Republicans move to make it more challenging for citizens to make own laws
Republican legislators are moving to throw another roadblock in the path of people to make their own laws.
Proposal would add 30 members to AZ House
At least two longtime Republican lawmakers think it’s worth a shot to add 30 lawmakers to make Arizona’s government work better. Sen. J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler, wants voters to approve a constitutional amendment to divide each of the state’s 30 districts into three House districts, to elect 90 representatives and 30 senators total. And fellow Sen. […]
Decade of Dem gains sets stage for nail-biter legislative races
House and Senate seats have only flipped when fewer than 10 percentage points separate voter registration numbers for the two major parties. This year, that holds true in nine districts.
House advances resolution to increase representation
Arizona voters could have a say in how many lawmakers there are to represent them at the Capitol.
US Supreme Court upholds AZ legislative map
Arizona's 30 legislative districts were legally drawn and can continue to be used through the end of the decade, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning.
House takes first step toward district boundaries drawn entirely by Republicans
A House panel approved a change in the redistricting process that, if ratified by voters, could have the lines for future legislative and congressional elections drawn only by Republicans.
Reagan will get to make redistricting case to Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court granted Secretary of State Michele Reagan’s request to participate in the upcoming oral arguments in a challenge to Arizona’s legislative districts.
Redistricting Commission picks high profile lawyer for U.S. Supreme Court case
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will once again take on a big-name Washington, D.C., attorney to argue its case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Huge Arizona legislative districts spur debate about costs, meeting constituents’ needs
As lawmakers and hopeful candidates embark on their 2014 campaigns, many would probably be surprised to learn that they are running for some of the most populous legislative districts in the United States.
Conservative LD leaders reprimand GOP lawmakers for pro-Medicaid votes; competitive LD leaders say it’s counterproductive
Long before lawmakers took a vote on Medicaid expansion, Republican precinct committeemen across the state issued a warning to GOP legislators: If you vote for expansion, we will do everything we can to take you out in the next primary election.
Court rules Arizona redistricting commission must follow open meeting laws
An appellate court has ruled that Arizona's redistricting commission generally must follow the state's open meeting law but that prosecutors cannot resume an investigation into whether the commission violated the law when it hired mapping consultants.
Arizona redistricting panel objects to March trial
Arizona's redistricting commission is telling a federal court that it'd be too much of a rush to schedule a late March trial on a lawsuit challenging the state's new map of legislative districts.