budget, House, Senate, K-12 education
Aug 25, 2023

Lawmakers pool resources to craft budget projects 

Legislative Republicans and Democrats pooled their resources this session to craft major expenses in the state budget, including a $300 million boost to K-12 education and a $260 million tax rebate to Arizona families, plus many smaller projects also were negotiated into the budget.  

per diem, lawmakers
Jun 15, 2023

How much do lawmakers make for how much work?

Lawmakers collectively make more than a million dollars in per diem subsistence payments, despite long breaks during the session without public meetings or movement on bills, although that varies wildly between lawmakers.  

cottage food industry, Alma Hernandez, veto, veto override, Hobbs
Apr 27, 2023

Override falls short after partisan fireworks

The effort to override Gov. Katie Hobbs’ veto of a bill that had received bipartisan backing ran out of gas on April 25 when the Arizona House of Representatives mustered a simple majority vote – but not the necessary supermajority.

groceries, Hobbs, Kavanagh, Tsosie,
Mar 27, 2023

Hobbs plans to veto legislation to block cities, towns from taxing groceries

Gov. Katie Hobbs is going to veto legislation to block cities and towns from taxing groceries.

food tax, Senate
Mar 22, 2023

Measure to eliminate cities’ ability to tax food heads to Hobbs 

A Republican proposal to cut sales tax imposed on groceries by some cities passed its final hurdle in the Arizona Legislature, but it may meet a veto stamp on the ninth floor.  

Indigenous, missing, murdered, Hobbs, task force, Hatathlie
Mar 7, 2023

Task force will address MMIP issues, AG to hire dedicated prosecutor 

A new state task force will work on reducing violence against Indigenous people, officials announced Tuesday. 

Oct 17, 2022

Former independent representative dies Saturday at 63

Sylvia Laughter, a former state representative from Kayenta, died Saturday. Laughter served in the state House of Representatives from 1999 to 2005 and is the only independent candidate to serve in the state House or Senate since Arizona was granted statehood in 1912.

Aug 2, 2022

Navajos to narrow list of 15 presidential hopefuls to 2

Navajo voters will decide today which two of 15 presidential hopefuls they want to advance to the tribe's general election.