Gov. Jan Brewer's budget proposal will be a hard sell to Democrats. And some provisions, such as her temporary sales tax increase, will be difficult for Republicans to embrace.Read More »
House Speaker-elect David Gowan of Sierra Vista announced committee chairmanships for a total of 19 ...
Governor-elect Doug Ducey campaigned on the slogan “opportunity for all.” For some lawmakers, the bi...
The fact that politics may have been involved in drawing legislative lines is no reason to declare t...
The successful gubernatorial candidate who promised to balance the budget without tax hikes or borro...
The powerful Appropriations Committee of the Arizona House is getting a new chairman. Term limits...
As Arizona Democrats engage in a round of post-election soul searching after their 2014 drubbing, so...
Lawmakers get a fresh start in budget negotiations come January, when the next legislative session k...
Three lawmakers who plan to run for Congress are planning to leave the Arizona Capitol even before the legislative session heats up.Read More »
Arizona political candidates who chose to run their campaigns with public money might have made a foolhardy decision.Read More »
A Senate committee approved a bill on Jan. 20 that would force law enforcement officials across the state to check the residency status of people with whom they come in contact, penalize activities such as seeking day labor, and allow residents to sue local governments that provide sanctuary to illegal immigrants.Read More »
A House panel has decided to extend the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control by five years, but the agency’s chief legislative critic put the agency’s director on notice that he might be replaced if major problems aren’t corrected soon.Read More »
A proposal to ask voters to overturn term limits has overcome the first of many hurdles after a Senate panel approved it on Jan. 19. The committee voted 4-2 to send the bill to the Senate floor for a vote by the entire body.Read More »
The House of Representatives made a minor change to committee assignments late Jan. 19. Rep. David Stevens, a Republican from Sierra Vista, is replacing Phoenix Republican Ray Barnes on the Military Affairs and Public Safety Committee.Read More »
A Democrat from Window Rock has filed a bill to regulate the use of traditional Native American rituals, such as sweat lodge ceremonies, off of tribal lands.Read More »
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 »
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 »