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Burns vacates office, reflects on career (access required)

Few sights say more about the end of a political career than a politician vacating his office. On Dec. 8, one of Arizona's longest-serving lawmakers packed his belongings in cardboard boxes, descended the stairs of the Senate and loaded them onto his car. But Senate President Bob Burns' departure reveals something more.

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  1. ………..You are here Senate President Bob Burns Ousts Taxpayer Champions From Key Positions.. .Last night Arizona Senate President Bob Burns in what is viewed by many as a legislative temper tantrum was ousted from his position as Senate President Pro Tem and was removed from the Rules Committee…Their crime Defending taxpayers from a massive tax increase pushed by an unelected governor in the middle of a recession…It has been a sad state of affairs for Republicans in Arizona this year.

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