Covid, Senate panel, Shamp, Will Humble
May 25, 2023

Panelists make outrageous claims in conservative Covid committee 

Conservative lawmakers hosted a panel today with speakers who claim that the federal government intentionally lied and mishandled Covid, that hospitals intentionally killed people, and made statements that medical professionals say are untrue. 

Covid, Senate, House, committee, Shamp
May 5, 2023

GOP Covid panel to hold people ‘accountable’

A new committee run by Republicans who are critical of how Covid was managed will convene this month and hold unspecified people “accountable” for their role in the pandemic, but members haven't said how that will be done.  

guns, veto, Hobbs, campus, weapons training, students
Apr 17, 2023

Hobbs vetoes guns bills, saying they won’t prevent violence

Parents won't be able to bring their loaded weapons onto school campuses, at least not while Katie Hobbs is governor.

guns, House, Senate, parents, schools, Hobbs, veto, Marine Corps
Apr 11, 2023

GOP lawmakers approve measures dealing with guns and students

Republican lawmakers sent two measures dealing with guns and students to Gov. Katie Hobbs on Tuesday, likely courting one veto, if not two.

guns, Shamp, campuses, House
Apr 5, 2023

Measure to allow parents to avoid crime charges for carrying guns on campuses advances

A measure given preliminary House approval Wednesday would make it legal for any parent who has a child at a school to bring a firearm onto the campus and into the school itself if they possess a state-issued permit to carry a concealed weapon.

Hobbs, veto, homelessness, vaccines, Kavanagh, Shamp
Mar 31, 2023

Hobbs vetoes vaccine religious exemption, homeless visibility bills

Gov. Katie Hobbs added to her veto tally Thursday, rejecting two more measures approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature.

homelessness, Miranda, Senate
Mar 21, 2023

Senate passes bipartisan homelessness mitigation measure 

The Senate passed a homelessness mitigation bill today with overwhelming support, much to the happiness of sponsor Sen. Catherine Miranda, D-Laveen, who has made this her main effort. 

guns, bill, Senate, House, parents, campuses, Shamp, Kolodin, CCW, Nguyen, Lupe Contreras
Mar 8, 2023

Bill would let certain parents bring loaded guns onto campuses

House lawmakers voted Wednesday to let certain parents bring their loaded guns onto school campuses despite the fact they themselves are protected by rules and a metal detector that keep their armed constituents out.

Hobbs, budget, Kavanagh
Mar 3, 2023

Nomination picture still muddy going forward

A month after the Arizona Senate formed an extraordinary new committee to vet Gov. Katie Hobbs’ appointments, the picture still looks muddy for the governor’s nominees to lead key agencies. 

groceries, Hobbs, Kavanagh, Tsosie,
Feb 28, 2023

Hobbs mum on whether she will approve GOP bill to axe cities’ ability to tax groceries

Gov. Katie Hobbs refused to say Tuesday whether she will approve Republican legislation to eliminate the ability of cities to tax groceries and save affected Arizonans more than $161 million a year.

child abuse, neglect, deaths, DCS
Feb 17, 2023

Child fatalities: We deserve an answer

In Arizona, 46% of abuse and neglect deaths involved a prior history with the state’s child welfare agency. Arizona Senate Bill 1252, championed by Sen. Janae Shamp, R-Surprise, recognizes these deaths are preventable, and we desperately need to chart a path toward change that will ultimately save lives.