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Rogers trounces Allen in battleground race, Barto widens lead over Carter

BY: - August 4, 2020

One of the biggest battlegrounds in this year’s legislative races saw a major shakeup in Tuesday’s primary election as retired Air Force pilot Wendy Rogers ousted longtime incumbent Sen. Sylvia Allen. Rogers trounced Allen, a Republican from the town of Snowflake, winning 59% of the vote in the closely watched GOP primary for District 6, […]

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Complaints against Cook allege bribery to benefit lobbyist, inappropriate relationship

BY: - February 5, 2020

A complaint that sparked an ethics probe into Rep. David Cook alleges he orchestrated a bribery scheme involving Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb to benefit a lobbyist he with whom he allegedly had a romantic relationship. 

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Two ethics complaint filed against Rep. David Cook

BY: - February 4, 2020

The chairman of the Arizona House of Representatives Ethics Committee on Tuesday announced that two ethics complaints have been filed against Rep. David Cook, a Republican from Globe who has been the subject of news reports showing romantic letters he allegedly sent to a lobbyist from the agricultural industry. 

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An open ethics process is essential if Republicans truly want accountability

BY: - February 4, 2020

Republicans in the Arizona State House of Representatives are considering changing their ethics rules to make it more difficult to submit complaints. It’s hard to imagine a worse time for a change like this.  

Following deadly flood, lawmakers seek Tonto Creek bridge funding

BY: - December 17, 2019

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is trying to get the state to pay for a bridge over Tonto Creek in eastern Arizona, where three young children drowned last month after their car was submerged trying to cross the creek in a flood.

House panel will devise ways to loosen water rules in Pinal County to help developers

BY: - September 24, 2019

A new legislative ad hoc committee will come up with ways to loosen the permitting process for groundwater access in one of the state’s driest counties.