With the deadline for getting a measure on the Feb. 28 ballot looming, the prospects for a special session to refer Proposition 106 back to the ballot seemed bleak.Read More »
Republican Rep. Jay Lawrence of Scottsdale told readers of the blog that he had filed a complaint wi...
When Javan “J.D.” Mesnard first showed up at the Capitol in 2002, he was a messy-haired 21-year-old ...
Drugmakers that produce opioid painkillers and allied advocacy groups have spent more than $880 mill...
Rep. Ceci Velasquez, D-Phoenix, has agreed to a plea bargain to end a criminal case alleging food st...
The City of Phoenix has sued the state over a law passed earlier this year that changes the way muni...
Rep. J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler, appears to have locked up the votes to become the next speaker of the...
UPDATE: Republican Rep. J.D. Mesnard has apparently locked up the support necessary to become the ne...
The Arizona Supreme Court gave Gov. Jan Brewer the clarification she wanted on its ruling to reinstate Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission Chairwoman Colleen Mathis, but it won’t be much help to Brewer or the Senate if they want to remove her again.Read More »
Exactly two weeks after unseating Russell Pearce in a recall election, Republican Jerry Lewis took his oath as the Senate’s newest member and promised to focus on getting the economy back on track.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer and legislative leaders are asking the Arizona Supreme Court to clarify its ruling that overturned the ouster of Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission Chairwoman Colleen Mathis and to prevent her from re-taking her seat on the once-in-a-decade remapping panel.Read More »
Senate Minority Leader David Schapira today announced he is exploring a run for Congress. In doing so, the 31-year-old Democrat can begin raising money and gauging his level of support in what is expected to be a Democratic-leaning district that includes his hometown of Tempe.Read More »
Republican Jerry Lewis, who defeated Senate President Russell Pearce in a recall election, will likely run for a full term in the Senate next year, his campaign manager told the Arizona Capitol Times.Read More »
Senate President Russell Pearce has been ousted, but his allies in the Legislature aren’t about to let his defeat deter them from pushing anti-illegal immigration measures that the outgoing senator would undoubtedly like to see become law.Read More »
Even after the last ballot has been counted, the Legislature may still be getting one more request from outgoing Sen. Russell Pearce: a check for campaign expenses.
A little-known provision in the state Constitution says that an elected official subject to a recall may be reimbursed for “reasonable special election campaign expenses.”
Businessman and broadcaster Dave Sitton is eying a congressional seat, but the Tucson Republican has a few questions that need to be cleared up before he takes the plunge.Read More »
Republicans today selected Sen. Steve Pierce as their new leader, a move that quickly filled the vacuum that resulted from the toppling of Senate President Russell Pearce two days ago.Read More »