

In what has become a mysterious political struggle, state senators on Thursday debated on how long to allow the Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind to operate before it must return to the Legislature for approval to continue as a state agency.

Apr 15, 2022

Ex-lawmakers bring baggage to 2022 races

Ten former lawmakers, many of whom have personal or political baggage, are on the ballot for legislative seats this year.

Jul 31, 2020

Arson reminder of dangers that lurk in political world

Multiple current lawmakers have received threats so credible police investigated them, and they’re all left to try to differentiate angry but non-threatening speech and anodyne acts of vandalism, like defacing campaign signs, from serious threats.

May 26, 2020

Senate abruptly adjourns, House bills go down without vote

  The Arizona Senate abruptly ended the 2020 legislative session today, catapulting leaders into planning for a special session an hour or so earlier than they expected. Senators, who already voted to end the session once this month, planned to return to the Capitol Tuesday morning to pass a final list of “non-controversial” House bills […]

May 15, 2020

Masks become symbol of person’s politics, virtue

The Senate served as a microcosm of the nation, where wearing a mask — or not wearing one — has become a political symbol for many.

May 14, 2020

Supreme Court throws another Republican off Corp Comm ballot

Another Republican candidate hoping to get elected to the Arizona Corporation Commission has fallen short due to the Arizona Supreme Court reversing a lower court’s decision on her nominating petitions.

May 8, 2020

Senate calls it quits, leaves House to decide what’s next

The Senate notified the House early Friday afternoon that it had ended its legislative work, ending the session and killing hundreds of bills. The lower chamber has yet to accede to the request, leaving senators in an indefinite recess.

May 7, 2020

A majority under pressure reveals legislative fissures

Early the morning of May 7, a Thursday, a motley crew of senior Senate Republicans and their Democratic counterparts, disregarding a chorus of conflicting desires from the membership as a whole, pulled the plug on the 2020 legislative session.

May 7, 2020

Democrats hope for Corp Comm control as GOP candidates fall

Democratic control of the Arizona Corporation Commission could become a reality after multiple Republican candidates failed to make the ballot.

Apr 27, 2020

Governor has much to consider before restart of economy

Gov. Doug Ducey has to decide this week whether his executive orders limiting activity due to COVID-19 are worth the continued harm to the Arizona economy.

Apr 23, 2020

Candidates head to court to defend petition challenges

Freshman lawmaker Shawnna Bolick has landed in court for using a P.O. box instead of her address on nominating petitions for her return bid to the state House.

Feb 28, 2020

Fate of most 2020 bills met at Legislature’s deadline

Silent death has come for about two-thirds of the 1,842 bills and resolutions introduced this year in the Legislature.