The most remarkable thing about Republican leaders’ decision to explore a budget compromise with the minority party this year is that it happened at all — much less that the two sides came within a hair’s breadth of striking what would have been a rare bargain.Read More »
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Senate President Steve Pierce, a rancher from Prescott, has a habit of walking into difficult situations.
He did it once three years ago, when he became the de facto majority whip, and he did it again last year, when he vied for the position and became Senate president after Russell Pearce was ousted in a special recall election in November.
A poll released today by Ron Gould’s congressional campaign suggests a tight race between the state senator and U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar.
The two are vying for the Republican nomination in newly drawn 4th Congressional District.
The Goldwater Institute, a think tank known for its dogged pursuit of conservative ideals, laid down an ambitious — and combative — agenda at the state Capitol this year.Read More »
State tax collections continue to outpace expectations, and April general fund revenues were boosted by an unexpected spike in individual income tax collections.Read More »
While a bill allowing religiously motivated employers to deny contraception coverage to workers spurred heated debate on its path to becoming law this session, one of its provisions was largely overlooked.Read More »
Businessman Bob Worsley has bagged the coveted endorsement of Mesa Mayor Scott Smith in his race to capture a seat in the Arizona Senate.Read More »
Arizona’s economy is picking up, albeit full recovery is still a few years away, economists from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business said at a forum today.Read More »
Secretary of State Ken Bennett, who helped pioneer the state’s online signature-gathering system for political candidates, has started using the system for his potential gubernatorial race two years away.Read More »
A primary matchup is brewing between Sen. John Nelson of Litchfield Park and Sen. Don Shooter of Yuma.Read More »