House speaker gives generous bonuses to opposing party’s staff
All House employees received raises of at least 3% in July, but many political staffers in the chamber also got bonuses in the past year — some as high as $20,000.
Former Senate president Pierce frontrunner to replace Stringer
Former Senate President Steve Pierce is poised to make a reluctant comeback at the Capitol in the wake of David Stringer’s sudden resignation on Wednesday.
Racially-charged comments lead to Stringer’s removal as criminal justice reform committee chairman
Rep. David Stringer on Friday was stripped of his chairmanship of the House Sentencing and Recidivism Reform Committee after again making inflammatory comments about race and immigration.
Hours on the road leads to high turnover in LD7
The commute, time commitment and low pay have contributed to a high turnover rate among legislators from the state’s largest legislative district.
Ducey’s violence prevention proposal begins Senate process
With a little tweaking, the Arizona Senate is poised to debate Gov. Doug Ducey’s school safety plan, but the bill’s fate in the House remains uncertain.
Lawmaker apologizes for Kotex-pillow delivery gone awry
A freshman Democrat in the House apologized March 7 to colleagues and staff who said they were offended by pillows made of feminine hygiene products she and activists handed out the previous day.
Leach sics AG on Tempe over allegation of illegal tax breaks
Rep. Vince Leach has followed through on a threat to ask the Attorney General’s Office to investigate whether Tempe broke the law in signing two lease agreements with developers he alleges received illegal tax breaks.
Space-taking security perch to be dismantled
The oversized security perch installed in the Arizona House of Representatives by former Speaker David Gowan is coming down.
Rep. Shooter suspended from appropriations chair, Chamber of Commerce calls for resignation
After multiple allegations of sexual harassment, Rep. Don Shooter has been suspended from his duties as chairman of the Arizona House’s powerful budget committee.