Gov. Jan Brewer has issued an executive order that aims to continue Arizona's participation in a multi-state agreement to reduce greenhouse gas and carbon emissions.Read More »
Supporters of a 2012 ballot measure that would have radically overhauled the way Arizonans choose ca...
The Arizona Senate’s unilateral decision to adjourn left numerous bills for dead, including a measur...
Republican Rep. Bob Thorpe of Flagstaff is the new poster child for the Republican insurrection agai...
House Speaker David Gowan’s Republican colleagues don’t trust him with the power of the House purse....
Just months after the Arizona House of Representatives received a $375,000 facelift, House Speaker D...
In a legally questionable move, Gov. Doug Ducey is ordering the Department of Revenue not to collect...
In his veto letter for HB2178, Ducey said he has seen no evidence that the bill is necessary. ...
Rep. David Lujan refunded thousands of dollars in donations to his exploratory committee after deciding that he will run for attorney general under the clean elections system.Read More »
Voters may get a chance to rethink the massive expansion of AHCCCS they approved in 2000, a move that could strip thousands of low-income Arizonans of healthcare coverage and provide an infusion of cash for the deficit-wracked state.Read More »
One lesson the state can take away from the ongoing financial crisis is that the state needs to be better prepared to handle plummeting tax revenue in the future - and that may require a return to the past.Read More »
This year's budget problems might just become next year's nightmare. Lawmakers hacked $650 million from the state's deficit during the final two months of 2009, but the shortfall still tops $1.4 billion.Read More »
The Arizona House of Representatives held 382 floor votes during the 2009 regular session, which stretched into July as lawmakers struggled with the budget deficit. Rep. Rich Crandall, a Mesa Republican, didn't participate in 254 of them, nearly two-thirds of the total.Read More »
A table of all votes missed by legislators during the 2009 Regular Session.Read More »
It doesn't take a crystal ball to divine that the budget will be the dominant issue at the Capitol in 2010. But what about Gov. Jan Brewer's chances for re-election, the partisan split in the Legislature after the election and whether the Cardinals will return to the Super Bowl? Nobody really knows. But almost everyone has an opinion.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer had some strong words for lawmakers as she signed a bill to cut about $200 million from budget.Read More »
Next year, the Arizona Legislature will decide whether to eliminate payday lending in the state, which presents a dilemma for Republican lawmakers who will have to decide between their free-enterprise beliefs and a moral objection to the large fees on short-term loans.Read More »