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Redistricting, vacancies boost fundraising in Arizona House races

Arizona congressional challengers have been emboldened by an open seat, an unpopular president and a newly drawn district map – and they have the money to show for it, setting up what "could potentially be a very anti-incumbent election year."... Read more»

A top Ducey aide raised nearly $13k from lobbyists whose cash he promised to shun

Matt Gress, budget director for Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, received 24 separate contributions from lobbyists totaling nearly $13,000 - after promising not to accept any contributions from lobbyists during the legislative session.... Read more»1

Juvenile offenders given a leg up by bipartisan-approved Arizona House measure

Kids in juvie might see their financial load lightened, thanks to new legislation approved by the state House of Representatives that would eliminate the rollover of court fees on them and their families.... Read more»

Arizona House panel OKs new GOP restrictions on citizen initiatives

A House committee gave preliminary approval to two measures making it more difficult for Arizona voters to have their say on state policy at the ballot box.... Read more»

Arizona House OKs anti-critical race theory bill banning 'racially divisive' curriculum

Arizona Republican lawmakers are seeking to ban so-called "critical race theory" education in Arizona schools after the state Supreme Court last year struck down a law barring such education because it was unconstitutionally added to the state's annual budget.... Read more»

Arizona Republicans seek sovereignty over federal COVID mandates

Arizona Republican lawmakers seek sovereignty over federal COVID mandates in a slate of new bills. ... Read more»

'It’s not really practical': Arizona Republican wants to go from 30 House districts to 90

When the next Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission convenes in 2031, it might be drawing 90 single-member House districts instead of 30 districts with two representatives apiece, at least if Sen. J.D. Mesnard has any say over it.... Read more»

Arizona one of seven state legislatures Democrats target for takeover

Arizona was identified as one of seven states where Democrats plan to “fight like hell” to turn the state government from red to blue in 2020.... Read more»

Arizona House approves 'birther' bill

Despite criticism from the right and the left, and questions of legality, Arizona's House of Representatives has voted to advance a bill demanding that future presidential candidates prove their citizenship. ... Read more»