Among other things, financial disclosure forms require lawmakers to list assets such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds and real property to identify potential conflicts of interest. Lawmakers also have to assign broad ranges of value to each asset. But estimating the maximum total value of a lawmaker’s holdings is impossible in many cases. The reason: The forms have an uppermost range of “more than $100,000,” and 49 of 90 lawmakers serving at the start of the 2010 session listed one or more assets in the highest range.Read More »
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Gov. Jan Brewer said she will not approve corporate tax cuts after asking Arizonans to support a temporary sales tax increase, apparently closing the door on the cuts sought by conservative lawmakers and the business community.Read More »
Senate President Bob Burns, who was first elected as a lawmaker in 1988, is retiring from the Legislature.Read More »
Crippling budget cuts to Arizona State Parks have forced the agency to close parks or seek a temporary patchwork of funding to keep others open. But it's unclear how long that will last. A bipartisan report concluded the entire system is crumbling before our eyes and is on the verge of collapse.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer acted on about two dozen bills on May 10, signing most of them into law.Read More »
A superior court judge heard arguments this morning in the appeal of a Republican legislator who was ordered to be removed from office last year after it was determined he violated public campaign finance rules.Read More »
When politicians and police across the country want to crack down on illegal immigration, they often reach out to the same man: a little-known Kansas attorney with an Ivy League education who is the architect behind Arizona's and many of the nation's most controversial immigration laws.Read More »
While the term illegal immigration often evokes images of people eluding authorities at the border, a large share of those in the country illegally are people who came on tourist, student and work visas and simply stayed.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer signed more than two dozen bills on May 6, and she continues to hunker down and evaluate measures that the Legislature sent her.Read More »
Arizona's public schools will get letter grades as the labels used on school achievement profiles under legislation signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer.Read More »