Republican legislators facing a backlash from the conservative right for approving the expansion of Medicaid tapped into a vast network of supporters to easily outraise colleagues and opponents last year.Read More »
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Sen. Leah Landrum Taylor, a Phoenix Democrat, is dropping her bid to become the next secretary of state.Read More »
Like a toddler with a water hose, the monsoon brings the rain in bursts, unevenly spraying but never quite quenching Arizona’s dry earth.
Often, the season’s thunderstorms unleash an apocalyptic scene — a wall of dust, with its tinge of yellow and red against the setting sun, rushing to swallow the Valley whole and enveloping its homes with its unwelcome sandy mist. Free from crippling polar vortexes or earthquakes, the sandstorms are nature’s reminder to Arizona of its sweeping powers.
The state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate dropped two-tenths of a point last month, to 7.6 percent, the lowest it's been since November of 2008.Read More »
A former state Republican Party chairman is challenging Senate Majority Leader John McComish of Phoenix in this year’s primary.Read More »
Democrats are fighting back against a conservative group’s attack on incumbent U.S. House members representing battleground districts in Arizona. The House Majority PAC, a Washington, D.C.-based group that is helping Democrats keep and expand seats in the U.S. House, will ...Read More »
The conservative Americans for Prosperity today unveiled its latest attack on Democratic Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick and Ron Barber over their support for the Affordable Care Act.Read More »
Arizona already bans same-sex marriage, but a Republican legislator, who is also a youth pastor, wants to ensure the state never coerces clergymen into performing the ceremony.Read More »
A senior Republican legislator wants to use tobacco-tax dollars to help fund the embattled Child Protective Services, which was recently rocked by revelations that it ignored more than 6,000 cases of abuse and neglect over several years.Read More »
A simmering ideological divide among Republicans surged to the surface this year, when Gov. Jan Brewer pushed unexpectedly for the expansion of Medicaid against the wishes of her party.Read More »