Lawmakers are not the only ones who are prone to explain why they didn't like a bill but approve it anyway.Read More »
A victory by Arizona Republicans in the Legislature’s lawsuit against the Independent Redistricting ...
Sen. Catherine Miranda is “strongly exploring” running for Congress in Arizona’s 1st Congressional D...
Fearing defeat at the Supreme Court, more than a dozen members of Congress from California and Arizo...
Lawyers for Arizona and the American Civil Liberties Union are asking a federal judge to let them co...
State Senate President Andy Biggs has been called a RINO and a clown, and even compared to Democrati...
In the first four months under House Speaker David Gowan’s leadership, the cost of running the chamb...
The good news is that state revenues surged in April. The catch is that budget analysts aren’t sure...
Political insiders said voters are naïve to object to the practice of a lawmaker voting for a bill that he or she actually opposes.Read More »
Last year, Sen. Jack Harper gave his word that he would vote for a bill to restrict notary publics from notarizing documents that would present a conflict of interest. He made good on his promise by voting for it in committee. But when the bill failed there, Harper said he was relieved that it didn't pass. The situation illustrates the fact that lawmakers sometimes vote for measures they don’t necessarily like.Read More »
The end appears near for speed cameras on Arizona highways. The biggest question is which method will be used to get rid of them. So far, lawmakers have introduced three measures to repeal the statutes that allow the photo-enforcement system. Another bill doesn't exactly repeal photo enforcement, but it would render the system useless.Read More »
For the first time in at least six years, the annual release of budget plans by the Arizona Legislature and the governor didn't result in bickering. Of course, it helps that the legislative Republican majority didn't put out anything even closely resembling a budget plan this year.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer's budget proposal will be a hard sell to Democrats. And some provisions, such as her temporary sales tax increase, will be difficult for Republicans to embrace.Read More »
Three lawmakers who plan to run for Congress are planning to leave the Arizona Capitol even before the legislative session heats up.Read More »
Arizona political candidates who chose to run their campaigns with public money might have made a foolhardy decision.Read More »
A Senate committee approved a bill on Jan. 20 that would force law enforcement officials across the state to check the residency status of people with whom they come in contact, penalize activities such as seeking day labor, and allow residents to sue local governments that provide sanctuary to illegal immigrants.Read More »
A House panel has decided to extend the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control by five years, but the agency’s chief legislative critic put the agency’s director on notice that he might be replaced if major problems aren’t corrected soon.Read More »