Policymakers in Arizona may have to choose between two undesirable options - greater environmental fees for businesses or greater federal intervention in local affairs.Read More »
Although all 90 seats in the Arizona Legislature are up for election Nov. 4, in reality, the partisa...
Former lawmaker David Burnell Smith, who narrowly lost a bid for the Arizona House of Representative...
One night in 2008, the Arizona Senate became the backdrop of a showdown over a referral to prohibit ...
The grandiose rhetoric of Proposition 122 doesn’t match its actual language. The measure seeks to...
With marriage licenses being issued to gay couples across the state, Republican lawmakers are alread...
In November, voters will decide whether to increase lawmakers’ salaries to $35,000 a year from $24,0...
With marriage licenses just starting to be issued to gay couples across the state, lawmakers are alr...
The future of Clean Elections matching funds is up in the air, but on Nov. 17 the Citizens Clean Elections Commission voted to ban a campaign strategy involving the funds.Read More »
The Arizona Bankers Association's goal of clamping down on speculative investors who fueled the state's foreclosure crisis will have to wait, now that state lawmakers and Gov. Jan Brewer repealed contested foreclosure legislation passed earlier this year.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer said she isn't going to play "word games" with holiday decorations in State Capitol's Executive Tower lobby. "I believe in calling something what it is, and it is a Christmas tree, just as a menorah is a menorah," the governor said in a statement on Nov. 24.Read More »
Most Arizonans think the economy will get better next year, according to a Cronkite/Eight Poll released Nov. 24. Fifty-four percent of those polled said their own economic situation will be significantly or somewhat better a year from now.Read More »
While the Senate barely said a word about the budget bills, the House spent more than an hour debating their merits when they came up for a vote Nov. 23. It was a strikingly partisan debate on spending cuts to education and social services. At times it was adversarial. At other times it was just strange.Read More »
Before Gov. Jan Brewer and legislative leadership can settle their most recent legal dispute with the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, the sides may have to agree on exactly what they're fighting about.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer, flanked by Senate President Bob Burns and House Speaker Kirk Adams, signed the special session bills just hours after they passed the House.Read More »
A Republican senator who had skipped a vote on four special session bills last week returned to the Capitol Nov. 23 to apologize for his absence and to vote in favor of the legislation to close a portion of the ...Read More »
Arizona’s largest teachers’ union has asked the state Supreme Court to overturn laws that affect the pay and retention of public school teachers. In a 32-page petition for special action, the Arizona Education Association argues that educational policy bundled into ...Read More »