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Legislative Dems choose Bolding, Rios as new leaders

BY: - November 11, 2020

Legislative Democrats have new leaders in both chambers after choosing Sen. Rebecca Rios as the next Senate leader and Rep. Reginald Bolding as their next leader in the House.

Republican lawmakers re-elect Bowers, Fann as leaders

BY: - November 5, 2020

Republican lawmakers elected Rusty Bowers as House speaker and Karen Fann as Senate president, while legislative Democrats postponed their elections while they await the outcome of several races. Bowers, R-Mesa, fended off a challenge from Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Oro Valley. Fann ran unopposed, as did Senate Majority Leader Rick Gray, R-Sun City, and Senate Majority […]

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Bowers picks Tucson developer as first redistricting commissioner

BY: - October 22, 2020

House Speaker Rusty Bowers has selected the first member of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, choosing David Mehl, a southern Arizona developer, as the first of two Republican commissioners.


Monday Musings: Will Dems win in 2020 only to see GOP control in 2021?

BY: - February 10, 2020

Zzzzzz…. Is this the sound of State Capitol legislators, lobbyists, staffers or journalists grabbing a few minutes of sleep? Unfortunately, no. The Zs, as they are known in political circles, are a group of Democratic House incumbents being recruited hard by big business interests.

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.