Lawmakers object to desal process, can’t do anything about it
Lawmakers grilled representatives of the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority and a company that wants to build a desalination plant in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico on Tuesday over a proposal they say was not handled transparently.
House poised for new faces, new leaders
The next Arizona House of Representatives will look much different than it did in 2022 with many members losing their primary election races or moving to a different area of government.
WIFA comes into focus with Ducey picks
Gov. Doug Ducey announced four of his five picks for the new Water Infrastructure Finance Authority board earlier this week, meaning more than half of the new board’s members have been selected. Three of his four choices have known ties to the governor.
Dem House leaders seek probe over alleged insults
Top House Democrats want an investigation into allegations that a male lawmaker made disparaging comments about a female colleague.
Special session pushed to avoid over $1B in school funding cuts
Democrats and public school officials are again asking Gov. Doug Ducey to call a special legislative session to avoid over $1 billion in K-12 funding cuts this school year, months after Republicans used the promise of a special session as a carrot to bring Democrats on board with this year’s historic bipartisan budget.
Lawmakers who lost primaries plan next steps
Twenty-two lawmakers lost their races this year for various offices and won’t return to the Capitol for at least two years.
Budget proposal killed in House committee
Two Republicans joined Democrats Wednesday to kill a scaled-down state budget proposal.
Special session sought to fix PC snafu
While both the House and Senate have passed bills to walk back a legal change made earlier this month and allow for precinct committeeman elections, neither has enough support now to take effect in time.
Court makes statement, rules against lawmakers
The Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday issued a broad ruling that will change forever how state budgets are adopted.
Hobbs damaged by Senate staffer verdict
A federal judge Tuesday denied a bid by the Senate to overturn a $2.75 million discrimination award against the Senate, leaving Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and state Democrats scrambling to blunt the effects of the verdict on her gubernatorial ambitions.
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.
Rep. Lieberman resigns to run for governor
Rep. Aaron Lieberman announced Monday he is resigning from the state House of Representatives to focus on his gubernatorial campaign.