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Shawnna Bolick

tax cuts, GOP, Republicans, businesses, Cano, Livingston, Ways and Means Committee, Children's Action Alliance
Dec 6, 2022

Petersen unveils inflation reduction plan, mirrors Lake’s

Senate President-Elect Warren Petersen, R-Gilbert, unveiled a new plan to mitigate inflation on Tuesday, like the one gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake presented, but the measure will likely face heavy opposition. 

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 28, 2022

Pen misinformation bleeds into primary

Election officials in Arizona's largest county won't soon forget #SharpieGate — the social media uproar that emerged after the 2020 election based on the false claim that Sharpie pens provided at the polls would ruin ballots before they were counted. 

guns, bill, Senate, House, parents, campuses, Shamp, Kolodin, CCW, Nguyen, Lupe Contreras
Mar 11, 2022

Gun happy GOP lawmakers push for expansion

Republicans have introduced several bills this year to expand the places where people can carry a concealed handgun.

Sep 27, 2021

Rally cry to decertify election grows louder

Supporters of Donald Trump are peppering Gov. Doug Ducey with demands that he decertify the election even though he says there's no legal authority for him to do that.

Aug 6, 2021

Primaries 1-year away, races taking shape

Legislative and congressional districts could change dramatically after redistricting, and some newcomers and incumbents alike are waiting to see what the new districts look like before they decide whether to jump into a race.

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.

Jul 30, 2021

‘Why don’t you listen to what I have to say?’

The crowd’s treatment of her raised the question of whether the Arizona Republican Party is doomed in the 2022 general election if this crowd was going to turn on one of the most conservative lawmakers in the state

Jun 25, 2021

GOP lawmakers give business owners escape from school surcharge

Republican state representatives voted Friday to allow the owners of small businesses -- and anyone who organizes their finances for tax purposes as one -- to escape paying the voter-approved income tax surcharge on the wealthy to fund education.

vote, Lake, Hobbs, debate, PBS
Jun 25, 2021

Campaign launches range from amateurish to slick

Several political consultants accepted the Arizona Capitol Times’ invitation to critique the campaign kick-offs and comment on how their candidacies stack up.

Apr 9, 2021

Lawmakers resort to tricks, bullying to undo Prop 208

And now legislators are thumbing their noses at those voters, resorting to tricks and bullying to try to undo an election – whether through SB1783 or under cover of the state budget. It is unacceptable for elected officials to play games with the future of our students. Legislators, voters are watching.

vote, politics, Democrats, Republicans, divisiveness, women's rights, democracy, education, family values
Mar 26, 2021

Tempers flare in House as committees hear controversial bills

Long-simmering tensions boiled over in the House Wednesday, as Democratic lawmakers and opponents of GOP-sponsored bills to tighten voting rules and let businesses avoid Proposition 208’s surcharge accused Republican committee chairman of trying to silence them.