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 »
Try to change Arizona’s budget-making process, and you’re bound to bruise a few egos. Sen.-elect ...
In light of devastating projections of a $1.5 billion budget shortfall in the current and next fisca...
An Arizona Department of Public Safety officer reported finding more liquor than coffee in Rep. Albe...
Prosecutors dropped charges against Republican Rep. Bob Robson of Chandler for allegedly stealing a ...
Hoping to bring some free market principles to the prison industry, Sen.-elect John Kavanagh wants t...
Soon-to-be-freshmen representatives swarmed the halls of the state House on Dec. 8 and 9 for a two-d...
In the upcoming 2015 legislative session, one-third of the lawmakers in the Arizona House of Represe...
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 »
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 »
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 »