Disagreements over the Citizens Clean Elections Commission’s authority over nonparticipating candidates and independent expenditure committees derailed a possible last-minute deal with House Republican leadership over the future of Arizona’s system of public funding for political campaigns.Read More »
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Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican legislative leadership’s quest for swift passage of their first budget was aided by unusually lackluster opposition from Democratic lawmakers and GOP critics.Read More »
Last year, Republican lawmakers said they heard the public’s outcry loud and clear, and they repealed their high-profile, far-reaching 2013 election law, HB2305.Read More »
Life goes on after election losses. Some of those knocked down in the November election are already pulling themselves up, preparing for the next run for office. Others are moving on, disillusioned with politics. Still others are angling for jobs with new administrationsRead More »
While Gov. Jan Brewer follows through on her pledge to help Republican lawmakers who backed her in her battle for Medicaid expansion, the governor is also lending a hand to legislative hopefuls who could fight for her vision after she leaves office.Read More »
The past year included perhaps the most significant changes to Arizona’s election laws since the creation of the Clean Elections system and independent redistricting more than a decade earlier.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer met this afternoon with members of her cabinet to discuss preparations for a possible shutdown of the federal government, which would affect a wide array of Arizona agencies and services, and even the Grand Canyon State's namesake.Read More »
House minority leader Chad Campbell won’t run for governor in 2014, leaving Fred DuVal as the only Democrat in the race.
Campbell, a four-term, Democratic lawmaker, said he would be in a “strong position” if he ran, but that he had to consider things other than political factors.
Just when it looked like the Legislature couldn’t get any slower, Gov. Jan Brewer told legislative leaders to stop sending her bills altogether and if they do, the implied threat is that she will veto them.Read More »
The director of the Arizona Department of Veterans Services resigned after a former lawmaker he tried to hire against the governor’s wishes made comments to a Tucson newspaper about how women would deal with menstruation in combat.Read More »