The secretary of state has ascended to the Arizona governor's office four times in recent decades. Twice, including last year, that's meant a governor from a different political party.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 ...
The grandiose rhetoric of Proposition 122 doesn’t match its actual language. The measure seeks to...
With marriage licenses being issued to gay couples across the state, Republican lawmakers are alread...
In November, voters will decide whether to increase lawmakers’ salaries to $35,000 a year from $24,0...
With marriage licenses just starting to be issued to gay couples across the state, lawmakers are alr...
A Senate panel has approved a bill that would allow the Legislature to decide how to spend federal money that is controlled by the Governor’s Office.Read More »
Legislative budget analysts gave lawmakers a list of options they can use to erase billions of dollars of red ink this year. The solutions range from the elimination of some government services to sharply increasing property taxes.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is anxious to call a special session to ask voters to approve a temporary sales tax increase to help bridge the state's deficit, Senate President Bob Burns said during a meeting of Republican lawmakers on Jan. 26.Read More »
A loophole in Arizona's law against incest handcuffs officials wanting to crack down on polygamists who marry relatives under age 18, according to two state lawmakers.Read More »
The Senate has hired a former TV executive as its new communications adviser. Mike Philipsen replaced Laura Devany, who joined the Senate during the tenure of former Senate President Tim Bee.Read More »
Two-dozen people who came to the Capitol Jan. 25 to oppose a bill that would allow payday lenders to continue doing business in Arizona left without saying a word. The bill didn’t last long enough in committee for them to testify.Read More »
A handful of bills aimed at easing restrictions on weapons were approved by a Senate committee on Jan. 25. One of the bills, S1021, would justify deadly force if a person shoots someone who is threatening physical violence. Last year, ...Read More »
A House panel on Jan. 25 forwarded a measure to the floor aimed at spurring job growth through incentives to large corporations and tax cuts, where it is scheduled to be debated by the entire body.Read More »
Sen. Pamela Gorman, who represented District 6 in the Senate since 2007, has resigned her seat to run for Congress.Read More »