Arizona voters relegated House Speaker Rusty Bowers to the history books after the conservative Republican crossed former President Donald Trump and refused to back his unsupported claims that he lost in 2020 because of fraud.
Despite going 166 days, the second regular session of Arizona’s 55th Legislature saw generally good attendance from lawmakers in both the House and Senate. Beyond the standouts, however, there were also some exceptions.
The Biden administration is planning to sue Arizona over a new state law that requires proof of citizenship to vote for president.
After more than 15 hours of debate and delays and a deal late Wednesday to boost education funding to get Democratic support, the Arizona Legislature has passed a $18 billion budget with a week left in the fiscal year.
Republican legislative leaders are trying to line up the votes for what could be a $15 billion budget, including about $1 billion in earmarks for specific road projects.
Residents of homeowner associations will soon be free to fly flags supporting law enforcement, regardless of any rules to the contrary.
Sen. T.J. Shope, R-Coolidge, is fed up with another Senator who has been absent for the majority of this legislative session and will show it with an ethics complaint.
State Rep. Walt Blackman publicly declared that the people of the northern Arizona legislative district he shares with Sen. Wendy Rogers don’t agree with the Twitter post she made this weekend about the murder of 10 people in Buffalo by a white supremacist.
Republican lawmakers are asking Gov. Doug Ducey to sign a bill they concede has no practical effect.
State senators voted Tuesday to forever bar the state Department of Health Services from requiring students to be vaccinated against Covid to attend school.