Richard Stavneak, director of the Joint Budget Legislative Committee, said the $1 billion budget gap in fiscal 2016 assumes that this year’s shortfall will be solved with one-time solutions.Read More »
State and federal court judges have been striking down bans at a rapid rate since a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year.Read More »
A trial court judge ruled today that the state must begin resetting inflation adjustments for public schools right away, which will come at a cost of about $317 million for fiscal-year 2015.Read More »
The Republican Governors Association launched what is likely the largest single-week advertising blitz of the election cycle in Arizona, attacking Democratic gubernatorial nominee Fred DuVal as a “slick lobbyist” with a liberal record.Read More »
The formal response to accusations that Republican Corporation Commission candidates Rep. Tom Forese and Doug Little violated the rules of Arizona's public financing system attempted to explain how they paid for campaign signs and nominating signatures. But it raised more questions about their overall campaign spending and compliance with the law.Read More »
Just call them the “comeback kids.”
A handful of former lawmakers are poised to regain seats in the Legislature in the upcoming election, bringing with them experience and knowledge that they gained in their previous years of service.
Republican Doug Ducey and Democrat Fred DuVal have stuck to broadly-crafted answers when they are asked to highlight their contrasting visions for the state..Read More »
Arizona’s Medicaid program is trying to keep from breaking the bank by doling out a high-priced miracle drug with a high cure rate for Hepatitis C to only a small percentage of patients who are in the late stages of the disease.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed this morning to decide who can legally draw Arizona’s congressional districts.
In a brief order, the justices said they will consider whether the U.S. Constitution requires the boundaries to be drawn by the elected Legislature – and only the Legislature.
State lawmakers should stop fighting public schools in court and come up with the money they are due to compensate them for inflation, Gov. Jan Brewer said Wednesday.Read More »