Politics

Don’t expect much action in the House until Stringer is replaced

Until the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors makes its choice on April 3 to replace disgraced Rep. David Stringer, House Republicans are down to just 30 members, meaning they don’t have the votes to pass any bill that’s unanimously opposed by their Democratic colleagues.

Appointment to Stringer’s vacant seat expected April 3

Rep. David Stringer’s resignation is likely to bring some disruption to the Arizona House of Representatives’ business, but it’s not expected to last for long, as lawmakers expect to greet their new colleague on April 3.

Trump’s Interior nominee plans to wade back into issues involving former clients

WASHINGTON -- President Trump’s pick to become the next head of the Interior Department intends to stop recusing himself from matters involving his former lobbying clients after this summer, the nominee told a key...

Bill would fund homeless programs by taxing out-of-state real estate investors

A bill aimed at helping homeless youth, families and those with severe mental health issues by ensuring out-of-state real estate investors pay more taxes to the State of Arizona is poised to be considered by the House of Representatives.

Rep. Stringer, facing ethics inquest for sex crime and racist remarks, resigns

Embattled Rep. David Stringer has resigned his legislative office, the House of Representatives announced late Wednesday afternoon.Stringer was facing an Ethics Committee investigation into two complaints filed against him this year. One related to...

Bowers rejects Stringer request to remove Ethics Committee chairman

On the eve of a key deadline to turn over documents in an ongoing investigation into two complaints against Rep. David Stringer, State House Speaker Rusty Bowers rejected a requested by the embattled lawmaker to remove the chairman of the House Ethics Committee over allegations of bias.

The NRA will attack Mark Kelly. Let them.

If there was ever a time to fight the NRA, it’s now. And if there was ever a candidate perfectly suited to take on that fight, it’s Mark Kelly.

Bill ‘tweaking’ Arizona’s anti-BDS law advances

A bill that would disallow government contractors from participating in boycotts of Israel has passed the initial hurdles on its way to become law.

Dark money foes launch new effort for disclosure law

Former Attorney General Terry Goddard is hoping the third time’s a charm for efforts to prohibit the use of anonymous “dark money” in political campaigns.

Tuition bill covering dreamers coming back as striker after Bowers kills original measure

Yesterday, the powerful speaker of the House of Representatives said he was killing a proposal to create a new tuition rate at the state’s universities and community colleges for all who have graduated from an Arizona high school, including dreamers, but Sen. Heather Carter said she’s “working relentlessly” find a way to get the proposal to the governor’s desk.
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