The deadline for Arizona's resign-to-run law has passed for this election cycle, but the bad taste lingers on for at least one lawmaker.Read More »
It isn’t often that Republican Rep. Bob Thorpe of Flagstaff finds himself agreeing with the American...
Sen. Ed Ableser is resigning from the Arizona Senate at the end of September to lead a new anti-bull...
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Public officials cannot ban people outright from their buildings even if they have caused a disturba...
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Things were bad when Gov. Jan Brewer took office in January 2009, and they've gotten worse since then. The plan Brewer pitched as a remedy to Arizona's crippling budget problems met fierce resistance, and 10 months later it still has not been enacted. But as Brewer begins her second year as governor, she said she still believes in her planRead More »
So far this year, some lobbyists haven't even bothered to ask lawmakers to introduce a bill on their behalf. Others have big goals, despite the widespread perception that lawmakers will be focused almost entirely on the budget deficit.Read More »
Rep. Ray Barnes, a Republican from Phoenix, has an adopted daughter from Haiti, which has seen an unimaginable devastation after it was struck by an earthquake on Jan. 12.Read More »
House Minority Leader David Lujan officially announced his candidacy for Arizona attorney general on Jan. 14.Read More »
A state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow payday lenders to continue operating indefinitely in Arizona.Read More »
Republicans held their first caucus meeting in a newly-renovated room on the first floor of the Senate building on Jan. 12.Read More »
A room that for the past 30 years has hummed with the staccato typing on keyboards as reporters scurried to meet deadlines has been refurbished and hollowed out to accommodate rows of chairs and a large conference table. And the room is no longer a media headquarters; instead it be used by Senate Republicans to hold caucus meetings.Read More »
Senate President Bob Burns has reduced the size of the Senate Appropriations Committee to 9 from 11 members, removing Sen. John Huppenthal and Sen. Albert Hale. Huppenthal, a Chandler Republican, was appointed temporarily to the committee last year to replace Sen. Pamela Gorman. He requested to be removed for the 2010 session.Read More »
Senate President Bob Burns wants Republicans and Democrats to simultaneously craft budget plans with the idea of combining them at a later date.Read More »