Paul Boyer

Ducey signs budget with hours to go before fiscal year ends

BY: - June 30, 2021

With the start of the new fiscal year less than eight hours away, Gov. Doug Ducey signed the $12.8 billion budget shortly after lawmakers sent him the final two budget bills to his desk.

Arizona Senate approves $12.8 B budget, massive tax cut

BY: - June 23, 2021

After weeks of stops and starts and negotiations with GOP holdouts, Senate Republicans passed a budget and massive income tax cut, while House Democrats were able to delay the vote in their chamber by leaving the Capitol to ensure there was no quorum.

Dems delay House budget vote, but stall its passage only until Thursday

BY: - June 22, 2021

Republican legislative leaders and Gov. Doug Ducey solved two big problems standing in the way of a budget deal, only to see other issues emerge as one GOP senator vowed to withhold her vote and Democrats denied them a quorum in the House.

Staring at a government shutdown, Republicans seek compromise on tax cuts

BY: - June 10, 2021

One of the two GOP holdouts blocking the proposed budget and tax cut plan forged by Republican legislative leaders and Gov. Doug Ducey is working on a compromise plan. 

House to return for budget vote, but GOP support remains in question

BY: - June 4, 2021

The Arizona House of Representatives will take another shot at passing a budget on Monday, including a massive income tax cut, but it still doesn’t appear to have enough support to pass.

Ducey vetoes 22 bills, says nothing will be signed until budget is approved

BY: - May 28, 2021

Gov. Doug Ducey is ratcheting up the pressure on GOP lawmakers to reach an agreement on the budget, vowing not to sign any other legislation that reaches his desk until he gets a budget, and backing up his threat by vetoing 22 bills.

Unable to win GOP support for a budget, lawmakers pause work for 2 weeks

BY: - May 27, 2021

The Senate on Thursday abandoned plans to vote on a budget and instead adjourned until June 10 amid a stalemate over a proposed budget deal and the massive income tax cut it includes.

Controversial definition of anti-Semitism set for full Senate vote

BY: - May 26, 2021

A bill requiring a controversial definition of anti-Semitism when teaching about the Holocaust in Arizona schools passed Tuesday as lawmakers consider a flurry of budget bills. 

Unemployment aid up, taxes down in budget deal. But can it win GOP support?

BY: - May 20, 2021

Unemployment benefits will go up while tax rates will go down, especially for the wealthiest Arizonans, under the budget deal forged by Gov. Doug Ducey and legislative Republican leaders.

steve gallardo

Recall effort against 4 Maricopa County supervisors falls short

BY: - April 29, 2021

Four Maricopa County supervisors won’t face recall elections after a campaign to oust them failed to collect enough signatures.

jordi santos

Bipartisan Senate coalition approves ballot measure to let dreamers pay in-state tuition

BY: - March 5, 2021

The state Senate on Thursday approved a measure that would allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition and receive financial aid from Arizona universities if voters approve the change.

consular cards

Consular ID measure headed to Ducey’s desk

BY: - February 25, 2021

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives approved on Wednesday a measure to end a 2011 law that prohibits state and local governments from recognizing consular identification cards.