Blaming “extremists” from both parties for holding up the budget process and threatening the state with bankruptcy, Gov. Jan Brewer on Sept. 4 signed large swaths of the budget that she said will help the state “weather the storm” until the next legislative session. But she vetoed parts of the main spending bill, including $300 million in cuts to K-12 schools and DES. She also vetoed the bill that included the equalization property tax.Read More »
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During her 27 years in public office, Gov. Jan Brewer has never lost an election. But if she runs for a full term in 2010, some are predicting that streak could come to an inglorious end in the Republican primary.Read More »
The Arizona Constitution requires the enactment of a balanced budget for the upcoming fiscal year before July 1. But two months into the fiscal 2010, the budget in place was not signed or balanced, even on paper.Read More »
Electing a governor and lieutenant governor as a ticket would provide greater consistency and be truer to the voice of voters when a governor leaves midterm, Secretary of State Ken Bennett said Sept. 1.Read More »
Bipartisan budget talks took place Sept. 1 - but only between Senate leaders and the governor.Read More »
The day before her scheduled departure for a border governors' conference in Mexico, Gov. Jan Brewer announced that she will stay in Arizona to continue working on the protracted budget crisis.Read More »
Last-ditch budget negotiations between Republicans and Democrats appear to have fallen apart, which makes it unlikely Gov. Jan Brewer will see her sales-tax-increase proposal on a ballot any time soon.Read More »
A new poll was released today (Aug. 31), and the results don’t bode well for Gov. Jan Brewer’s chances for election to a full term. It also looks bad for the Arizona Legislature. Apparently, voters are fed up with Brewer ...Read More »
Forced to dramatically cut payrolls, some states are finding low-cost ways to boost employee morale, even as they struggle to maintain basic human resource functions such as training, recruiting, hiring and regular performance reviews.Read More »
Senate President Bob Burns has appointed a Paradise Valley Republican to the position of Senate President Pro Tempore. Sen. Barbara Leff replaced Sen. Steve Pierce, the majority whip.Read More »