Longtime Senate Rules attorney Joni Hoffman is leaving the Legislature to become the in-house counsel for the League of Arizona Cities and Towns.Read More »
Arizona is at risk of falling back into recession, according to a senior analyst from Moody's. The state is showing declines in consumer spending, said Chris Lafakis, an economist with the international financial research firm. But local economists disagreed with the assessment.Read More »
Before Russell Pearce was elected to become the next Senate president, he told colleagues that he would allow other lawmakers to sponsor a measure to end birthright citizenship while he would focus on the economy and the state budget.Read More »
Incoming Senate President Russell Pearce will concurrently chair the powerful Senate Rules Committee, one of the most sought after chairmanship positions in the chamber. He also named the rest of the committee chairs for the Senate.Read More »
Many candidates who spent big and lost big this election cycle were bound by one thread — they’re Democrats.
Indeed, Democrats in several races outraised and outspent their opponents by tens of thousands of dollars while others benefited as much by independent spending aimed at helping their campaigns.
Sen. Ron Gould, a conservative Republican from Lake Havasu City, said he would be chairing the Senate Judiciary Committee.Read More »
Maria Garcia, wife of the late Democratic leader Jorge Garcia, became the Senate's newest member Nov. 10 after being sworn into office.Read More »
Voter turnout sputtered in the general election after a strong showing in the primary. About 52 percent of the state's registered voters cast ballots in the general election, according to the latest tally. And while the breakdown of voters by party registration is still unavailable, the lower numbers appear to have hurt Democratic candidates, according to political consultants and pollsters.Read More »
A conservative East Valley lawmaker from the House will be the chairman of the influential Senate Appropriations Committee next year.Read More »
Just days after Sen. Russell Pearce promised he would hold off on a proposal to end birthright citizenship, several Republican lawmakers said they would move it forward instead.Read More »