Debbie Lesko

Apr 8, 2022

Primaries set, some legislative incumbents face off

While some state Senate candidates can relax – nine are unopposed both in the August primary and the general, and a few others are facing only token opposition in districts that are safe for their parties – other would-be legislators have tough races ahead of them. 

Nov 6, 2021

Arizona lawmakers split as House OKs $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill

Arizona lawmakers split on party lines late Friday night as the House voted 228-206 to pass a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, giving final passage to a centerpiece of the Biden administration’s agenda. 

Jun 25, 2021

Conservationists split on protections for Grand Canyon

While Democrats work on two fronts to protect the Grand Canyon, conservationists disagree on one of the measures.

Dec 10, 2020

Improving HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act

There are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, including 150,000 in Arizona. Over 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, including 346,000 in Arizona.

Nov 5, 2020

Trump advisor hints at lawsuit if vote doesn’t go their way

Republicans were looking at the possibility of judicial intervention if the numbers do not appear to be going their way.

Sep 30, 2020

6 ways Congress can fight for recovery from pandemic now

By Valley of the Sun United Way It’s clear the coronavirus has had a devastating impact on workers, families and businesses in Maricopa County and across Arizona. Our community is hurting and without immediate action from Congress, even more families will lose the federal supports that are keeping the country from economic collapse. Locally, requests […]

Sep 18, 2020

Shy of historic victory in 2018, Knecht returns in LD21

In the years since her defeat, Democrats tapped Kathy Knecht to run for House in LD21 as part of their push for the majority in that chamber. If they succeed, not only will Democrats break the Republican trifecta that has dominated state politics since the Janet Napolitano days, it’ll be the party’s first majority in the House since the 1960s.

Aug 4, 2020

Congressional incumbents lead their primary races

All nine members of Arizona’s congressional delegation are leading their respective primary races.

Nov 6, 2019

After impeachment inquiry vote, Lesko, Stanton face longshot recall efforts

The moves toward impeachment of President Trump are having political ripples here in Arizona.

Oct 1, 2019

Tribal leaders: Arizona law makes it hard for Native Americans to vote

Changes to election laws and polling place closures since 2013 have had a disproportionately negative impact on members of federally recognized tribes in Arizona, tribal leaders and voting rights advocates told a Congressional subcommittee Tuesday morning.

Aug 20, 2019

Legislation introduced to stop annoying, dangerous robocalls

The House has done its part; now it is time for the Senate to pass the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act and get it the President’s desk for signature so it can become the law of the land. That way, we can put consumers back in charge of their phones, restore confidence back into the system, and stop those annoying robocalls.

Aug 16, 2019

Return to roots of equality would Make Arizona Great Again

It is way past time for Arizona to go back to its roots and support the equality of women. The delegation in Washington D.C. needs to sign on the Senate and House resolutions and the state Legislature needs to listen to the will of the people and ratify the ERA in 2020.