Campaign finance reports for 2013 are providing an early glimpse into how hotly-contested legislative primaries are shaping up. The reports — which cover Nov. 27, 2012, to Dec. 31, 2013 — show who has the money to fund a campaign and which candidates have yet to crank up their fundraising machines.Read More »
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Against the odds, a new bill has been introduced to ban free tickets from lobbyists for sporting and entertainment events.Read More »
Lawmakers are considering introducing legislation to repeal last year’s election reform bill, HB2305, which remains on hold because opponents gathered enough signatures to force a referendum on the law this November.Read More »
One lawmaker will be targeting aggressive panhandling and “vexatious’’ litigants. Another has his sights set on people who aim lasers at airplanes. Two legislators hope to make the roads a safer place for bicyclists and pedestrians. Though relatively few legislators have ...Read More »
With the start of the 2014 legislative session less than two weeks away, lawmakers are already introducing bills — and many of those measures are familiar to the Capitol community.Read More »
When asked how his vote for Medicaid expansion could threaten his chances at another term in the Arizona Legislature, Senate Majority Leader John McComish points to an Arizona Capitol Times newspaper hanging in a frame behind his desk “The risk of defiance,” the headline reads. “What will GOP senators’ ‘no’ votes on immigration bills cost them?”Read More »
Early voting in the 2014 primary begins in nine months, and candidates are already firing up their campaigns.Read More »
Long before casting their votes for Medicaid expansion and a bipartisan budget proposal, Republican lawmakers who chose to support Gov. Jan Brewer had been issued a warning: Vote yes at your own risk.Read More »
Bleary eyed Arizona lawmakers took final votes on a slew of bills late Thursday evening and early Friday morning as they wrapped up the Legislature’s annual regular session.
The often contentious session that lasted nearly six months ended as most do, with some laughs and somewhat delirious attempts to continue following procedure and to sine die, which came at 12:59 a.m. June 14, the 151st day of the session.
Building a budget that can gain support from the majority of lawmakers in both legislative chambers and get it signed by the governor takes a delicate balance.Read More »