As Arizona’s economy rebounds and revenues stabilize, Gov. Jan Brewer and legislators can finally focus on more traditional policy debates, instead of mightily trying to save a sinking fiscal ship.Read More »
Rep. Adam Kwasman, R-Oro Valley, introduced legislation today that would repeal Arizona’s Medicaid expansion, reversing the outcome of the most contentious legislative fight of 2013.Read More »
Lawmakers are considering introducing legislation to repeal last year’s election reform bill, HB2305, which remains on hold because opponents gathered enough signatures to force a referendum on the law this November.Read More »
Lobbyist Gary Husk, who has claimed he was wrongly identified as the architect of the Fiesta Bowl scandal, said Tuesday the false allegations have devastated his business.Read More »
Republican leaders in both chambers of the Arizona Legislature are pushing legislation to pay for the legal fees of current and former lawmakers whose memos and letters have been subpoenaed by opponents of SB 1070.Read More »
If the number of bills that have been pre-filed in advance of Arizona’s 2014 legislative session are any indication, lawmakers won’t have much to do at the Copper Dome this year.Read More »
One lawmaker will be targeting aggressive panhandling and “vexatious’’ litigants. Another has his sights set on people who aim lasers at airplanes. Two legislators hope to make the roads a safer place for bicyclists and pedestrians. Though relatively few legislators have ...Read More »
Lobbyist Gary Husk has agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor and pay $30,000 to end a criminal felony indictment alleging he funneled illegal political contributions through his employees, a source familiar with the case said. Husk’s business, Husk Partners, will also plead guilty to a misdemeanor.Read More »
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith ended his long flirtation with the Republican gubernatorial primary and officially announced his candidacy, likely setting the GOP field for 2014 and setting the stage for a bruising contest.Read More »
Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles wants to add human smugglers who kill to the categories that qualify someone for death row.
He also wants to add people who the state can prove will likely kill again.