Rep. Chris Deschene, a freshman Democrat from Window Rock, announced that he won’t seek re-election to the House of Representatives, and will instead run for Arizona’s second-highest office. The main duty of the secretary of state is to oversee elections, ...Read More »
Jockeying for Senate leadership positions has begun, and one incumbent member of the Republican’s le...
Arizona high schoolers who can’t name at least one branch of government, define the United States as...
Away from the media limelight, another political race is shaping up that will have tremendous reperc...
The new Department of Child Services is asking for an additional $27.6 million for fiscal year 2016 ...
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is declaring a statewide emergency because of flooding from major storms tha...
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Four months after the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, lawmakers banned at least ...
A whispered riddle is sweeping the halls of the Capitol: In an election year, Democrats and Republicans like to emphasize their differences, but this year, they'll probably have to cooperate to solve Arizona's massive budget problems.Read More »
Sen. Pamela Gorman will run for Congress, according to a statement from her political consultant. Gorman is the third Arizona lawmaker who has decided to run for the seat that will be left vacant by U.S. Rep. John Shadegg. Shadegg announced last week that he will retire at the end of his term.Read More »
Sen. Jonathan Paton said he will resign his seat in the Arizona Legislature to challenge U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in this year's congressional election.Read More »
Kirk Adams may have set the bar impossibly high. As part of his bid to become speaker in late 2008, he distributed a well-polished 16-page book that laid out exactly what he would do if elected by his Republican colleagues to lead the House of Representatives.Read More »
Arizona politics had been uprooted and turned upside down in the past year. New governor. New issues. New campaign season. So, who's got the "juice" - the influence - this year?Read More »
Republican lawmakers say Gov. Jan Brewer’s budget plan includes many elements that they agree with.Read More »
Bob Burns' first year as Senate president was trouble-ridden, to put it mildly. His task was to balance a budget that was billions of dollars in the red by rounding up 16 votes for a spending plan that nobody was going to like.Read More »
Despite the challenge of erasing budget deficits estimated at $5 billion for the next two fiscal years, House Speaker Kirk Adams said lawmakers now are more fully equipped to handle the problems.Read More »
In all probability, Republican legislative leadership and the governor will need Democratic votes in the Senate to pass a referral to increase the state sales tax. If bipartisan talks take place, the job of negotiating the terms will fall on Jorge Luis Garcia, the Democratic minority leader from Tucson.Read More »