censure, Chaplik, Harris
Jun 1, 2023

More GOP PCs are censuring their lawmakers

A recent trend is growing among Arizona Republican precinct committees of censuring their state elected Republicans after the expulsion of a former Republican lawmaker.

Nov 24, 2021

Mesnard has privilege in talks with Ugenti-Rita

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled on November 18 that Sen. J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler, has legislative privilege and doesn’t have to answer questions about conversations he had with Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita, R-Scottsdale, while he was speaker of the House and the expulsion of then-Rep. Don Shooter was pending. 

Mar 23, 2021

Senate to consider restriction on school expulsions, suspensions

When it comes to suspending or expelling students, how young is too young? If a new proposal becomes law, the answer in Arizona will be 7 or younger.

Mar 28, 2019

Former Senate president Pierce frontrunner to replace Stringer

Former Senate President Steve Pierce is poised to make a reluctant comeback at the Capitol in the wake of David Stringer’s sudden resignation on Wednesday.

Jan 30, 2019

Former Rep. Shooter files suit

Claiming his rights were violated, ousted state Rep. Don Shooter has filed suit demanding unspecified damages.

Aug 14, 2018

Attorneys for legal team fight to keep documents related to sex harassment probe secret

The attorneys who handled the sex harassment investigation that resulted in the ouster of Rep. Don Shooter are balking at his bid to get the full report and all the documents used to prepare it.

Jul 12, 2018

Shooter seeks documents from sexual harassment investigation

An ousted state lawmaker may be able to get documents from a sexual harassment investigation that House Speaker J.D. Mesnard has so far refused to make public.

Jul 9, 2018

Shooter claims in court Ugenti-Rita ruined his reputation

Expelled lawmaker Don Shooter alleges Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita, R-Scottsdale, spread malicious lies and defamed him when she publicly accused him of sexual harassment.

Charles Loftus, Don Shooter and Tim Jeffries
Jun 25, 2018

Behind the Ballot: The comeback kids?

Three men running for the state legislature are seeking much more than your votes - they want retribution.

Jun 15, 2018

Ugenti-Rita takes Shooter to court

Expelled lawmaker Don Shooter’s legal troubles aren’t over.

Jun 8, 2018

Lawsuit challenges Don Shooter’s residency

A Republican contender in Legislative District 13 is challenging former Yuma Rep. Don Shooter’s residency in his bid for a comeback to the state Senate.

Rep. Don Shooter relaxes Feb. 1 before a historic vote of his colleagues to remove him from office. He was ousted by a vote of 56-3. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Jun 7, 2018

Voter registration records raise questions about Don Shooter residency

Shortly before launching a campaign from Yuma for his old state Senate seat, ousted lawmaker Don Shooter spent two weeks as a registered voter in Phoenix, reopening old questions about whether he actually lives in the district he represented for more than six years.