Former House Speaker Kirk Adams raised $110,780 in the third quarter of this year, nearly $50,000 less than his primary opponent Matt Salmon.Read More »
Critics of the state’s Independent Redistricting Commission who are eying a lawsuit have a strong supporter: House Speaker Andy Tobin.Read More »
Combining high unemployment rates, a lack of job security and home foreclosures, potential parents are reconsidering adopting or fostering. And some advocacy groups are worried that a new Arizona law will make it even more difficult for children to find homes.Read More »
Former Congressman Matt Salmon today announced he raised $158,136 in the third quarter of 2011, bringing his total fundraising to $330,424 since announcing his bid to return to Congress.Read More »
Even as initiatives to increase school accountability go into effect, Arizona lacks effective database for tracking teacher performance and student achievement. And education officials say the state has a long way to go before it can even manage data in a meaningful way.Read More »
Outraged by what they see as exorbitant spending and questions of transparency, some lawmakers are considering taking back some of the power they gave the Arizona Commerce Authority last session.Read More »
With classroom spending in Arizona schools at a historic low, lawmakers and school administrators have turned their attention to standardizing student and teacher assessments as a way to cut expenses and improve student achievement.Read More »
With Arizona’s jobless rate hanging stubbornly at 9 percent, next year’s election will come down to one issue that trumps all others: jobs.
And as dozens of lawmakers gear up for the campaign season — including the 25 freshmen elected last year — they know that voters will be expecting them to do something about it.
Eight of the nine Republican senators who bucked their party and played a pivotal role in defeating a package of immigration bills last session have the backing of the business community going into next year’s election.Read More »
The Solyndra collapse and its subsequent Washington investigation have re-ignited the national debate over whether the solar industry should be subsidized by the government, and some state legislators are calling for a re-examination of Arizona’s own solar incentives.Read More »