Robert Meza

Aug 18, 2022

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.

May 25, 2022

Ethics probe of Rogers’ social media posts underway

The Senate Ethics Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to investigate an inflammatory comment Sen. Wendy Rogers, R-Flagstaff, posted on social media about a May 14 shooting that left 10 dead in Buffalo.  

Aug 12, 2021

Steps to replace Navarrete begin

One of Tony Navarrete’s former seatmates is interested in filling the state Senate seat Navarrete left after he was charged with multiple sex crimes against children, and the other is considering it.

Dec 16, 2019

Judge lets Arizona law on initiative petitions to stand

A federal judge on Monday refused to strike down an Arizona law that allows a judge to invalidate otherwise legitimate and qualified signatures on an initiative petition.

Nov 15, 2019

Legislators aim to reassert authority with early budget

Republican leaders in the Arizona House and Senate are moving ahead with plans to draft their own budget proposal by the end of the year, reasserting legislative authority they say they lost during recent years.

Jul 15, 2019

Federal lawsuit challenges law to regulate signature gatherers

A new lawsuit seeks to strike down a statute that can invalidate otherwise legitimate and qualified signatures on an initiative petition.

Jun 28, 2019

Shelter for seniors, seriously mentally ill top advocates’ wish list

After a one-time windfall from the Legislature, affordable housing supporters who’ve advocated for restoring the State Housing Trust Fund to pre-recession levels are looking at how to best stretch the new money and make the case for more.

Feb 27, 2019

Car-sharing bill protects consumers, personal freedom

With each technological advance we witness the same response as whatever legacy industry is being disrupted seeks the government’s assistance in burying the upstarts in red tape, taxes and fees. And all of this while cloaking its anti-competitive actions behind talk of “leveling the playing field” or “protecting consumers.”

Aug 28, 2018

Teran, Meza win LD30 Democratic House primary

Voters in west Phoenix and Glendale are giving Democrat Raquel Teran a shot in her second bid for a seat in the Arizona Legislature.

Jul 6, 2018

LD30: Changing district a political battleground of old vs. new

Legislative District 30 has changed drastically and become divided between old and new approaches to politics since House candidate Bill Brotherton last served in the Legislature.

Feb 23, 2018

Rash of GOP bills seek to empower lawmakers, disempower voters

Arizona Republican legislators have a habit of pushing ideas that make their own lives easier, but harder for voters to have their voices heard.

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Sep 11, 2015

Dems uniting against Ducey trust plan

Democratic lawmakers are coalescing in opposition to Gov. Doug Ducey’s state land trust plan, a potentially troubling development for a governor who may need votes from the minority party to pass one of his top priorities for the 2016 legislative session.