The states can and should band together to rein in the national debt by amending the U.S. Constitution, a conservative group’s constitutional scholar told lawmakers Wednesday.Read More »
Democratic lawmakers in Arizona plan to propose a repeal of the state's 2010 immigration enforcement law but concede that the bill won't go far at the Legislature.Read More »
Adding to the list of lawmakers who hope to switch chambers, Rep. Kimberly Yee announced today that she will be running for the Senate this year.Read More »
Former legislator Ken Cheuvront is running for the Senate.
The outspoken Democrat today announced his candidacy for what essentially is his old seat.
Former state lawmaker David Lujan is returning to the state Capitol to fill the seat left vacant by Kyrsten Sinema.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed Lujan, a former House minority leader, to the position in a meeting today.
One of Arizona’s more notorious bills from last session will be resurrected this year.
Rep. Carl Seel, R-Phoenix, plans to introduce a new version of his so-called “birther” bill that was vetoed last year by Gov. Jan Brewer.
Officials from Maricopa County are acting quickly to fill the Senate seat left vacant by the resignation of Kyrsten Sinema, who is running for Congress.
The county’s supervisors will pick her replacement in a meeting Wednesday morning, Beth Lewallen, the county’s legislative liaison, confirmed today.
Unlike his colleagues from the Valley and Tucson, Democratic Sen. Jack Jackson Jr. of Window Rock comes to the State Capitol with concerns that he calls “Third World.”
But after he and other Senate Democrats met a month ago with new Senate President Steve Pierce, R-Prescott, Jackson said he’s optimistic that the needs of the Navajo Nation will be better recognized.
Gov. Jan Brewer filled in the blanks from her State of the State address with an ambitious policy agenda heavy on restructuring the state’s tax system, changing the way public schools are funded, revamping the personnel system for state employees and throwing down the gauntlet over federal environmental and land management policies.Read More »
Shortly after he was formally installed as Senate President, Steve Pierce set the tone for the work ahead by telling fellow lawmakers it’s time to pull up their bootstraps.Read More »