Tom O'Halleran

Jul 16, 2019

Environmental groups challenge plan to lease public lands for oil, gas exploration

Environmental groups are trying to halt a plan by the Bureau of Land Management to lease out more than 4,000 acres of land near the Petrified Forest National Park for oil and gas exploration.

Jul 11, 2019

Arizona’s U.S. House members should oppose minimum wage bill

I urge my representative, Democratic U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick and neighboring Democratic district representatives, U.S. Rep Tom O’Halleran and U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, to oppose raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Arizona employees, business owners and their local communities will thank them for it.

U.S. Reps. Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally
Nov 7, 2018

Arizona Senate race goes to overtime with glacial vote count

Arizona's knock-down, all-out Senate race is heading into overtime, as a neck-and-neck contest between two congresswomen collides with Arizona's sometimes glacial vote-counting procedures.

Aug 28, 2018

Wendy Rogers wins CD1 Republican primary

After an ugly primary campaign involving accusations sex trafficking, fake polls and threats of lawsuits, Arizona’s 1st Congressional District Republican appear to have selected a nominee to take on Democratic incumbent Tom O’Halleran.

Aug 9, 2018

Sen. Steve Smith calls on Wendy Rogers to withdraw from CD1 race

State Sen. Steve Smith called on rival candidate Wendy Rogers to drop out of the Republican primary for Arizona’s 1st Congressional District and threatened to sue her over radio ads and a website.

Proposition 123, Ducey, Supreme Court, school trust fund, special election, Michael Pierce
May 18, 2018

Lack of resources, care leads to failed Native American schools

Native Americans still lag behind the rest of the country on test scores, graduation rates and school resources.

Apr 13, 2018

Lawmakers, witnesses grapple with how to save Navajo Generating Station

Witnesses and lawmakers called for action Thursday to head off the 2019 closure of the Navajo Generating Station, a move that could mean the loss of thousands of jobs at the plant and the coal mine that fuels it.

This Oct. 22, 2012, file photo shows a view from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Ariz. The impending closure of a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation could lend momentum to a project being considered by tribal leaders to build a tram at the Grand Canyon to fill the economic void. The Grand Canyon Escalade project was brought up to Navajo Nation lawmakers and tribal members last fall by former Navajo Nation President Albert Hale as a solution to shrinking revenues from nonrenewable energies, (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Oct 30, 2017

Lawmakers, advocates blast ‘misguided’ Grand Canyon fee hike plan

Arizona lawmakers and advocates are condemning proposed fee increases at the Grand Canyon and 16 other parks, a move the National Park Service said is badly needed to fund billions of dollars in backlogged maintenance projects.

May 15, 2017

Sen. Steve Smith announces bid for Congress

Sen. Steve Smith, R-Maricopa, is running for Congress in a district Democrats have won in three consecutive elections.

Feb 21, 2017

Hard choices ahead as officials look at future of Navajo power plant

Despite pledges to look for alternatives, closing the Navajo Generating Station in Page could devastate the local economy, where hundreds of jobs rely on the plant and affiliated coal mine and where experts see few, if any, workable solutions.

Nov 15, 2016

Housewarming: Biggs, O’Halleran join freshmen in Capitol orientation

Incoming Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Gilbert, and Tom O’Halleran, D-Sedona, said they’re excited to come to Washington and represent the people of Arizona – but first they have to learn how to do that, exactly.

Nov 8, 2016

O’Halleran wins race against Babeu in CD1

Democrats held onto their seat on Arizona’s 1st Congressional District, as Democrat Tom O’Halleran holds a commanding lead over Republican Paul Babeu.