Sen. Gail Griffin, a Republican from Hereford, was forced to evacuate her home this week as the Monument Fire rages through the canyons of Southern Arizona.Read More »
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Like taxes, budget and immigration, the special session that failed to extend unemployment aid to those who have been out of work the longest became another arena in the war to define the soul of the Republican Party.
The program’s most vocal critics and most ardent supporters are, not surprisingly, members of the GOP.
Elections officials in Maricopa County have so far verified as valid more than 8,000 signatures submitted by a group seeking to recall Senate President Russell Pearce.Read More »
By the time Republicans called it a day, it almost seemed like a textbook case of what to do — if you don’t want a special session to succeed.Read More »
With both sides digging in, the hope of extending unemployment aid to jobless Arizonans appears to be fading.
Lawmakers are expected to resume the special session this afternoon, but the Legislature is more apt to close down the session without acting on the legislation than it is to approve the bills.
Organizers of the recall effort against Senate President Russell Pearce said their filing last week of more than 18,000 signatures would make it impossible for Senate Republicans to allow him to remain in the chamber’s top post.Read More »
Failing to deliver an extension to unemployment benefits, the first day of the special session instead ended in recrimination that is once again threatening the fragile relationship between Gov. Jan Brewer and the Republican-led Legislature.Read More »
Senate President Russell Pearce has asked Attorney General Tom Horne to weigh in with a formal legal opinion on whether a political committee opposing an attempt to recall him can accept money from businesses.Read More »
Two Arizona senators – one who spends his time in D.C. and one whose office is at the Arizona Capitol – were forced to clear their personal belongings out of family cabins in Eastern Arizona as the Wallow Fire has raged unchecked.Read More »
Baring the same determination she employed in pushing for a temporary sales tax hike, Gov. Jan Brewer called for a special session to be held on June 10 to extend aid to jobless Arizonans. But it's unclear whether the votes Brewer needs are there.Read More »