Members of the military were largely the beneficiaries of the first batch of non-budget bills signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer. Brewer on July 9 signed 19 of the nearly 200 bills that were transmitted to her when the Legislature adjourned sine die on July 1.Read More »
Try to change Arizona’s budget-making process, and you’re bound to bruise a few egos. Sen.-elect ...
In light of devastating projections of a $1.5 billion budget shortfall in the current and next fisca...
An Arizona Department of Public Safety officer reported finding more liquor than coffee in Rep. Albe...
Prosecutors dropped charges against Republican Rep. Bob Robson of Chandler for allegedly stealing a ...
Hoping to bring some free market principles to the prison industry, Sen.-elect John Kavanagh wants t...
Soon-to-be-freshmen representatives swarmed the halls of the state House on Dec. 8 and 9 for a two-d...
In the upcoming 2015 legislative session, one-third of the lawmakers in the Arizona House of Represe...
In late June, the Arizona Supreme Court delivered what could be considered a draw for Gov. Jan Brewer and Republican legislative leadership, who argued over how long the Legislature can withhold bills from the governor after they have been approved. ...Read More »
The president of the Arizona Senate has removed Thayer Verschoor from his leadership position, replacing him with a freshman lawmaker. Sen. Steve Pierce, a lawmaker from Prescott, was appointed July 8 to replace Verschoor as Senate President pro tempore, as well as on the six-member Senate Rules Committee.Read More »
Legislative leaders from the two parties hunkered down July 8 to restart budget negotiations, marking the first meeting since the Legislature unanimously passed four budget bills two days before.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has signed the four budget bills that restored nearly $400 million in spending for K-12 education.Read More »
Rep. Olivia Cajero Bedford, a Democrat from Tucson, was selected to participate in the 2009 session of the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program conducted at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature voted unanimously July 6 to pass four bills, one of which would restore funding to public education and add another approximately $400 million to schools. The measures garnered bipartisan support, passing unanimously, first in the House and then in the Senate.Read More »
With the passage of four budget bills late July 6, lawmakers and Governor Jan Brewer seem to be moving toward a deal on the state budget, however, the futures of more than 180 other pieces of legislation remain uncertain.Read More »
After budget negotiations with Republican Gov. Jan Brewer disintegrated last week when she vetoed a series of budget bills and line-item-vetoed other approved spending, Republican legislative leaders are inviting their Democratic colleagues to the table in the hopes of hammering out a deal.Read More »
Most Arizona senators will be present for the opening of the special session on July 6, according to staff members in their Senate offices. A handful will probably be absent, including senators Meg Burton Cahill of Tempe and Richard Miranda of Tolleson.Read More »