Rusty Bowers

Hobbs, Ducey, containers, border, U.S.-Mexico border, federal government, lawsuit
Aug 15, 2023

Ducey criticizes Trump indictments

Arizona's last Republican governor criticized prosecutors for bringing criminal charges against former President Trump.

election, 2024, legislative races, Republicans, Democrats, House, Senate
Jul 20, 2023

Early look at 2024’s competitive legislative districts

As the 2024 state election draws closer, Republicans and Democrats are already targeting several key competitive legislative districts that could determine which party has control of the Legislature.

censure, Chaplik, Harris
Jun 1, 2023

More GOP PCs are censuring their lawmakers

A recent trend is growing among Arizona Republican precinct committees of censuring their state elected Republicans after the expulsion of a former Republican lawmaker.

Apr 13, 2023

Fight to ban state benefits for lobby group dies – again

Sen. Steve Kaiser, R-Phoenix, revived a long-running fight at the Legislature this year to block employees of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns from getting state retirement benefits.

Democrats, Republicans, protest
Mar 1, 2023

House Dems vote ‘no’ on all bills to protest Republican approval of their bills 

Democrats in the state House of Representatives voted “no” against every single bill up for a floor vote on Tuesday and Wednesday to protest Republican leadership.  

Dec 21, 2022

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.  

Ducey, free enterprise, unemployment benefits, Covid pandemic
Dec 15, 2022

Ducey, lawmakers disagree on special session support 

Gov. Doug Ducey said that even though he promised to call a special session, he’s not sure if he has support for it. Lawmakers say that’s not the case.  

Oct 6, 2022

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. 

dark money, Proposition 211, election, disclosure, campaigns, Campaign Legal Center, Voters’ Right to Know, Goddard, Act, Symington, Tedesco,
Aug 23, 2022

Legal battle over anti-dark money initiative heads to Arizona Supreme Court

The legal battle over the fate of a ballot initiative that aims to increase campaign finance transparency has taken some extraordinary turns in recent days,

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.

Jul 6, 2022

Ducey signs bill to address dwindling water supply

Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Wednesday to provide $1.2 billion to fund grandiose projects to find new water for Arizona and smaller ones to conserve what the state already has.

May 19, 2022

Money, conservation slows water authority bill

For most of this session, lawmakers have been working with stakeholders of various interests to cobble together legislation that addresses Arizona’s water woes, but concerns over conservation and money have slowed progress.