In a move that reinforces the rise of the conservative wing of the Republican caucus, Senate President Russell Pearce today appointed a freshman lawmaker with Tea Party roots to head the influential Senate Appropriations Committee.Read More »
Republican Jerry Lewis, who is challenging Senate President Russell Pearce in a recall election, turned in his nominating petitions today, a move that would allow him to officially be on the Nov. 8 ballot.Read More »
Sen. Frank Antenori filed an exploratory committee for a possible congressional run, saying it would be too late to mount a viable campaign if he waited for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to announce her political future.Read More »
The chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee said today he expects a complaint to be filed against the embattled Sen. Scott Bundgaard involving his domestic-violence incident.
But if one isn’t, Sen. Ron Gould said he’ll file it himself.
Sen. Scott Bundgaard struck a deal with Phoenix prosecutors today, pleading “no contest” to reckless endangerment and agreeing to take counseling to avoid a criminal trial.Read More »
For almost three weeks, a Twitter account posing as Jerry Lewis, the Mesa Republican running against Senate President Russell Pearce in an upcoming recall election, has posted tweets promoting gay pornography and illegal immigration, aligning Lewis with extreme liberal causes and calling out politicians who are backing Lewis.Read More »
Arizonans responding to an open invitation from one of the state's legislative leaders overwhelmingly think lawmakers should reject all gifts, no matter how small.Read More »
Republican Sen. Frank Antenori, says his fellow GOP members need to get engaged in redistricting, and that he feels he’s the lone soldier in “the foxhole fighting this battle.”Read More »
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge upheld a partial enrollment freeze for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, rejecting a liberal advocacy group’s claims that the cuts violated a voter mandate.Read More »
The American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative organization whose corporate largesse and influence over policy have become a flashpoint for liberal criticism, has a deep reach into the Arizona Legislature.
When the group kicked off its 2011 summer conference in New Orleans on Aug. 3, 29 of Arizona’s 61 Republican lawmakers were in attendance.