Senate Archives

Valley Partnership’s 2017 legislative wins

This year’s Legislative session lasted 122 days and of the 1,079 bills originally posted, 353 were passed. Of the 353 bills passed, 342 were signed into law and 11 were vetoed by Gov. Doug Ducey. Cheryl Lombard, president and CEO of Valley Partnership, an advocacy group for responsible development, describes the session as good from… Read More →

Senate rejects texting while driving ban

The Arizona Senate has rejected an effort to create a statewide ban on texting while driving by amending an existing House bill. Democratic Rep. Steve Farley of Tucson said deaths and injuries caused by drivers who were distracted by texting make a compelling argument for the ban. He gave several examples of horrific accidents cause… Read More →

Senate strikes fiscal cliff deal

Small Businesses getting help in down economy
by in Business News

The Senate has passed legislation to block the impact of across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts that make up the fiscal cliff. The vote was an overwhelming 89-8 and came well after midnight on New Year’s Day. A House vote is expected before Wednesday. The White House-backed legislation would prevent middle-class taxes from rising, and… Read More →