Lawmakers began pulling double-duty yesterday, as they were called into a special session to fix the fiscal 2010 budget.Read More »
Although all 90 seats in the Arizona Legislature are up for election Nov. 4, in reality, the partisa...
Former lawmaker David Burnell Smith, who narrowly lost a bid for the Arizona House of Representative...
One night in 2008, the Arizona Senate became the backdrop of a showdown over a referral to prohibit ...
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With marriage licenses just starting to be issued to gay couples across the state, lawmakers are alr...
Precinct committeemen from Legislative District 6 will meet tonight to nominate three possible replacements for Pamela Gorman in the Arizona Senate. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Deer Valley Airport Restaurant.Read More »
Rep. Sam Crump, a Republican from Anthem who is in his second term, told Arizona Capitol Times he will turn in his letter of resignation today to focus his efforts on earning the Republican nomination in Arizona's 3rd Congressional District.Read More »
Based on unofficial estimates, the state missed out on more than $100 million in tax collections last year because the Legislature's cutbacks forced the Arizona Department of Revenue to lay off hundreds of employees, including auditors and tax collectors.Read More »
Republicans and Democrats couldn't be farther apart on the issues of corporate taxes and job creation.Read More »
Resignations of veteran legislators in order to run for Congress will mean losing institutional knowledge, particularly of the budget process, at a time when that acumen is most needed.Read More »
The House of Representatives has approved a bill to stimulate economic development by cutting taxes and creating new incentives for businesses, despite complaints from critics that the measure was rushed through before it could be understood completely.Read More »
Faced with the resignations of Jim Waring and Jonathan Paton, Senate President Bob Burns may have to appoint freshmen committee chairs or pick from the veteran lawmakers who are on his naughty list. Burns has other options as well, but none of them are ideal.Read More »
Sen. Jim Waring, a Phoenix Republican who is running for U.S. Rep. John Shadegg’s seat, said he will turn in his resignation letter today. Waring said he wanted to make sure that his bills — among other things — are taken care of before he steps down.Read More »
State standards telling schools to emphasize abstinence when offering sex education are insufficient to protect teens from pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease, a state lawmaker says.Read More »