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May 2, 2023

Republican lawmakers file ethics complaint against Democrat caught hiding Bibles

Three House Republicans filed a complaint Monday against a Democratic lawmaker who was caught hiding Bibles in the members-only lounge of the House of Representatives.

Oct 12, 2022

House poised for new faces, new leaders

The next Arizona House of Representatives will look much different than it did in 2022 with many members losing their primary election races or moving to a different area of government. 

Apr 9, 2021

PRO Act will strip employees of privacy rights, possibly their Job

The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, which was recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, strives to strengthen union leverage and labor density. However, it does so at the expense of Arizona’s businesses, workers and economy. If signed into law, the PRO Act would harm Arizona’s economy, limit opportunities for individuals to […]

Mar 12, 2021

Use-of-force data will improve policing

The best way to reassure those people that the police officers in their communities are upstanding is to show them irrefutable, concrete data on use-of-force. State legislators have a chance this session to get that data to the public and, more importantly, to stop the bloodshed.

Dec 23, 2020

Census figures indicate AZ gets 10th seat in House

All those folks fleeing elsewhere puts Arizona on track for picking up a 10th seat in the U.S. House of Representatives beginning in 2022.

Sep 10, 2020

Democratic lawmaker begins bid for House speaker ahead of election

A slate of Democrats has announced its bid for leadership of the state House of Representatives, solidifying long-swirling Capitol rumors about a challenge to current House Minority Leader Charlene Fernandez.

May 21, 2020

House adjourns, bringing session to uneasy close

The state House of Representatives has finished its work and notified the Senate of its intent to adjourn sine die today, bringing one of the strangest legislative sessions in recent memory one step closer to its end. Typically, such a motion, carried out at 5:55 p.m. today, would terminate the session. But the House only […]

May 19, 2020

First House floor session in COVID era begins with failed adjournment motion

The state House’s first floor session since March began — and nearly ended — with fireworks. Almost immediately, Democrats on Tuesday moved to notify the Senate that the chamber had completed its labors and was ready to adjourn sine die, a motion that, if passed, would have effectively ended the session. The motion failed on […]

May 18, 2020

House set to begin votes on bills Tuesday

The Arizona House of Representatives is set to hear potentially dozens of bills this week -- including a measure to shield businesses from legal liability if a patron or employee gets COVID-19 -- even as the Senate sits recessed, poised to finalize last week’s adjournment motion and end the session.

May 18, 2020

House resumes work, pushes liability bill

Republican lawmakers are moving to make it harder for someone who contracts COVID-19 to sue the business where they believe they were infected or a company that made a device that did not provide the promised protection from the virus. Legislation introduced Monday still preserves the right of all to sue those whose actions or […]

Rep. David Stringer (Photo by Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services)
Jan 11, 2020

Ousted lawmaker accused of child molestation seeks top law enforcement spot in Yavapai County

Embattled former Rep. David Stringer, who was forced to resign last year over criminal charges that he sexually molested children in Baltimore in 1983 were reported, has filed to run for the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office.

Jan 3, 2020

House Code of Conduct should include funds for time-out chairs

Name calling. Bullying. Making faces. Walking out of a room mid-conversation. Refusal to listen. Playground behavior among 10 year olds? No. This is what happened daily during the 54th Legislature First Regular Session.