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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.