Republican lawmakers say Gov. Jan Brewer’s budget plan includes many elements that they agree with.Read More »
Although all 90 seats in the Arizona Legislature are up for election Nov. 4, in reality, the partisa...
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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 »
Democratic state lawmakers are hoping 2010 is a better year than 2009.Read More »
Sen. Jim Waring, a Republican from Phoenix, is running for U.S. congressman John Shadegg’s seat. Shadegg said on Jan. 14 that he will retire at the end of his term. Waring is the second lawmaker to announce he is seeking ...Read More »
The deadline for Arizona's resign-to-run law has passed for this election cycle, but the bad taste lingers on for at least one lawmaker.Read More »
Things were bad when Gov. Jan Brewer took office in January 2009, and they've gotten worse since then. The plan Brewer pitched as a remedy to Arizona's crippling budget problems met fierce resistance, and 10 months later it still has not been enacted. But as Brewer begins her second year as governor, she said she still believes in her planRead More »
So far this year, some lobbyists haven't even bothered to ask lawmakers to introduce a bill on their behalf. Others have big goals, despite the widespread perception that lawmakers will be focused almost entirely on the budget deficit.Read More »
Rep. Ray Barnes, a Republican from Phoenix, has an adopted daughter from Haiti, which has seen an unimaginable devastation after it was struck by an earthquake on Jan. 12.Read More »