jeff dial

Sep 6, 2016

Sen. Dial, 3 other lawmakers go down to defeat in primary

Four lawmakers won’t be returning to the Capitol after losing their re-election bids in the August 30 primary election.

Aug 30, 2016

Schmuck uses Army Reserve accusations to defeat incumbent Dial in LD18

Republican Frank Schmuck upset incumbent Sen. Jeff Dial in the Legislative District 18 Senate primary, capitalizing on a campaign mounted almost exclusively on Dial’s questionable status as an Army veteran.

May 3, 2016

Senate passes bill to resolve battle between Douglas, state school board

The Senate passed legislation May 3 that will end a year-long court battle between the State Board of Education and Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas.

Feb 4, 2016

Senate panel sides with Board of Education over Douglas

A state Senate committee voted 5 to 2 Thursday for a bill that Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas says strips her office of its powers and hands them to an unelected board of appointees: the State Board of Education.

Feb 3, 2016

Douglas fights bill to empower state Board of Education

State schools chief Diane Douglas is lashing out of a bill to confirm the power of the state Board of Education, calling it “anti-voter, anti-democracy, anti-education, anti-parents and anti-children.’’

Mar 11, 2015

Senate passes Clean Elections repeal on reconsideration

The Citizens Clean Elections Commission’s victory in the Senate turned out to be short-lived as two Republicans changed their votes on a measure asking voters to repeal the public campaign funding system, giving it enough votes to send it to the 2016 ballot.

Jan 6, 2015

Proposed bill would bring back all-day kindergarten

A bill is in the works that would encourage public schools to fund full-day kindergarten by tapping into winnings from an inflation funding lawsuit.

Dec 19, 2014

Incoming senator battles to open up the budget process

Try to change Arizona’s budget-making process, and you’re bound to bruise a few egos. Sen.-elect Jeff Dial found that out the hard way this week, as word of his proposal to bring back appropriations subcommittees – once a staple of the budget process for Arizona lawmakers – spread throughout the Capitol.

Dec 18, 2014

Small groups don’t cut it

In an interview yesterday afternoon, Dial laid out his ideas for bringing back approps subcommittees. The likeliest path is legislation, with intent language describing how the subcommittees would operate as a part of the budget process, that would require leadership in each chamber to re-establish the subcommittees via the Senate president’s and speaker’s rule-making process.

Dec 17, 2014

Rah-rah for subcommittees

Brophy McGee gave a resounding endorsement of Dial’s plan to restore the subcommittee process in crafting a budget, saying her colleague is “right on the money” with the idea. “The budget process has become much more the purview of leadership, and members are left out in a sense and given a package to vote on.

Dec 15, 2014

Allen takes aim at Robson with bill and promise of ethics complaint

Prosecutors dropped charges against Republican Rep. Bob Robson of Chandler for allegedly stealing a roadside political sign that was critical of him during the Republican primary, but one of his fellow GOP lawmakers isn’t letting the issue die.

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Nov 5, 2014

Republicans wrap up wins in Legislative District 18

Republicans’ leads have widened in Legislative District 18, where they are poised to keep control of the Senate seat and the two House seats.