AZ Legislative Alert – April 17, 2023


April 17, 2023

Both the Arizona House and Senate have recessed until April 25. They have done this since the House expelled Liz Harris (R-13). The expulsion was done because Ms. Harris wasn’t acting like a “team player”. Her wild accusations accused Republicans and Democrats of being bribed by Mexican Cartels. Ms. Harris will be replaced by the County Commissioners of Maricopa County soon.

Financially, Arizona is in a pickle! The Finance Advisory Committee presented the news that Arizona has no money. This year’s one-time surplus will be completely gone next year and the 2021 tax cuts will result in “net negative growth” going forward.

Rumblings of a bi-partisan budget negotiation process that might be going on have been going around. There are still about 110 terrible bills that are alive and will be dealt with in the coming weeks. Governor Hobbs is ready with her veto pen thank goodness!! There are also 10 ballet referrals that will by-pass the Governor and may be placed on our 2024 ballot – these may be used in the budget negotiations as leverage to gain concessions from Governor Hobbs.

Here is the contact information for our Legislators:


LD 1 – Ken Bennett 602-926-5874
LD 7 – Wendy Rogers 602-926-3042
LD 6 – Theresa Hatathlie 602-926-5160

President Warren Petersen 602-926-4136
Majority Ldr Sonny Borrelli 602-926-5031
Minority Ldr Raquel Teran 602-926-3308


LD 1 – Selina Bliss 602-926-4018
LD 1 – Quang Nguyen 602-926-3258
LD 7 – David Cook 602-926-5162
LD 7 – David Marshall 602-926-3579
LD 6 – Mae Peshlakai 602-926-3708
LD 6 – Myron Tsosie 602-926-3157
Speaker Ben Toma 602-926-3298
Majority Ldr Leo Biasiucci 602-926-3018
Minority Ldr Andres Cano 602-926-3027
E-Mail Contact for Governor Katie Hobbs:

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