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Ducey, 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.  

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Dec 5, 2022

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.

school funding, Ducey, Hobbs, School Facilities Board, Dewain Fox, Maricopa County Superior Court, Secretary of State, Bowers, Fann, Hebert, Supreme Court, building schools, maintenance, air conditioning, roofs
Dec 1, 2022

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. 

education, funding, K-12, Bolding, Bowers, Fann, Kathy Hoffman, Arizona Association of School Business Officials, Ducey, constitutional spending limit, budget cuts, Ducey, AEL, Bowie, Lake, Hobbs, Democrats, Republicans, legislature, November election
Nov 1, 2022

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.

drought, Yuma, farming, alfalfa, Colorado River, water cuts
Mar 3, 2022

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 […]

Nov 15, 2021

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. 

Sep 24, 2021

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[...]

Jun 17, 2021

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?

Jun 17, 2021

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.

Jun 16, 2021

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.

Jun 10, 2021

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.

Aug 27, 2020

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.