Arizona will have a grand celebration for its centennial in 2012. But it won’t have a paid state holiday.Read More »
In what may be her least surprising vetoes of the year, Gov. Jan Brewer continued the annual rite of striking down legislation that would give the Legislature control of billions of dollars in federal funds that flow through the Governor’s Office.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill meant to prevent labor unions from using members’ dues for political activities.Read More »
After serving as Gov. Jan Brewer’s general counsel since her early days at the Secretary of State’s Office, Joe Kanefield is moving to the private sector.Read More »
More than four decades ago, Republicans led the charge to create the state employee merit system they now hope to overturn. It was implemented in 1969 in response to cronyism and patronage in state government, according to former state officials who dealt with personnel issues.Read More »
Senate President Russell Pearce amended several years’ worth of financial disclosure reports to include Fiesta Bowl-sponsored trips, and repaid the bowl for several tickets.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill to allow guns to be carried on public rights of way on public university and community college campuses.Read More »
As near-daily revelations pour out of the Fiesta Bowl investigation, allegations that lawmakers benefitted from the besmirched bowl game’s largesse may come back to haunt their campaigns.
Among the allegations in a 276-page report — the result of an investigation commissioned by the Fiesta Bowl board of directors — were claims that bowl lobbyists illegally gave football tickets to legislators. In subsequent days, it was learned that Fiesta Bowl trips and gifts that are perfectly legal weren’t listed on many of the lawmakers’ financial disclosure forms.
As stunning as the Fiesta Bowl revelations were in Arizona, the scandal would have been far more severe for the lawmakers involved had it been the Orange Bowl or Sugar Bowl.Read More »
A liberal advocacy group said it will wait to see if the feds shoot down Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid reform plan before it files a lawsuit to do the same.Read More »