Everyone at the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry's annual legislative luncheon agreed: Arizona's budget needs to be the top priority, and the state needs to change its course.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...
Republican lawmakers unveiled a plan to change Arizona's economic course, calling for major shifts in tax policy - including tax cuts - and creation of tools to lure high-wage businesses to the state.Read More »
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 »
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 »