Kwasman offers to forgo lobbyist contributions
Republican Rep. Adam Kwasman, who is campaigning against House Speaker Andy Tobin in the Republican primary election in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District, is willing to forgo contributions from lobbyists during the legislative session if Tobin will do the same, said Kwasman’s campaign manager, Chris DeRose.
Horne campaign finance cases delayed
A hearing into whether Attorney General Tom Horne violated state campaign finance laws is being pushed back because of a murder case.
Arizona economy improves, but faces another year of subpar growth
Arizona’s economy continues to perform well relative to other states, but financial experts predicted another year of slow growth and recovery from the recession.
Appeals court sets January hearing in issue advocacy case
The Arizona Court of Appeals scheduled a long-awaited hearing that could determine the constitutionality of the state laws that determine the sometimes fuzzy line between issue advocacy and electioneering.
Department of Administration lifts stay of mental health contract
The Arizona Department of Administration lifted a stay that had halted a multibillion-dollar contract for behavioral health services in Maricopa County, following a recommendation by an administrative law judge.
Tax reform panel nears final session, mulls business-related proposals
The Joint Task Force on Income Tax Reform plans to meet one final time in hopes that it can agree on a series of recommendations for simplifying Arizona’s personal income tax system that could be taken up by the full Legislature in 2014.
Brewer eyes electricity tax break for manufacturers
The next frontier in Arizona’s efforts to woo manufacturers may be an exemption on the sales taxes they pay on electricity usage.
Maricopa County officials urge including all of Arizona in ‘border zone’
More Mexicans would have free reign to travel to all corners of the state under a proposal by the Maricopa Association of Governments that is designed to cash in on Arizona’s status as a border state by boosting tourism and sales tax revenue.
Goddard leaning toward secretary of state’s race
If former Attorney General Terry Goddard jumps into the 2014 elections, it will likely be as a candidate for secretary of state.
Governor gives vote of confidence to DES director
Gov. Jan Brewer voiced her confidence in DES Director Clarence Carter today as she announced a special team to oversee the investigation of thousands of child abuse cases CPS disregarded under his watch.
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