Latest Arizona State Legislature News

Kelly raises $39 million, McSally $23 million in Senate race

Oct. 15, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly says his campaign raised nearly $39 million during the third quarter, while Republican Sen. Martha McSally reports raising almost $23 million. The fundraising numbers reported Thursday shattered prior records for both candidates and were among the largest...

Arizona lawmaker released from hospital after COVID-19 fight

Oct. 14, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona lawmaker who was critically ill with COVID-19 has been released from a hospital, his wife announced Wednesday. Democratic Rep. Lorenzo Sierra of Avondale will recover for a few days in the Washington area before returning to Arizona, his wife, Rhonda Cagle, posted on Twitter....

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, right, campaigns on behalf of U.S Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Haley gives boost to McSally in Arizona Senate race

Oct. 12, 2020 9:17 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Sen. Martha McSally called in one of the Republican Party's most prominent foreign policy hands Monday to press her case that Democrat Mark Kelly has problematic ties to China. Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said China is the largest geopolitical threat to the United...

FILE - This May 23, 2019, file photo shows Democratic Rep. Lorenzo Sierra of Avondale during a budget conference in Phoenix. The Arizona lawmaker has been intubated and admitted to the intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment of COVID-19, legislative officials announced Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. Sierra was visiting family in Washington when he and his wife fell ill.(AP Photo/Bob Christie, File)

Arizona lawmaker off ventilator amid coronavirus fight

Oct. 8, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona lawmaker who was on a ventilator at a Maryland hospital's intensive care unit ill with COVID-19 is now breathing on his own, his wife announced Thursday. The developments came after Democratic Rep. Lorenzo Sierra of Avondale spent several days unable to breathe without the...

FILE - This May 23, 2019, file photo shows Democratic Rep. Lorenzo Sierra of Avondale during a budget conference in Phoenix. The Arizona lawmaker has been intubated and admitted to the intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment of COVID-19, legislative officials announced Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. Sierra was visiting family in Washington when he and his wife fell ill.(AP Photo/Bob Christie, File)

Arizona lawmaker making some progress against coronavirus

Oct. 7, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona lawmaker ill with COVID-19 who is on a ventilator at a Maryland hospital's intensive care unit is showing some signs of improvement, his wife announced Wednesday. Democratic Rep. Lorenzo Sierra of Avondale was visiting family in Washington when he fell ill. He went to a Washington...

FILE - This May 23, 2019, file photo shows Democratic Rep. Lorenzo Sierra of Avondale during a budget conference in Phoenix. The Arizona lawmaker has been intubated and admitted to the intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment of COVID-19, legislative officials announced Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. Sierra was visiting family in Washington when he and his wife fell ill.(AP Photo/Bob Christie, File)

Arizona lawmaker goes to intensive care for virus treatment

Oct. 5, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona lawmaker has been intubated and admitted to the intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for treatment of COVID-19, legislative officials announced Monday. Democratic Rep. Lorenzo Sierra of Avondale was visiting family in Washington when he and his wife fell...

FILE - In this Feb. 2019 file photo, former astronaut Mark Kelly speaks during his senate campaign kickoff event in Tucson, Ariz. If Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly wins a seat in the U.S. Senate, he could take office as early as Nov. 30, 2020. A Kelly victory would shrink the GOP's Senate majority at a crucial moment and complicate the path to confirmation for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee.(Mike Christy/Arizona Daily Star via AP, File)

AP FACT CHECK: GOP ads twist Mark Kelly's ex-company's deal

Sep. 22, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

Republicans in an Arizona U.S. Senate race are distorting the details of a development deal for a high-altitude balloon company co-founded by Mark Kelly, the Democratic candidate for the seat. Contrary to their TV and online ads, Kelly's company didn't get $15 million from taxpayers and give nothing back except...

FILE - In this May 16, 2011, file photo, former NASA astronaut STS-134 commander Mark Kelly, front, waves a he leaves the Operations and Checkout Building with fellow crew members, including Mike Fincke, for a trip to Launch Pad 39-A, and a planned liftoff on the space shuttle Endeavour at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. A Kelly victory would shrink the GOP's Senate majority at a crucial moment and complicate the path to confirmation for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Arizona Senate race could impact confirmation of new justice

Sep. 20, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — If Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly wins a seat in the U.S. Senate, he could take office as early as Nov. 30, shrinking the GOP’s Senate majority at a crucial moment and complicating the path to confirmation for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Kelly has maintained a...

FILE - In this Feb. 2019 file photo, former astronaut Mark Kelly speaks during his senate campaign kickoff event in Tucson, Ariz. If Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly wins a seat in the U.S. Senate, he could take office as early as Nov. 30, 2020. A Kelly victory would shrink the GOP's Senate majority at a crucial moment and complicate the path to confirmation for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee.(Mike Christy/Arizona Daily Star via AP, File)

Arizona Senate race could play crucial role in confirmation

Sep. 19, 2020 9:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — If Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly wins a seat in the U.S. Senate, he could take office as early as Nov. 30, shrinking the GOP's Senate majority at a crucial moment and complicating the path to confirmation for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee. Kelly has maintained a consistent...

Arizona history Sept. 6-12

Sep. 2, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

Sunday, Sept. 6 On this date in 1891, the city of Tucson sprinkled 17,000 gallons (64,352.00 litres) of water daily on downtown streets to settle the dust. On this date in 1898, a tornado unroofed several homes in Casa Grande, causing one death. On this date in 1911, a fire destroyed one wing of the state asylum...