Proposition 302 is history and a loan is off the table, but First Things First and the Governor's Office are looking for "creative" solutions the agency can offer for the state's budget crunch.Read More »
The organ transplants that Gov. Jan Brewer has repeatedly described as “optional” sounded a lot more serious when she asked Congress for relief from federal health care mandates.Read More »
As Gov. Jan Brewer prepares for a session that will be dominated by budget deficits and taxes, she’ll have a new, experienced hand to help guide her following a recent staff shake-up that sent several of her top policy advisors to state agencies.Read More »
Arizona’s Clean Elections system may rise from the dead just long enough to slap the people who are dancing on its grave.
Rep. Ted Vogt, a Tucson Republican, plans to introduce a bill that would drastically raise the campaign contribution limits for privately funded candidates. But the voter-approved law that created the Clean Elections system may require a three-fourths vote in the Legislature to change the contribution limits, which could slam the door on a proposal that’s certain to face stiff opposition.
Top law and lobbying firms in the Valley will have to keep a closer eye on their employees after the first of the year.Read More »
One of America’s top lobbying and law firms bided time for years while it waited for the perfect candidate to spearhead its expansion into Arizona.
The waiting ended when Marty Shultz announced his retirement.
Former U.S. Senate candidate Rodney Glassman said he will seek the chairmanship of the Arizona Democratic Party.Read More »
Arizona Republican National Committeeman Bruce Ash announced that he will seek the state GOP chairmanship, and attorney Ron Carmichael said he will announce soon as well.Read More »
Former City Councilman Greg Stanton will return to the arena of city politics with a run for Phoenix mayor. Stanton, who resigned his council seat in January 2009 to join the Attorney General's Office, announced his candidacy Dec. 8.Read More »
Like many states grappling with record-breaking budget deficits, Arizona has had to cut back on its health care and social services. What makes Arizona unique is the extent it has gone to save money — by restricting coverage of certain transplant procedures, arguing that they are optional or palliative. Yet the cuts are putting vulnerable Arizonans at risk of dying without the money to pay for procedures that may save their lives.Read More »