Gov. Jan Brewer signed an emergency appropriations bill today that provides $4.4 million for Child Protective Services to hire new staff, and lawmakers sent another bill to her desk to continue funding the Independent Redistricting Commission as it heads to trial in federal court.Read More »
Members of the coalition that recalled former Senate President Russell Pearce are setting their sights on a bigger prize – Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Organizers of a recall campaign against the long-serving sheriff filed paperwork for their recall committee, Respect Arizona, with county election officials today.
Former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman made his official entry into the 2014 governor’s race.
Hallman, a Republican, has long been an oft-rumored candidate for numerous offices. On Tuesday he filed a campaign committee with the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office for a gubernatorial run.
“We’re off and running,” Hallman said.
Lawmakers plan to send two bills to Gov. Jan Brewer’s desk by the end of the week: an emergency provision to hire new staff for Child Protective Services and $500,000 for the Independent Redistricting Commission for an upcoming trial in federal court.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer took a noncommittal stance on immigration reform plan unveiled by a bipartisan group of U.S. senators, saying she will review the plan in the coming weeks.Read More »
There were no surprises at the Arizona Democratic or Republican parties’ statutory meetings on Saturday. The Arizona Democratic Party reelected incumbent Chairman Bill Roe to a full term at the party’s helm. Meanwhile, the Arizona Republican Party got new leadership, electing businessman Robert Graham in a landslide.Read More »
At first glance it might make sense for the two main political parties to fight over every seat possible.
But when it comes to Arizona’s House of Representatives, where voters elect two candidates to represent each district, a more tactful approach can sometimes pay off.
Two Republican lawmakers are taking slightly different tacks in their efforts to affirm Arizona students’ loyalty to their country.
One wants mandatory compliance. The other started out with the same idea, but has since had a change of heart.
If you live in northern California, seeing a car driving itself down the highway might not surprise you. They may soon be seen on Arizona roads.Read More »
Personal problems, problems from constituents and even problems that admittedly don’t exist are sometimes the basis for bills Arizona lawmakers introduce.Read More »