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 »
Education funding fever has gripped the Arizona Capitol, and just about everyone has a plan. Republi...
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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 »
Gov. Jan Brewer has outlined a handful of proposals aimed at easing the state’s budget crisis, but she offered few details on how the $1.4 billion deficit would be erased or how much money her proposals would save.Read More »
Eleven months after vowing to slash regulations on Arizona businesses, Gov. Jan Brewer still isn’t saying what existing regulations she will strike down.Read More »
Arizona lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that will carve $193 million out of state government spending and ended their fifth special session of the year.Read More »