Gov. Jan Brewer said a delay of Obamacare’s individual mandate isn’t worth a federal government shutdown.Read More »
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Still not enough to turn Arizona blue
It has practically become party doctrine among Arizona Democrats that the growing Latino population will turn the state purple, if not blue. To many, it’s simply a matter of when, not if.
Former Department of Gaming director Mark Brnovich filed to run for attorney general, officially giving the embattled Tom Horne a challenge in the Republican primary.Read More »
The referendum drive against an elections bill passed by the Legislature in June will have a tough standard to meet if it goes to court. Referendums in Arizona are subject to a judicial standard known as strict compliance, which requires ...Read More »
Al Melvin no longer has to pretend he’s considering, exploring or contemplating a run for governor. He’s running. It’s as simple as that.Read More »
Former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman is bowing out of the governor’s race and running instead for state treasurer.Read More »
The Citizens Clean Elections Commission is asking the Arizona Court of Appeals to overturn a Maricopa County judge’s ruling that allowed new campaign contribution limits to go into effect.Read More »
The Arizona Department of Transportation formally banned driver’s licenses for all illegal immigrants who received deferred action from the federal government, potentially heading off a federal court ruling against a similar policy for children who were brought to the country illegally.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer touted a year-ending budget surplus that’s about $200 million more than was expected, which the governor attributed to the improving economy and her “sound fiscal leadership.”
In a press statement on Monday, Brewer said the state had an estimated cash balance of about $895 million at the end of fiscal year 2013. The budget approved by lawmakers and Brewer in June estimated a surplus of about $694 million.
Initiative takes aim at cities, hoping to force changes at the Legislature
A proposed pension reform initiative would put a straightjacket on city and county budgets until they fix a problem that they have little power to change.