Petersen unveils inflation reduction plan, mirrors Lake’s
Senate President-Elect Warren Petersen, R-Gilbert, unveiled a new plan to mitigate inflation on Tuesday, like the one gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake presented, but the measure will likely face heavy opposition.
GOP lawmakers push bill to fund private school costs
In the waning weeks of the 2022 session, Republican lawmakers are trying to make every Arizona student eligible for funding to help pay for private school tuition and tying the expansion to a $400 million increase in education funding.
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.
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.
Ducey to decide on first 2022 election bill
The first election bill of the 2022 legislative session made its way to Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk, setting up a test for the governor, who has largely avoided talking about what election-related measures he supports.
Senate panel approves resurrected election bill
A Senate panel gave a new, temporary life Monday to a bill that would restrict early voting and mandate hand counts of ballots.
Republican election bills continue to die in the Senate
A total of 14 Republican bills died on the Senate floor on Monday, the most bills struck down in one session in recent memory. Sen. Paul Boyer, R-Glendale, voted against 12 of the dead bills along with the entire Democratic caucus. Without Boyer’s vote, the Republicans did not have the 16 votes needed to pass […]
Boyer, with help, nixes six election bills
It turned out to be a frustrating few days for the Republican Senators who’ve talked for months about using the 2022 legislative session to make substantial changes to Arizona election laws in the wake of the 2020 election audit.
Senate panel OKs far-reaching election bill
The Senate’s most comprehensive bill to revamp election laws passed through Senate Government Committee Thursday with overwhelming Republican support.
Legislature proper place for energy policy
The Legislature is also a more transparent and approachable body than the Corporation Commission. Any proposed energy policies would be vetted by numerous committees between the two legislative chambers, with ample opportunity for comments from the public. Indeed, vigorous debate at the Capitol ensures better policy for all Arizonans.
Bill proposes partisan school board races
A new bill would put school board elections on partisan ballots, forcing board candidates to declare a party affiliation.
Ruling could lead to longer sessions
Some Arizona lawmakers say a court ruling that will limit adding policy provisions to budget bills could make for a very different session next year, and possibly a longer one.