Former National Rifle Association lobbyist Todd Rathner, a veteran of some of the toughest policy battles at the Capitol, has started his own lobbying firm.Read More »
Senate Republicans will push for a slew of tax cuts for businesses next year, part of a package aimed at attracting companies to Arizona.Read More »
Sen. Rebecca Rios lost her reelection bid this month, but it's not the end of politics for the scion of one of Arizona's most well-known political dynasties.Read More »
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 »