David Gowan

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 22, 2022

Senate leadership scramble, 3 eye presidency

The Senate is preparing to select new leadership next year in both parties, and three Republicans seem confident that they can win the presidency. 

Sep 7, 2021

State scraps investments over Ben & Jerry’s Israel policy

State Treasurer Kimberly Yee announced Tuesday she is selling off all of the state's notes it holds in loans to Unilever, which follows the announcement that the company will no longer sell its Ben & Jerry's brand ice cream in Israeli-occupied territories.

Jul 12, 2021

Arizona governor allows lawmakers to boost expense pay

Members of the Arizona Legislature who live outside of the metro Phoenix area will be getting a big increase in their daily expense pay under legislation Gov. Doug Ducey allowed to become law on Monday.

Jun 16, 2021

House, Senate panels pass wildfire relief amid debate on climate change

Legislative panels gave initial approval Wednesday to a $100 million plan for fighting fires and their effects, but not before the discussion strayed into the question of climate change and whether humans are responsible for the heat and drought conditions that result in huge blazes.

Apr 2, 2021

‘Strikers’ propose abortion ban, money for lawmakers

Vaccine passports, abortion bans and an oft-thwarted plan to get more money in lawmakers’ pockets were among the bills that made a late introduction as strike-everything amendments this week.

Mar 31, 2021

Senate panel approves measure to give lawmakers raise

With only one lawmaker dissenting, a Senate panel voted Wednesday to give themselves and their colleagues a big increase in their allowance -- and do it as soon as possible.

Mar 29, 2021

Lawmakers to consider per diem increase

State lawmakers are moving to more than triple their expense allowance.

Mar 19, 2021

Lawmakers assert power grab over state offices

For every headache another branch of government causes a legislator, there’s a simple solution – introduce a bill.

Mar 19, 2021

Gambling bill stalls in senate as politics take shape

A top legislative priority for Gov. Doug Ducey to expand off-reservation gaming is stalled in the Senate after the House voted 48-12 to approve a mirror bill on March 4.

Mar 8, 2021

Senate moves to restrict early voting

Republican senators are moving on two fronts to erect new hurdles in the path of those who want to vote early.

Mar 4, 2021

Sports betting bill gets House approval

A bipartisan coalition of legislators gave Gov. Doug Ducey a crucial victory Thursday as they approved his plan to expand off-reservation gaming in the state.