J.D. Mesnard

Senate votes to end 2020 session, puts decision on recalcitrant House

BY: - May 8, 2020

The state Senate voted to adjourn sine die, likely bringing an effective end to the 2020 legislative session, even as recalcitrant House Republicans insisted on remaining in session.

UPDATED: Senate plans to end 2020 legislative session Friday, House will not

BY: - May 7, 2020

Senate President Karen Fann announced that her chamber will end the 2020 legislative session on Friday, though it’s unclear if the House of Representatives will follow suit.

Doug Ducey covid-19 coronavirus update

Restless Republican lawmakers not ready to overturn Ducey — yet

BY: - May 1, 2020

It seems highly unlikely that there are enough GOP votes in the state legislature to reverse Gov. Doug Ducey’s emergency declaration, but Republican lawmakers are chafing under the extension of his stay-at-home order.

GOP proposal would cover pre-existing conditions if GOP lawsuit strikes down ACA

BY: - February 5, 2020

Republican lawmakers are hoping to ensure pre-existing conditions for Arizonans are still covered if they get their wish and a lawsuit against the landmark Affordable Care Act succeeds in striking down the 2010 law that has drastically cut the number of uninsured people nationwide.