Blackwater-Nygren Selected To Replace Arlando Teller In LD7

A new state legislator from District 7 has been selected. Jasmine Blackwater-Nygren was appointed by the Apache County Board of Supervisors Tuesday to serve in the Arizona House of Representatives representing the district. The 25-year-old Navajo woman fills the seat vacated by Arlando Teller, who resigned last month to become the Deputy Assistant Secretary for […]

Flagstaff City Council Agrees To Send A Letter Opposing Two Energy Bills

The Flagstaff City Council went over their plans for the state legislature and Congress, as well as drafting a letter opposing two bills currently in the state legislature. Council voted unanimously to oppose two bills related to the Arizona Corporation Commission. The proposed bills, House Bill 2248 and Senate Bill 1175 would require the state […]

Supervisor Art Babbott Qualifies For LD 6 Race As An Independent

Coconino County Supervisor Art Babbott has qualified as an independent for the 2020 election for State Legislative District 6. Babbott needed more than three times the number of signatures than Democrats or Republicans to get on the ballot. He joins incumbent Republican Representative Walt Blackman, Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans, who is the lone Democrat in […]

Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans Announces Candidacy For The State Legislature In 2020

Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans has announced her candidacy for the Arizona State House in Legislative District 6 in 2020. Mayor Evans was elected to the Flagstaff City Council in 2008 and served two terms as a city councilwoman before being elected mayor in 2016 and then re-elected in 2018. She is also the Executive Director […]

State Legislature Passes A New Budget Early Tuesday Morning

After a marathon session for state legislators, Arizona finally has a new budget. Members of the House and Senate passed the nearly 12-billion dollar budget just after midnight Tuesday morning. The Senate passed the budget after several hours of debate on Memorial Day. This year’s session included passage of a drought contingency plan, a ban […]

Youth Minimum Wage Bill Passes The Senate Commerce Committee


A controversial bill promoting youth employment was passed in the Senate Commerce Committee Thursday. House Bill 2523 targets 18-to-22 year olds for a pay rate lower than the state’s minimum wage. The rate would be the national minimum wage rate of $7.25 an hour. The bill’s opponents argue paying younger, part-time employees significantly less than […]

Prescott Representative David Stringer Resigns From The State Legislature

Controversial Prescott Representative David Stringer has resigned from the state legislature. House Speaker Rusty Bowers accepted Stringer’s resignation at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Bowers said in a statement “I’m grateful not to be forced to take action against one of our members and we can begin to put this matter behind us.” Stringer’s resignation ends the […]

Coconino County Supervisor Art Babbott To Run For State Legislature In 2020

Current Coconino County Supervisor Art Babbott has announced he is running for state legislature in District 6 in 2020. Babbott will run for the seat that will be vacated by current Representative Bob Thorpe after he reaches term limits after his current term. He will be running as an independent and has served on numerous […]