The top press aide for the House Republican caucus has announced she will resign at the end of this week. Becky Blackburn spent less than a year as communications director for the House of Representatives. In an e-mail to House majority members, staff and the media, she announced Dec. 4 would be her final day.Read More »
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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....
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In his veto letter for HB2178, Ducey said he has seen no evidence that the bill is necessary. ...
The constant budget battles between Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Board of Supervisors could be a thing of the past, or at least more muted than they have been, if Sen. Russell Pearce can get a long-sought bill through the Legislature.Read More »
At a time when Gov. Jan Brewer needs all the Republican support she can muster, some see her recent statements about illegal immigration as a way to court the conservative base. But what role the contentious issue will play in the 2010 Republican primary is far from certain.Read More »
Legislative leaders have started asking individual members when they would be available to meet again in December, the Arizona Capitol Times has learned. They are eyeing a special session that would begin Dec. 15 or 16. It would be the fifth special session of the year.Read More »
A critic says Gov. Jan Brewer's credibility is being undermined. But the governor says it's not inappropriate that some of her political associates are doing work for the payday loan industry that could result in legislation reaching her desk.Read More »
Moving from furloughs of state employees to more permanent downsizing, states are girding for the deepest workforce cuts yet when they hammer out their fiscal 2011 budgets next year. In preparation, many are taking stock of every position in state government to determine what effect job cuts and the possible elimination of whole departments will have on revenues, expenses and the quality of government services.Read More »
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Gray has announced he will not seek re-election in 2010, saying he wants to focus on new business opportunities. Gray, a Republican from Mesa, told the Arizona Capitol Times he plans to expand his Internet business. His company, which was founded in 1997, markets car accessories across the globe.Read More »
Policymakers in Arizona may have to choose between two undesirable options - greater environmental fees for businesses or greater federal intervention in local affairs.Read More »
The future of Clean Elections matching funds is up in the air, but on Nov. 17 the Citizens Clean Elections Commission voted to ban a campaign strategy involving the funds.Read More »
The Arizona Bankers Association's goal of clamping down on speculative investors who fueled the state's foreclosure crisis will have to wait, now that state lawmakers and Gov. Jan Brewer repealed contested foreclosure legislation passed earlier this year.Read More »