The opposition campaign against Proposition 100 is shaping up to be a low-budget, decentralized effort to convince Arizonans to vote "no" on the proposed temporary sales tax increase.Read More »
The Legislature will stop all committee hearings March 1 to allow lawmakers to focus all their attention on the multibillion-dollar state budget deficit.Read More »
WINSLOW - Wandering across her parents' cattle ranch in the 1950s, Georgia Nagel often found pottery shards, petroglyphs and other remnants of an ancient Anasazi village along the Little Colorado River. Unfortunately for Homolovi Ruins and its treasures, so did a lot of people with less honorable intentions.Read More »
Sen. Russell Pearce failed to get two of his priority measures out of committee during the final week to hear Senate bills in the Senate.Read More »
Arizona voters will know the impact of their decision when they cast ballots in a May 18 special election on a proposed temporary sales tax increase to help balance the next state budget, Republican legislative leaders said Feb. 22.Read More »
Members of legislative budget committees on Feb. 18 saw how a secretive budget proposal that has been circulated around the Capitol in recent weeks stacks up to the budget plan offered by Gov. Jan Brewer, but much of the discussion focused on who drafted the authorless spending plan.Read More »
The feds gave Arizona a $2.8 billion crutch to help the state limp through three difficult budget years. But after two years, nearly all of the stimulus money has been spent and the state remains crippled by the recession.Read More »
A disagreement between the Senate and the House over the timing of a bill aimed at lowering business taxes and creating jobs derailed one of the six measures the Legislature crafted during the special session.
Everything seemed to be going smoothly at first. The Senate passed all six budget bills Feb. 2 with support from both Republicans and Democrats.
The Senate sent a committee to the House to signal it was ready to end the special session sine die on Feb. 10, without taking action on a House-amended version of the remaining special session budget bill, S1002.Read More »
The fate of a bill that would delay payments to schools and universities as a deficit-closing gimmick is in question after the House of Representatives amended the measure, linking its enactment to a jobs creation and business tax cut bill that is stalled in the Senate.Read More »