legislative districts

ballots, Mesnard, citizens, Senate Government Committee, constitutional provisions, voters, Republicans, GOP, Senate,
Feb 2, 2023

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.

Jan 22, 2021

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. […]

Sep 25, 2020

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.

Apr 6, 2018

House advances resolution to increase representation

Arizona voters could have a say in how many lawmakers there are to represent them at the Capitol.

Apr 20, 2016

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.

Feb 1, 2016

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.

Sen. Michele Reagan, R-Scottsdale, chairs the Senate Election Committee. (Cronkite News Service Photo by AJ Vicens)
Nov 24, 2015

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.

Jul 28, 2015

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.

Nov 1, 2013

Too big?

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.

Jul 15, 2013

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.

Redistricting Commission seeks cash for defense
Dec 11, 2012

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.

Redistricting Commission seeks cash for defense
Nov 28, 2012

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.