The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments April 12 in the legal battle over the matching funds provision of Arizona’s Clean Elections system, clearing the way for a high-stakes ruling that could define how the state’s top political races play out in the coming weeks.Read More »
To attract new businesses and create jobs in Arizona, Gov. Jan Brewer isn't looking to restructure or revamp the Department of Commerce. She's looking to eliminate it.
Brewer on April 14 announced plans to scrap the entire department and replace it with the Arizona Commerce Authority, a private sector-led operation that would narrow the state's economic development efforts to a handful of key industries.
The state's largest hospital association had been working for several weeks on a ballot measure that would raise enough money to keep Arizona's Medicaid program running at full strength. But the threat of political retribution from top Republicans in the Legislature appears to have sunk the measure.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill Wednesday establishing a committee that will help recommend candidates for the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, a change that opponents say will give groups representing hunters and anglers control over issues affecting wildlife and ...Read More »
Touring an area where a rancher was killed, a crime investigators suspect was committed by someone in the country illegally, Gov. Jan Brewer and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson called Wednesday for the Obama administration to do more to secure ...Read More »
Rather than strike out on its own, Arizona will join a lawsuit filed by 15 other states against the federal government over the landmark health care bill passed by Congress.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer’s general counsel said the governor will not name a replacement for former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas because state law defines that as a duty of the county Board of Supervisors.Read More »
The low profile Terry Goddard has kept since becoming a candidate for governor came to an end as the Democratic attorney general publicly announced his third gubernatorial campaign. Speaking in front of the Attorney General's Office on April 5, Goddard said the state should ease its fiscal woes by ending billions of dollars in exemptions and loopholes in Arizona's sales tax.Read More »
As the election season heats up, we profile the four main contenders who will battle it out for the Republican nomination for governor of Arizona. Each candidate provided their position on: taxes, the state budget, education, illegal immigration and religion.Read More »
If Jan Brewer and Dean Martin are the politicians with proven track records and 'Buz' Mills is the guy who brings a lifetime of private sector experience to the race, John Munger is the candidate who does both.Read More »