If the federal government wants to borrow money, states should have a say in it, Republican lawmakers and a representative of the Goldwater Institute said Wednesday morning.Read More »
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To members of a notorious Kansas-based church who are planning to picket the funerals of victims of the shooting rampage in Tucson, Arizona sent this message today: We don't want you here.Read More »
The sorrow that cast a pall over the traditionally jubilant opening day of the legislative session was all too visible on Sen. Linda Lopez’s face.Read More »
Following a hard-fought battle to raise the burden of proof of malpractice cases against emergency room doctors, a senior Republican wants to expand it to all physicians.Read More »
House Speaker Kirk Adams is proposing to eliminate the pension program for elected officials. "Is it any surprise to anyone in this room that a pension program for politicians designed by politicians would happen to be the most generous of all," Adams said during the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Legislative Forecast Luncheon Jan. 7.Read More »
Republican Jesse Kelly, who failed to unseat U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords last year, may be itching for a rematch.Read More »
The unveiling of what may become the most controversial immigration legislation of this era will have to go on without one of its primary architects.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature has balked at a statewide ban on texting while driving during each of the past three sessions despite bipartisan support for such a measure. So this year, a Tucson Democrat is planning a different approach.Read More »
Real cross-party dialogue on major issues like the budget and immigration was pretty much non-existent this past session, where compromise, once a virtue, acquired a negative connotation. But veer away from the spotlight and you’ll discover pockets of cooperation initiated by rank-and-file members, and many bills actually passed with bipartisan support, a handful of them unanimously.Read More »
At the end of the year, it’s easy to look back and recognize the high points and low points. But often the most memorable moments are neither high nor low — they’re just ridiculous.
Immigration, gays in the military, abortion — these are all weighty topics. But in the hands of politicians, these subjects get pretty wild and, in some cases, twisted.