Randy Friese

Oct 6, 2021

Friese plans to resign LD9 House seat

After seven years in the House, Randy Friese is stepping down. 

Rep. Kirsten Engel (D-Tucson)
Sep 8, 2021

Sen. Engel resigns, runs for Congress

Democratic state Sen. Kirsten Engel resigned September 8 to focus on her congressional campaign in an open southern Arizona seat.

Aug 6, 2021

Several lawmakers weighing resignation

Competitive races are already filling the entire 2022 ballot with roughly a year to go before the primary election on August 2, and several state lawmakers are planning to resign from their $24,000 a year jobs to focus on full-time campaigning.

Jun 28, 2021

House approves easier access to birth control for women

Women in Arizona may soon find it a lot easier to get to get birth control.

Mar 19, 2021

Gambling bill stalls in senate as politics take shape

A top legislative priority for Gov. Doug Ducey to expand off-reservation gaming is stalled in the Senate after the House voted 48-12 to approve a mirror bill on March 4.

Dec 3, 2020

Good revenues belie looming budget uncertainty

With COVID-19 again on the rise in Arizona and the next legislative session looming, some in the Legislature are coming around to the idea of passing a so-called “skinny budget” that retains baseline spending levels from the previous fiscal year and ducking out early, just as lawmakers did last session.

Sep 24, 2020

From ER to AZ House, GOP candidate a history with Friese

Lyons was once a firefighter. In that capacity, he said he often saw the “terrible consequences of distracted driving” – death, grief, disability and so on.

May 1, 2020

At least 90 opinions of what are ‘must-pass’ bills

Some lobbyists and lawmakers have a pitch for legislative leaders dallying over plans to adjourn or resume the session – find a middle ground.

Apr 17, 2020

Spending 2020: From $1B windfall to survival

When they returned to work in January, Arizona lawmakers faced a financial situation colleagues everywhere would envy: an extra, unbudgeted $1 billion.

Feb 28, 2020

Fate of most 2020 bills met at Legislature’s deadline

Silent death has come for about two-thirds of the 1,842 bills and resolutions introduced this year in the Legislature.

Feb 10, 2020

Legislative Democrats unveil ‘the people’s’ budget proposal

Democrats in the House and Senate released their $12.5 billion budget proposal Monday morning, insisting that it’s not too late for the minority party to get a seat at the negotiating table even as crossover week approaches.

Nov 7, 2019

Medical marijuana cards to become digital next month

Starting in December all Arizona-issued medical marijuana cards will be digital.