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Dem lawmaker Aaron Lieberman resigns to run for Arizona governor

Arizona State Rep. Aaron Lieberman, a Democrat from Paradise Valley, resigned his seat to focus on his campaign for governor - where he faces Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and former Arizona Department of Commerce Director Marco Lopez for the Democratic nomination.... Read more»

Arizona state Rep. Bret Roberts announces resignation, gives no reason

Republican state Rep. Bret Roberts, a second-term lawmaker from Maricopa, announced that he’ll resign from the legislature at the end of the month without giving a reason.... Read more»

Arizona Legislature wraps up 171-day session, the 3rd-longest on record

Arizona lawmakers on Wednesday ended the third-longest legislative session in state history after approving the final components of a state spending plan for the fiscal year that begins Thursday and taking final votes on several other outstanding measures. ... Read more»

Legislature drops 82 ethics complaints against OV Rep. Finchem related to U.S. Capitol riot

Oro Valley Republican Mark Finchem has been cleared of 82 ethics complaints that were filed against him after he was at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and praised rioters who stormed the building and disrupted Congress in the deadly siege.... Read more»1

Bill to reduce prison sentences for good behavior advances from Az House committee

The House Criminal Justice Reform Committee advanced several pieces of legislation, including a bill that would allow some prison inmates to earn an earlier release date if they participate in self-improvement programs while behind bars. The bills give hope to reform advocates that 2021 might be different than the past two years, where early optimism quickly turned into disappointment.... Read more»

House ends session, but fate of business lawsuit protections uncertain

The civil liability bill — which would require that those who sue after contracting COVID-19 show that the business committed gross negligence, rather than the current standard of negligence — can't proceed unless without Senate action... Read more»

Pima County OKs revised restaurant regs; State AG probing COVID-19 plan

The Pima County Board of Supervisors on Thursday approved a final version of regulations aimed at restaurants reopening but not without a warning from one member who said they are ignoring "the 500-pound gorilla in the room."... Read more»

GOP lawmakers, ALEC urge feds not to 'bail out' states

Several Republican lawmakers from Arizona are urging the federal government not to provide funding to states and cities that are coping with the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, even as Arizona faces a projected budget deficit of more than a billion dollars.... Read more»