Vince Leach

Sep 5, 2023

Wadsack recall effort fails

A group aiming to recall Sen. Justine Wadsack, R-Tucson, failed to collect enough signatures by today’s filing deadline, and ultimately did not turn in their signatures to the secretary of state.  

Aug 18, 2022

Lawmakers who lost primaries plan next steps

Twenty-two lawmakers lost their races this year for various offices and won’t return to the Capitol for at least two years.

May 31, 2022

Tactic to force vote on gun bill fails

Senate Republicans quashed a bid Tuesday to force a vote on legislation to forbid people from buying weapons unless they first have a background check.

May 24, 2022

Court sides with petition gathering firm

Attorney General Mark Brnovich can't bring criminal charges against the firm that circulated petitions for the successful 2020 Invest in Ed ballot measure. 

Apr 22, 2022

Senate leadership scramble, 3 eye presidency

The Senate is preparing to select new leadership next year in both parties, and three Republicans seem confident that they can win the presidency. 

Apr 6, 2022

GOP senators have doubts about tourism bill

A measure to let the Arizona Office of Tourism sell goods and services to raise money is drawing opposition from some Republican lawmakers who see it as "a scandal in the making.''

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Mar 29, 2022

CRT ban gets Senate panel’s nod

A resolution to stop schools from adopting, endorsing, or adhering to ideas known as “critical race theory” passed a Senate panel today on party lines. 

Dec 23, 2021

Redistricting panel finishes legislative maps

Members of the Independent Redistricting Commission voted Wednesday 3-2 to adopt maps that are likely to preserve the Republican edge in the Arizona Legislature for the rest of the decade. 

Dec 2, 2021

Tucson under gun again for vaccine mandate

Tucson again faces a possible financial penalty for its vaccine mandate one day after a senator dropped his request to investigate the city.  

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Nov 29, 2021

Sen. Leach drops request to probe Tucson’s vaccine mandate

Tucson is no longer in danger of being financially penalized for its vaccine mandate program. 

Sep 8, 2021

Rep. Roberts resigns, cites family reasons

Rep. Bret Roberts is resigning as of Sept. 30.

Jul 16, 2021

Ducey accomplishes ‘21 legislative goals

The third longest legislative session in state history provided more time for Gov. Doug Ducey to accomplish all the priorities he laid out in his January State of the State speech, but most of them happened before the 100-day mark.