Warren Petersen

Petersen, Toma, Hobbs, budget, legislature, bills, compromise
May 20, 2023

Petersen praises Hobbs for budget negotiations

Republican Senate President Warren Petersen is heaping praise on Hobbs for the deal, saying she negotiated in good faith, kept her promises and made a rare bipartisan budget happen.

budget, lawmakers, House, Senate, continuation budget,
Jan 24, 2023

GOP lawmakers ready budget to send to Hobbs

Legislative Republicans are gearing up to send a budget to Gov. Katie Hobbs soon, which will likely be met with a hasty veto.  

Kaiser, affordable homes, zoning, Senate
Dec 15, 2022

Incoming lawmakers, governor-elect aim to tackle housing

Republicans and Democrats want to address housing in the upcoming legislative session, and some of their proposals overlap.  

tax cuts, GOP, Republicans, businesses, Cano, Livingston, Ways and Means Committee, Children's Action Alliance
Dec 6, 2022

Petersen unveils inflation reduction plan, mirrors Lake’s

Senate President-Elect Warren Petersen, R-Gilbert, unveiled a new plan to mitigate inflation on Tuesday, like the one gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake presented, but the measure will likely face heavy opposition. 

Nov 23, 2022

Governor, House, Senate: three political parties?

Arizona’s Legislature and Governor’s Office will go from mainstream Republican control to three separate ideologies.

May 9, 2022

Ducey signs legislation to limit executive emergency power

Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Friday to limit the governor’s power to implement a state of emergency for “public health” reasons.

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. 

Mar 25, 2022

Ducey to decide on first 2022 election bill

The first election bill of the 2022 legislative session made its way to Gov. Doug Ducey’s desk, setting up a test for the governor, who has largely avoided talking about what election-related measures he supports. 

Dec 29, 2021

Move on to curb governor’s emergency powers

Two Republican lawmakers are moving to trim the powers of government during an emergency. 

Dec 2, 2021

Court considers Senate records dispute

An attorney for the Senate warned the Court of Appeals Wednesday that if the judges force public disclosure of records related to the audit of the 2020 election it will undermine the ability of lawmakers to do their jobs. 

Sep 30, 2021

In their court

Republican lawmakers will likely use results of the partisan Senate audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County as a blueprint for changes to voting procedures and administration.  

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[...]