Senate President Warren Petersen, R-Gilbert, reflected on the 2023 legislative session.
As the 2024 state election draws closer, Republicans and Democrats are already targeting several key competitive legislative districts that could determine which party has control of the Legislature.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Wednesday to appoint former lawmaker Shawnna Bolick to replace former Sen. Steve Kaiser in the Senate.
Some lawmakers say that they want party precinct committeemen to solely handle the process of replacing House and Senate members who leave before the end of their term, cutting out county boards of supervisors.
The former state House minority leader has officially resigned, creating the fifth legislative vacancy this session. Rep. Andrés Cano, D-Tucson, sent his resignation letter Tuesday to state officials including Gov. Katie Hobbs, Secretary of State Adrian Fontes and Speaker of the House Ben Toma, R-Peoria.
The State Treasurer’s Office has agreed not to release any of the $15.3 million budget appropriation to the Prescott Frontier Days, the nonprofit running the “World’s Oldest Rodeo,” until the resolution of a lawsuit brought by two Prescott residents and the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest today.
The state's unemployment rate remains at historic lows. But those Arizonans who do find themselves out of work through no fault of their own won't see their benefits cut, at least not this year.
Sen. Steve Kaiser, R-Phoenix, is resigning at the end of the week, as first reported by ABC15’s Dennis Welch. He said Wednesday that he’s made this decision to spend time with his family, and he would have resigned regardless of whether his housing bills passed this week.
The Senate voted Tuesday to pass a revised version of the rental tax elimination bill that was vetoed by Gov. Katie Hobbs a few months ago.
After two years of effort, the last in a series of attempts to reform housing laws has failed in the Legislature. Sen. Steve Kaiser, R-Phoenix, started the session with a substantive housing bill, which was killed in the Senate, but revived in three other pieces of legislation – all of which died on Monday afternoon.
Republican lawmakers and a lobbying group for Arizona cities and towns have reached a deal on legislation they say will address rising housing costs in the Valley and across the state.
A recent trend is growing among Arizona Republican precinct committees of censuring their state elected Republicans after the expulsion of a former Republican lawmaker.