Ethics panel reviews complaint in Bible brouhaha
A House Ethics Committee reviewed evidence of a Democratic representative accused of stealing Capitol Bibles and engaging in disorderly behavior.
Christian Nationalists are controlling my country
For far too long Christian Nationalists have held the public square captive and pushed their hate-filled narrative. The latest is the demonization of state Rep. Stephanie Stahl-Hamilton from Tucson, who is also a Christian minister.
Republican lawmakers file ethics complaint against Democrat caught hiding Bibles
Three House Republicans filed a complaint Monday against a Democratic lawmaker who was caught hiding Bibles in the members-only lounge of the House of Representatives.
Democrat caught hiding Bibles in House, apologizes
A Democratic lawmaker apologized to her colleagues on the House floor Wednesday for removing and hiding Bibles in the members’ lounge, calling the act a protest of a lack of separation of church and state.
Insiders predict several experienced politicians could replace ousted Harris in House
Insiders are predicting several experienced politicians are potential replacements for Liz Harris after the Arizona House of Representatives voted 46-13 to expel the Chandler Republican from the Legislature because she allowed a guest speaker to make “defamatory” criminal allegations against elected officials at a February legislative hearing.
House ethics panel rules Harris engaged in disorderly behavior
The House Ethics Committee determined that Rep. Liz Harris, R-Chandler, engaged in disorderly behavior related to testimony she invited to a February joint elections committee.
Cities, businesses, activists launch tree-planting measures, legislature slow to act
Arizona cities, environmental advocates and businesses are teaming up to combat extreme heat by launching a variety of tree-planting initiatives, while the state Legislature has been slow to act on this issue.
Lawmakers approve legislation requiring doctors to offer treatment to infants
Arizona lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to legislation requiring doctors to provide "medically appropriate and reasonable care and treatment'' to any infant born alive, regardless of whether it is likely to survive.
Ethics committee hears testimony from Harris regarding complaint; no ruling made
A ruling of an ethics complaint against a freshman Republican representative accused of engaging in disorderly conduct will be determined later after a House panel heard nearly two hours of testimony Thursday on the matter.
State representative files ethics complaint against Harris
A Democrat in the Arizona House of Representatives filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Liz Harris, R-Chandler, after Harris invited a speaker that made “defamatory” allegations of bribery among elected officials in a legislative committee hearing last month.
House bill would seek public’s vote on whether to split school districts
Arizona lawmakers are moving to require a public vote in the state's largest school districts to determine whether they should be split up.
Panel moves to force Scottsdale to give Rio Verde water
A House panel passed a bill that would force Scottsdale to temporarily resume service providing water to the unincorporated Rio Verde community, but Democrats withheld the support needed for immediate relief.