Latest Arizona State Legislature News

Pima board appoints Stahl Hamilton to fill Senate vacancy

Oct. 19, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Pima County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted 4-0 to appoint state Rep. Stephanie Stahl Hamilton to fill a midterm vacancy in the Arizona Senate. Stahl Hamilton will fill the Legislative District 10 seat vacated by fellow Tucson Democrat...

QAnon figure says he's running for congress to fix elections

Oct. 18, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Ron Watkins, one of the most prominent figures in the QAnon conspiracy movement, said Monday he is running for Congress in Arizona because the state is at the forefront of the fight by many Republicans over the 2020 election results. Watkins, a prominent...

Financial planner picked to fill Democratic House vacancy

Oct. 18, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Sarah Liguori will fill a vacant seat in the Arizona House of Representatives, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors decided Monday. Liguori will hold the District 28 seat formerly held by Aaron Lieberman, a Democrat who resigned to focus on...

QAnon figure says he's running for Congress in Arizona

Oct. 15, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Ron Watkins, a prolific promoter of false conspiracies about the 2020 election who is closely tied to the QAnon movement, says he is running for Congress as a Republican in Arizona. Watkins has a large and fervent following among Donald Trump supporters...

Arizona Senate's election review records again ruled public

Oct. 15, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has rejected the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate’s contention that it can withhold a raft of communications between its leaders and private contractors they hired to conduct an unprecedented review of the 2020 election results in the state’s most populous...

US House panel examines Arizona election review effects

Oct. 07, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic members of a U.S. House committee on Thursday questioned Arizona officials on the potential damage that a partisan review of the state's 2020 election results had on trust in American elections. Two Republican leaders of the county subjected to...

Arizona Senate argues for secrecy of election review records

Oct. 07, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer for the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate told a judge Thursday that he would cause permanent damage to the legislative process if he requires lawmakers to release records about their private deliberations over the Senate GOP's review of the 2020 election. ...

Ducey appoints House chief clerk, 3 others, as judges

Oct. 02, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday appointed three people to the Maricopa County Superior Court, including the chief clerk of the Arizona House of Representatives. Jim Drake has been chief clerk of the House since 2015 and previously was a deputy secretary...

Foes of massive Arizona tax cuts file to block them

Sep. 28, 2021 20:53 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A group of public education advocates on Tuesday filed enough signatures to at least temporarily block a massive tax cut championed by Republicans in the Arizona Legislature and a second tax cut aimed at exempting small-business owners from a new tax on the wealthy. ...

Foes of tax cuts, voting law changes ready petition filings

Sep. 27, 2021 20:25 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Massive income tax cuts passed by the Arizona Legislature earlier this year and a series of election law changes could be put on hold until voters weigh in next year if opponents turn in enough signatures by a midnight Tuesday deadline. A coalition of...