# Arizona state senate
Advocates & lawmakers sound alarms as Census data shows Arizona lagging behind in K-12 education
(Phoenix) — The United States Census Bureau has crunched the numbers, and public school advocates in Arizona continue to foster deep concerns about the quality of education the state's children are receiving.
State Senator representing Pinal County files ethics complaint over Democratic lawmaker's absences
(Phoenix) — State Senator T.J. Shope, who represents Arizona's 8th Legislative District, drew criticism on Thursday for demanding the legislative body open an ethics investigation into fellow senator Juan Mendez for "excessive absences."