Despite "no" votes by Sen. Ron Gould and Rep.-elect Jack Harper, a panel of lawmakers recommended extending tax credits that benefit the working poor and charities.Read More »
The fact that politics may have been involved in drawing legislative lines is no reason to declare t...
The successful gubernatorial candidate who promised to balance the budget without tax hikes or borro...
The powerful Appropriations Committee of the Arizona House is getting a new chairman. Term limits...
As Arizona Democrats engage in a round of post-election soul searching after their 2014 drubbing, so...
Lawmakers get a fresh start in budget negotiations come January, when the next legislative session k...
It’s going to be a new world on the Ninth Floor. After six years, Gov. Jan Brewer is leaving office....
Three factors have consistently been cited as big contributors to the estimated $1 billion deficit t...
Since 1988, the bowl and its board of directors have been handing out free game tickets to state lawmakers and it recently informed legislators that those wishing to attend the Fiesta Bowl, the Insight Bowl or the BCS National Championship game will have to pay full price.Read More »
Legislators say public expectations are one of the challenges they face as states' budget troubles continue.Read More »
Lawmakers have reduced spending for parks, health care for low-income children and some state-funded medical transplants. Still, the tough times are far from over.Read More »
Less than a year after the agency was nearly abolished, the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections stepped away from the abyss after a legislative committee recommended that it be continued for five years.Read More »
The Arizona Senate’s new Republican leaders took their cue from the public and created committees to reflect the general mood of voters — disgruntlement.Read More »
More committees mean more people divvying up the work, ostensibly making for an efficient legislative process.Read More »
The number of economy-related committees raises an interesting question: Which panel will consider legislation aimed at improving the state’s economy?Read More »
Some Democratic lawmakers couldn’t help but scratch their heads when the list of new Senate committees was released in November.Read More »
Sen. Jack Harper, a Republican from Surprise, said he plans to introduce legislation next year that would create a government-sanctioned militia that would be allowed to patrol the border to observe illegal activity and report it to enforcement authorities.Read More »