Karen Fann

Dec 21, 2022

Lawmakers object to desal process, can’t do anything about it

Lawmakers grilled representatives of the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority and a company that wants to build a desalination plant in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico on Tuesday over a proposal they say was not handled transparently.  

Oct 6, 2022

WIFA comes into focus with Ducey picks

Gov. Doug Ducey announced four of his five picks for the new Water Infrastructure Finance Authority board earlier this week, meaning more than half of the new board’s members have been selected. Three of his four choices have known ties to the governor. 

Sep 28, 2022

Republicans push Hobbs to finish referendum signature verification

Republicans across the state joined forces today urging Secretary of State Katie Hobbs to “expedite” the signature verification process on a seemingly failed voter referendum to block universal expansion of empowerment scholarships. 

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Aug 23, 2022

Legal battle over anti-dark money initiative heads to Arizona Supreme Court

The legal battle over the fate of a ballot initiative that aims to increase campaign finance transparency has taken some extraordinary turns in recent days,

Jun 30, 2022

AZ lawmakers subpoenaed regarding Jan. 6 riot

At least two Arizona lawmakers say they were subpoenaed by the FBI for communications regarding the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.  

May 19, 2022

Money, conservation slows water authority bill

For most of this session, lawmakers have been working with stakeholders of various interests to cobble together legislation that addresses Arizona’s water woes, but concerns over conservation and money have slowed progress. 

Apr 22, 2022

Senate leadership scramble, 3 eye presidency

The Senate is preparing to select new leadership next year in both parties, and three Republicans seem confident that they can win the presidency. 

Apr 16, 2022

Budget talks stall, lawmakers consider scaled-down option

Legislative leadership is considering a “skinny budget” this year after struggling to get consensus on big projects. 

Apr 8, 2022

State flush with cash makes for difficult budget negotiations

A Republican lawmaker who says he wants more money for public education is leaving Senate President Karen Fann without the votes she needs for the budget.

Apr 6, 2022

AG election audit review points to vulnerabilities, no widespread fraud alleged

Attorney General Mark Brnovich says an ongoing review of the Arizona Senate’s audit report and related election investigations has “revealed serious vulnerabilities” and “raises questions about the 2020 election in Arizona.” 

Mar 24, 2022

Independent experts find no foul play in 2020 election

A new report from an independent review of Maricopa County’s 2020 election equipment supports what the county has said all along: the voting machines weren’t connected to the internet, and the county didn’t try to obstruct the state Senate’s audit or delete data.

Mar 22, 2022

Senate committee subpoenas Maricopa County BOS

The head of the Senate Government Committee said Monday she is ordering Maricopa County officials to show up next week to explain why they aren't providing documents demanded by Attorney General Mark Brnovich.