The board that oversees Arizona’s pension system for police, firefighter and other public safety employees voted to urge Gov. Jan Brewer to call a special session to fix funding problems in the state’s public employees’ pension system, though it declined to recommend the only concrete plan proposed so far.Read More »
A federal appellate court decided today to allow a lawsuit alleging that Arizona’s prison health care and confinement conditions amount to cruel and unusual punishment to proceed as a class action involving 33,000 prisoners.Read More »
Republican gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones is looking to shift Arizona’s focus from its traditional five Cs to a “five Ts” plan that she said would move Arizona’s economy forward.Read More »
Almost two dozen incumbent lawmakers can boast of earning the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s endorsement despite opposing the business community’s biggest policy positions in the last two years.Read More »
The first fundraising period of 2014 was a good one for GOP gubernatorial hopefuls Doug Ducey and Scott Smith, who pulled in about $1 million apiece since the start of January.Read More »
Attorney General Tom Horne denied allegations by former staffer Sarah Beattie that he is running his reelection campaign out of his taxpayer-funded office, and made numerous accusations of his own against his former employee and campaign volunteer.Read More »
Depending on who wins the Republican primary in the hotly contested governor’s race, Arizona may see some major cuts, even the outright elimination, in income taxes.Read More »
Scott Fistler didn’t have much luck as a Republican candidate. He lost a 2012 write-in campaign against U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, then a 2013 bid for a Phoenix city council seat now held by Laura Pastor, Ed’s daughter.
All that could change, though, just like Fistler’s name and party registration.
Republican Rep. Michelle Ugenti is citing her legislative privilege in an attempt to block a subpoena to obtain her text messages in what is becoming a contentious divorce battle with her husband, Frank Ugenti.Read More »
Attorney General Tom Horne and aide Kathleen Winn are asking a Superior Court judge to reverse a county attorney’s decision to push forward with a campaign finance complaint against them.Read More »