Petersen unveils inflation reduction plan, mirrors Lake’s
Senate President-Elect Warren Petersen, R-Gilbert, unveiled a new plan to mitigate inflation on Tuesday, like the one gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake presented, but the measure will likely face heavy opposition.
Lawmakers who lost primaries plan next steps
Twenty-two lawmakers lost their races this year for various offices and won’t return to the Capitol for at least two years.
Primaries set, some legislative incumbents face off
While some state Senate candidates can relax – nine are unopposed both in the August primary and the general, and a few others are facing only token opposition in districts that are safe for their parties – other would-be legislators have tough races ahead of them.
Senate panel approves resurrected election bill
A Senate panel gave a new, temporary life Monday to a bill that would restrict early voting and mandate hand counts of ballots.
House panel OKs gender standards for state documents
Insisting that boys are boys and girls are girls, Arizona lawmakers are moving to block state agencies from giving a third option for those who identify as neither. HB2294 would put in statute that any document issued by a state agency, board, commission or department that now is required to indicate an individual’s sex may […]
Ruling could lead to longer sessions
Some Arizona lawmakers say a court ruling that will limit adding policy provisions to budget bills could make for a very different session next year, and possibly a longer one.
Passing bills means wise choices, gaining support
Gov. Doug Ducey signed and vetoed more bills than ever before, and almost one-third of the Legislature went home batting .000 for passing bills.
House Dems walk out stalls GOP budget
House Republicans’ hopes of passing a budget Tuesday were dashed when the Democrats boycotted the morning’s floor session.
‘Dreamers’ ready in quest for in-state tuition
Now, she and other advocates are gearing up for a campaign to convince voters next year that making it possible for young people who are in the U.S. without legal status to attend college is both the right thing to do for those individuals and benefits the state as a whole.
Proposal to give ‘Dreamers’ in-state tuition goes to ballot
Arizona voters will decide in November 2022 whether immigrants in this country illegally who are Arizona residents should be allowed to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities.
Legislature should address problems facing state, not culture war
Arizona’s children are going back to school, and our elected officials face enormous decisions on how to weigh containing a deadly pandemic against the needs of families. We are losing lives and livelihoods every day, and yet somehow our Legislature cannot be bothered to focus on Covid relief when school-mandated prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance make such an ideal wedge in the culture wars.
House panel OKs purge of early voter list
A bill to remove voters from the Permanent Early Voting List if they miss four elections in a row is headed to the full House.