housing, DINO, Serviss, Hoffman, Shope, nominee
Sep 14, 2023

GOP members reject housing department nominee due to claims of plagiarism

A Senate panel voted Thursday to reject the governor’s pick to lead the state housing department – largely due to accusations that she is a serial plagiarist. 

election workers, threats, Arizona, Iowa
Sep 14, 2023

Judge blocks state from enforcing law regulating who can vote for president

A federal judge on Thursday blocked Arizona from enforcing a 2022 state law regulating who can vote for president.

Senate, Epstein, minority leader, legislature
Aug 27, 2023

Q&A with Senate Minority Leader Mitzi Epstein 

Senate Minority Leader Mitzi Epstein shared her opinions on the highlights and challenges of the 2023 legislative session.

Aug 25, 2023

Cook becomes Freedom Caucus spoiler

House and Senate Freedom Caucus members started the legislative session with Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs as their prime nemesis, but soon found a new foe in a rural Republican.

DINO, Hobbs, family leave, state employees
Aug 25, 2023

Republicans celebrate new anti-Hobbs committee

This session, a new committee designed to vet Gov. Katie Hobbs’ nominees to lead various offices drew outrage from Democrats and was applauded as an effective strategy by Republicans.

GOP, Petersen, Toma, legislators, courts, GOP, Hoffman, ACLU
Aug 4, 2023

Legislative leaders increase intervening in court 

On Aug. 1, legislative leaders filed an emergency motion in federal court to defend a law Republicans passed last year – one of many moves they’ve made in ongoing court cases this year. 

Hoffman, Freedom Caucus, Hobbs, anti-discrimination, Republicans, Democrats, litigation, Department of Administration, budget, Prop 400
Aug 2, 2023

Lawmakers move successful tax extension over far-right opposition

Established Republicans and Democrats worked together to pass a controversial tax extension on Monday, raising questions about whether the far-right Freedom Caucus will be as effective next session after the caucus failed to kill the deal.

Proposition 400, Maricopa County, light rail
Jun 30, 2023

Prop. 400 reignites debate over light rail

While the likelihood of legislative action on Proposition 400 falls out of the realm of possibility, lawmakers, mayors and government organizations continue to face disagreement on the future of the Valley Metro light rail system. 

longest session, House, Senate, sine die
Jun 30, 2023

Legislature on track for longest session ever

The Arizona Legislature is officially tied with the longest session in state history as of June 30, and it will be the longest with no end date in sight. 

gender affirming care, Hobbs, state employees, LGBTQ+
Jun 27, 2023

State employee health plan to cover gender affirming care following executive order

The state employees’ health plan will begin paying for gender affirming care, Gov. Katie Hobbs said on Tuesday.

Wadsack, Kern, Arizona Freedom Caucus, Hobbs, lawmakers, MAGA, Republicans, Democrats, director nominations, Hobbs
Jun 26, 2023

Senate GOP halts nominee hearings in response to abortion order

Senate Republicans say they will not consider any of Gov. Katie Hobbs’ executive nominees until the governor agrees to meet with them to discuss her executive orders.

electric vehicles, Hobbs, Cook, Hoffman, highway
Jun 23, 2023

Hobbs wants lawmakers to adopt new laws to ensure electric vehicle drivers pay fair share

Gov. Katie Hobbs wants state lawmakers to enact new laws to ensure that the drivers of electric vehicles pay their fair share of road construction and maintenance.