Despite vigorous objections from Democrats, Republican-controlled House and Senate panels gave Jan Brewer the authority to ask for the feds' permission to drastically scale back subsidized medical coverage for Arizonans.Read More »
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Republican Rep. Jay Lawrence of Scottsdale told readers of the blog that he had filed a complaint wi...
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The Arizona Legislature likely will start a special session on Wednesday so lawmakers can consider asking the federal government to allow Arizona to drastically reduce medical coverage for its residents.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has unveiled an aggressive legislative agenda for the next four years that includes fundamental changes to Arizona’s personnel and retirement systems, tax codes and education system.Read More »
When the 50th Legislature opened for business on Jan. 10, it was younger and had more women, but fewer Hispanics.Read More »
National politicking in the wake of the Jan. 8 mass shooting in Tucson has been plentiful, but the conversations ascribing blame or motive have been almost entirely absent in the halls and floors of the Arizona Legislature.Read More »
The hundreds of dignitaries, elected officials, family members and onlookers who attended Gov. Jan Brewer’s subdued State of the State address on Jan. 10 encountered more security than they would on any other day, but the changes are not likely to lastRead More »
Legislative leaders, who remember the confusion peculiar to being a new lawmaker, are working to help freshmen members begin working effectively as soon as possible, especially since they make up one-third of the House seats this year.Read More »
No opening day at the Capitol has ever resembled the one on Jan. 10, but the end of the 2011 session may not look any different from the near-century of sessions that preceded it.Read More »
If the federal government wants to borrow money, states should have a say in it, Republican lawmakers and a representative of the Goldwater Institute said Wednesday morning.Read More »
The House of Representatives will cut short its first work week of the legislative session in light of Saturday’s deadly shooting in Tucson.Read More »