During his first year as speaker of the House, Republican David Gowan of Sierra Vista came under fire from members of his caucus, not for his legislative policies or plans for the state, but for his loose spending with the House budget.Read More »
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When Gov. Doug Ducey unveiled his first state budget proposal to the public in January, House Speaker David Gowan, Senate President Andy Biggs and their chambers’ budget committee chairmen stood at the new governor’s flanks, nodding and smiling for the cameras.Read More »
Even before the special session that potentially resolved a years-long lawsuit over K-12 education funding, Arizona lawmakers’ spending on schools was the talk of the summer.Read More »
Of the hundreds of bills introduced by Arizona legislators in 2015, a few stood out above the rest – as odder, more controversial, resoundingly supported or panned by seemingly the entire state.Read More »
Opposition is building to a measure that slid through the Legislature that asks voters to approve a plan to tap a trust account to boost education funding.Read More »
Republican Rep. Anthony Kern of Glendale is reviving a years-running controversial measure to ban volunteers from collecting voters’ early ballots and delivering them to elections officials.Read More »
In her new role as head of the Senate Education Committee, Sen Sylvia Allen said she wants to use “every committee meeting” to put a spotlight on the successes of Arizona schools.Read More »
The commission that recommends salaries for lawmakers, executive officials and judges is hoping members of Arizona’s judiciary won’t have to go a full decade without a pay raise.Read More »
In gains reminiscent of the good times before the recession, state revenues took in $84.4 million more last month than what was assumed when legislators approved the budget earlier this year.Read More »
Arizona’s conservative Legislature will have an opportunity, however unlikely, to follow in the steps of neighboring Democratic states and adopt measures to automatically register new voters.Read More »