The GOP-led Legislature is suing the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, arguing that the voter approved change to the state constitution that created the mapping body violates the U.S. Constitution.Read More »
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Mesa City Council members and the mayor are unanimously endorsing political newcomer Bob Worsley over former Senate President Russell Pearce in large part because of a sentiment that Pearce didn’t work to advance Mesa’s interests while he served at the Capitol.Read More »
Congressional candidate Ron Gould released his first TV commercial June 7, and there’s no missing the point he‘s trying to make.Read More »
In its fight to curb the influence of public unions, the Goldwater Institute has persuaded a judge to temporarily block Phoenix’s practice of paying police officers to perform union work.
Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper ruled today that the practice known as “release time” likely violates the Arizona Constitution’s “gift clause,” which prohibits government from donating to private entities.
The Republican newcomer hoping to prevent former Senate President Russell Pearce from returning to the Capitol after being ousted last year in a historic recall election now has the backing of every municipal elected official in Mesa.Read More »
Policymakers often point to the state’s conservative spending plan that eschewed accounting gimmicks and set aside money for rainy days as the biggest victory of the Republican supermajority.Read More »
Lawmakers from across the state are gearing up to take on incumbents and members of their own party in the August primaries.
What’s more, some incumbents are expected to square-off in the November general election, as well.
The campaign of Bob Worsley, who is running against former Senate President Russell Pearce to represent a large portion of Mesa, has received another boost, announcing today that the businessman bagged the backing of three of his hometown’s council members.Read More »
Nearly two years after Republicans took advantage of an insurgent mood that swept the nation and secured supermajority control of the Legislature, the GOP in Arizona can boast of enacting state budgets that eschewed accounting gimmicks, assumed cautious revenue estimates and earmarked money for anticipated rainy days ahead.Read More »
The most challenging task for Democrats at the state Capitol is to stay relevant in a place where you’re greatly outnumbered.
That job fell to Senate Minority Leader David Schapira, whose caucus shrank to only nine members following the 2010 elections.