Gov. Jan Brewer has called the Legislature into its fourth special session of the year to deal with a handful of unfunded agencies, a settlement with Science Foundation Arizona, the Rio Nuevo development district and the state's anti-deficiency statute.Read More »
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A longtime Tempe city councilor is switching parties to run for the state House as a Democrat after a veteran legislator announces her retirement. Ben Arredondo, who has served on the Tempe City Council since 1994, will announce his candidacy for the District 17 House seat. The move was prompted by Sen. Meg Burton-Cahill's retirement announcement, which came at a Capitol press conference on Nov. 17.Read More »
The first bill filed in the Legislature for next year's regular session seeks to curb statewide politicians' use of public money for self-promotion. The idea is not new. Similar legislation was filed in the past with no success.Read More »
Legislative leaders have said a special legislative session to address part of the state's $2 billion deficit will begin today (Nov. 17), but Senate Republicans might have to rely on a vote or two from Democrats to pass all of the legislation on tap.Read More »
A special session to deal with agency funding and other loose ends from the budget may still happen this week, but according to Gov. Jan Brewer's travel itinerary, she's planning for the likelihood that it won't.Read More »
Two of the states hit hardest by the Great Recession-California and Michigan-are bracing for an even tougher time making ends meet next year, putting big spending cuts or outright elimination of some services on the table, top budget officials from both states said Nov. 13.Read More »
Opening Arizona to competition by companies providing electricity could lower rates and give providers more incentive to act wisely when considering investments on infrastructure, experts told a group of state lawmakers Nov. 12.Read More »
Draft versions of the bills lawmakers are expected to consider this week in a special legislative session show about $300 million in spending cuts to education and social services, as well as the restoration of funding for high-tech economic development.Read More »
Arizona's 49th Legislature has been tasked with keeping the state financially afloat during the most troubling economic times in state history. But the choices lawmakers made this year in an effort to balance the budget have led to six lawsuits challenging the state's use of fund sweeps to fill in deficits.Read More »
The Citizens Clean Elections Commission has renewed a $6,500-per-month contract with lobbyist Mike Williams, setting up another battle over the fate of the public campaign-funding system. Todd Lang, director of the Clean Elections Commission, said hiring a lobbyist was necessary to protect a system he credits with increasing political participation of the public and encouraging people to run for office.Read More »