The state's largest hospital association has nixed plans for a ballot measure that would provide money for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System by raising income taxes on the wealthiest residents.Read More »
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Tucson City Councilman and Vice Mayor Rodney Glassman announced his resignation from office on April 6 so he could launch his campaign for the U.S. Senate.Read More »
The former CEO of a failed bank that went into receivership with federal officials in December will be Arizona's next top banking regulator.
Gov. Jan Brewer on April 6 named Valley Capital Bank CEO Lauren Kingry as the next superintendent of the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions.
Southern Arizona businesswoman and environmental attorney Nan Stockholm Walden announced on April 5 that she has no plans to run for the U.S. Senate, clearing the field for Tucson City Councilman Rodney Glassman.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer’s general counsel said the governor will not name a replacement for former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas because state law defines that as a duty of the county Board of Supervisors.Read More »
The low profile Terry Goddard has kept since becoming a candidate for governor came to an end as the Democratic attorney general publicly announced his third gubernatorial campaign. Speaking in front of the Attorney General's Office on April 5, Goddard said the state should ease its fiscal woes by ending billions of dollars in exemptions and loopholes in Arizona's sales tax.Read More »
If Jan Brewer and Dean Martin are the politicians with proven track records and 'Buz' Mills is the guy who brings a lifetime of private sector experience to the race, John Munger is the candidate who does both.Read More »
Since Jan Brewer kicked off her campaign in November, her mantra has been "tough times call for a tough leader," and that tough leader, of course, is her. The governor and her campaign have insisted that she inherited a serious budget problem created by her predecessor, Janet Napolitano, but that Brewer is the one working to fix it.Read More »
A political neophyte, Owen 'Buz' Mills was a total mystery when he first entered the race in December. The fact that his political résumé is blank is one of the central themes of his campaign.Read More »
Much like Cassandra of Greek mythology, who was blessed by the gods with power to see the future but cursed so that no one would believe her prognostications, Dean Martin, who has served as state treasurer since 2007, saw Arizona's fiscal crisis on the horizon.Read More »