Gov. Jan Brewer said she isn't going to play "word games" with holiday decorations in State Capitol's Executive Tower lobby. "I believe in calling something what it is, and it is a Christmas tree, just as a menorah is a menorah," the governor said in a statement on Nov. 24.Read More »
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...
The Sierra Club gave nearly every Republican legislator an “F’’ in the 2015 environmental report car...
The proposed renovations to the Arizona House of Representatives building were estimated at more tha...
Most Arizonans think the economy will get better next year, according to a Cronkite/Eight Poll released Nov. 24. Fifty-four percent of those polled said their own economic situation will be significantly or somewhat better a year from now.Read More »
While the Senate barely said a word about the budget bills, the House spent more than an hour debating their merits when they came up for a vote Nov. 23. It was a strikingly partisan debate on spending cuts to education and social services. At times it was adversarial. At other times it was just strange.Read More »
Before Gov. Jan Brewer and legislative leadership can settle their most recent legal dispute with the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, the sides may have to agree on exactly what they're fighting about.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer, flanked by Senate President Bob Burns and House Speaker Kirk Adams, signed the special session bills just hours after they passed the House.Read More »
A Republican senator who had skipped a vote on four special session bills last week returned to the Capitol Nov. 23 to apologize for his absence and to vote in favor of the legislation to close a portion of the ...Read More »
Arizona’s largest teachers’ union has asked the state Supreme Court to overturn laws that affect the pay and retention of public school teachers. In a 32-page petition for special action, the Arizona Education Association argues that educational policy bundled into ...Read More »
Click here for up-to-the-minute updates on the Legislature's fourth special session. Our reporters will be at the Capitol all day (or all week, if it comes to that), tracking the progress of the four pieces of legislation in the House and Senate.Read More »
A pair of political committees created by top legislative Republicans will raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to spend in next year's elections, which is causing some to wonder if it's appropriate for them to wield that kind of power.Read More »
Sen. Thayer Verschoor broke his silence Nov. 20, saying he skipped the third day of the Legislature’s special session because he was still trying to negotiate a deal on the package of legislation with the House and the governor.Read More »