Arizona's Republican chairman elections are behind them, but now comes the hard part: the charting of the future of a party apparatus that boasts of electoral victories, but falls short in fundraising. And with Tom Morrissey now in charge of the state GOP, questions abound as to whether Republicans can overcome the growing can’t-be-too-far-right mood that mocks moderates and scares off big-money contributors.Read More »
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Arizona Capitol Times reporter Evan Wyloge talks about this past weekend's state GOP elections.Read More »
From the pews of a north Phoenix church on Saturday, Arizona Republicans voted to give the reins of the state party’s power to a grass-roots Tea Party member.Read More »
Legislative leaders, who remember the confusion peculiar to being a new lawmaker, are working to help freshmen members begin working effectively as soon as possible, especially since they make up one-third of the House seats this year.Read More »
Arizona federal Judge Raner C. Collins will take over Arizona’s chief federal judge position, replacing John Roll, who was killed in the Jan. 8 mass shooting in Tucson.Read More »
The state Supreme Court has suspended two attorneys who practice in probate law for violating professional standards.Read More »
Hundreds of years ago, William Shakespeare turned comic relief into a literary device. In 2010, Jon Stewart effectively turned that device against Arizona, in what became nearly constant skewering.Read More »
Reducing taxes is attractive for those who pay and the GOP plan is good for business, bad for homeowners. Conceptually, it is very simple however: property tax revenue results from assessed valuations multiplied by tax rates.
The problem is the government spends money and then expects taxpayers to pay, similar to a spendthrift college student with a parent’s credit card.
Christopher Smith, a former Senate staff member and capitol lobbyist, died Saturday, Dec. 18 in Phoenix.Read More »
The Arizona Department of Health Services has released a 42-page draft of the rules that will dictate how the state’s medical marijuana program will operate.Read More »