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.
Arizona passed its first truly bipartisan budget in years after some Republicans refused to budge on conservative issues and forced leadership to meet Democratic demands.
Democrats in Arizona are passing liberal legislation disguised under the names of cooperative Republican members in a hyper-partisan political climate. Sen. Martín Quezada, D-Glendale, told the chamber on the last day of session that Republicans supported him more than they knew. “I do want to give a shoutout to Senator Shope because you may have …
Republican lawmakers fell short in their efforts to revamp election laws this session but could have a much better chance of success in 2023.
Rural firefighters are working to drum up support for a statewide tax increase that would fund rural fire districts.
Gov. Doug Ducey killed a huge tax extension on Wednesday that many Republicans have been pushing for months, angering politicians and lobbyists across the state.
Arizona Department of Public Safety officers fired tear gas at pro-abortion protestors at the Capitol after some in the crowd attempted to enter the Senate, drawing praise from some legislators and criticism from protestors and civil rights advocates.
The Senate passed a bill on Thursday morning to criminalize filming police activity within eight feet despite constitutional concerns.
The Fiscal Year 2023 budget is finally on the move with at least one House Democrat in favor and one Republican opposed to it.