Among other things, financial disclosure forms require lawmakers to list assets such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds and real property to identify potential conflicts of interest. Lawmakers also have to assign broad ranges of value to each asset. But estimating the maximum total value of a lawmaker’s holdings is impossible in many cases. The reason: The forms have an uppermost range of “more than $100,000,” and 49 of 90 lawmakers serving at the start of the 2010 session listed one or more assets in the highest range.Read More »
Law enforcement agencies on the Mexican border will get $10 million in grants, assistance from DPS and increased aerial surveillance under a plan unveiled by Gov. Jan Brewer.Read More »
Three experts on state finance and economy have been appointed to the Arizona State Retirement System Board, a nine-member body that prescribes investment goals and policies for the state’s retirement system.Read More »
Two state parks got new life Wednesday when the Arizona State Parks Board approved partnerships with local officials, but the board’s chairman said such efforts will be in vain if the Legislature keeps slashing the agency’s budget.Read More »
Two weeks after a House panel killed an effort to gut the state's public campaign finance system, a revised version of the measure to end Clean Elections was approved by the same committee.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature has taken the first step to repeal cuts to health care programs in order to comply with the federal health care law and avoid losing nearly $8 billion in federal funding.Read More »
Arizona legislators are poised to take up unfinished business related to the state budget and the federal health care overhaul.Read More »
To attract new businesses and create jobs in Arizona, Gov. Jan Brewer isn't looking to restructure or revamp the Department of Commerce. She's looking to eliminate it.
Brewer on April 14 announced plans to scrap the entire department and replace it with the Arizona Commerce Authority, a private sector-led operation that would narrow the state's economic development efforts to a handful of key industries.
Voters will be give decisions on a long list of ballot measures this November. Here's the breakdown and analysis of some of those measures.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill Wednesday establishing a committee that will help recommend candidates for the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, a change that opponents say will give groups representing hunters and anglers control over issues affecting wildlife and ...Read More »