Forecast information released Sept. 29 by the Joint Legislative Budget Committee staff has the state's current $8.5 billion budget facing a potential shortfall of up to $825 million. That's up from the previous forecast for a midyear shortfall of up to $700 million.Read More »
The Arizona Senate’s unilateral decision to adjourn left numerous bills for dead, including a measur...
Republican Rep. Bob Thorpe of Flagstaff is the new poster child for the Republican insurrection agai...
House Speaker David Gowan’s Republican colleagues don’t trust him with the power of the House purse....
Just months after the Arizona House of Representatives received a $375,000 facelift, House Speaker D...
In a legally questionable move, Gov. Doug Ducey is ordering the Department of Revenue not to collect...
In his veto letter for HB2178, Ducey said he has seen no evidence that the bill is necessary. ...
Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed two bills by fellow Republicans on Monday that asked the federal government t...
Just months into the current fiscal year, Arizona's budget picture is again grim as lawmakers prepare to hear new economic forecasts.Read More »
A new poll shows majority support among likely voters to retain an early childhood development program whose revenues are targeted by the Legislature.Read More »
Many Republicans in highly competitive Senate races are facing a financial disadvantage going into the general election.Read More »
Sen. Richard Miranda, a Democrat from Tolleson, and Rep. Steve Farley, a Democrat from Tucson, are seeking the House assistant minority leader position.Read More »
Many of the payday loan stores that were ordered to cease operations this summer have reemerged simply as check-cashing shops or auto-title lenders, while others, perhaps hundreds, have closed their doors and moved on.Read More »
The jockeying has begun for Senate leadership positions besides the presidency, the Arizona Capitol Times has learned.Read More »
Arizona's Medicaid agency faces a $1 billion budget shortfall at the start of the 2012 fiscal year as stimulus assistance from the federal government expires, yet another sobering reminder of the fiscal fiasco Arizona is in.Read More »
A Legislative committee hearing on Sept. 15 confirmed some policymakers' fears about the recently enacted federal health care law - that it would increase costs and put an "enormous" regulatory burden on businesses.Read More »
A group claims a Republican House staffer was involved in recruiting Green Party candidates in an effort to siphon votes from Democratic challengers, and they're calling for House Speaker Kirk Adams to launch an investigation.Read More »