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.
Ducey: no special session to address education unless lawmakers tackle other issues
Lame duck Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday he won't call a special legislative session to deal with problems with school funding before his term ends this month until he gets a promise that lawmakers will deal with some issues on his own agenda.
Ducey mum as lawmakers call for special session on AEL
A Republican lawmaker says she has the votes to override a spending cap that could trim public-school budgets by $1.4 billion in coming months, but Gov. Doug Ducey’s office won’t say if he’ll call a special legislative session to address the issue.
Schools will have to significantly cut spending unless lawmakers authorize use of current funds
Arizona schools across the state will have to cut their current spending by nearly 18% unless state lawmakers act to authorize them to actually use the money they already have.
Special session on water likely, could be tricky
The Legislature could go into special session soon, with the most likely topic to be legislation implementing Gov. Doug Ducey’s plan to create an Arizona Water Authority to invest in water projects throughout the state. House Republicans have been reviewing two bills to implement the governor’s plans, one from Sen. Sine Kerr, R-Buckeye, and one […]
Brnovich asks Ducey to call special session
With his legal challenges to vaccine and mask mandates rejected by a federal judge, Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Mark Brnovich now wants Gov. Doug Ducey to order lawmakers back to the Capitol in hopes of a legislative fix.
Ninja report insinuates wrongdoing, Fann calls for probe
Senate election auditors provided no evidence of widespread fraud Friday but dangled enough insinuations of impropriety to give Donald Trump supporters an inkling of hope that future investigations will uncover wrongdoing in connection with the 2020 general election in Maricopa County. The auditors’ presentation did not divert significantly from draft copies of their report obt[...]
Some lawmakers question need for special session
A bill moratorium and a budget stalemate meant the House and Senate weren’t conducting any real business before Gov. Doug Ducey called a special session – so why call one?
Special session yields $100M package for wildfires
Arizona lawmakers ended a three-day special session by passing a $100 million bill on June 17 to help people affected by wildfires.
House, Senate panels pass wildfire relief amid debate on climate change
Legislative panels gave initial approval Wednesday to a $100 million plan for fighting fires and their effects, but not before the discussion strayed into the question of climate change and whether humans are responsible for the heat and drought conditions that result in huge blazes.
Ducey calls special session to address wildfires, aftermath
Saying the current fires are just the beginning of problems, Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday called for a special legislative session to begin this coming week.
Special session push exposes legislative discord
An outgoing House Republican’s effort to call the Legislature into a special session is driving a wedge in an already factional caucus.