Biggs, Crane, government shutdown, Congress, budget
Sep 25, 2023

Biggs, Crane join conservatives who block Defense bill, as shutdown looms

Two Arizona lawmakers were among five GOP House members who broke ranks recently and voted to block the Defense authorization bill, the latest twist in a budget fight that could cause a government shutdown on Oct. 1.

political ads, election, 2024, AdImpact
Sep 19, 2023

Arizonans can expect huge increase in campaign ads ahead of 2024 election

Arizonans should brace themselves to be inundated with campaign advertising between now and the November 2024 election.

Democrats, Republicans, Capitol Hill
Sep 14, 2023

Glass half-full or half-empty? In partisan Washington, it’s usually both

Will the flow of migrants into the U.S. “grow our workforce, our productivity, and our economy” or is it “unchecked, unfettered, illegal immigration” that depresses wages and takes jobs? In Washington, it can be both.

GOP, Republicans, freedom, school choice, businesses
Sep 11, 2023

Republicans are protecting the Arizona we love

When you think of Arizona, you can’t help but think of freedom. Freedom to keep the money you earn. Freedom to send your kids to the school you want. Freedom to start a business without layers of red tape. And freedom to work – our licensing reform has become a national model.

abortion, Arizona, New Mexico, Roe v. Wade, clinics, pregnancy
Aug 28, 2023

After Roe v. Wade, the fight over abortion access moves to New Mexico

As trigger laws banning the procedure began going into effect across the nation — in places including neighboring Texas — abortion providers took up residence in New Mexico, which has some of the most permissive abortion laws in the U.S.

Contreras, House, legislative session
Aug 28, 2023

Q&A with House Minority Leader Lupe Contreras

House Minority Leader Lupe Contreras talked about the biggest accomplishments, as well as challenges in 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.

Hobbs, vetoes
Aug 25, 2023

Hobbs vetoes record 143 GOP bills

Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed a record number of bills this year – all from Republican lawmakers.  

Hobbs, governor, legislative session, Democrats, Republicans
Aug 25, 2023

Q&A with Governor Katie Hobbs 

In her first legislative session as governor, Katie Hobbs had to navigate a sharply divided Legislature, at times working closely with Republican leadership while also facing attempts by GOP lawmakers to thwart her agenda. 

Toma, House, Republicans, speaker, housing, ESAs, rental tax
Aug 25, 2023

Q&A with House Speaker Ben Toma

In a recent interview with the Arizona Capitol Times, House Speaker Ben Toma, R-Peoria, discussed the highlights and disappointments of the 2023 session.

health care, De Los Santos, House, health insurance
Aug 10, 2023

Limit insurer profits to improve health care 

Where is all our health care spending going if we’re not getting the best health care outcomes, despite spending the most on health care of any nation on Earth? A sizable chunk is going into the coffers of America’s private health insurers.

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.