Democratic Sen. Carlyle Begay is now a Republican. The Ganado lawmaker announced Monday morning his switch to the Republican Party, a move he said is an extension of his independent streak at the Arizona Capitol. But Democrats categorized the move as no surprise for a lawmaker who often bucked his party to vote in favor of Republican-led bills.Read More »
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A massive personnel reform package pushed through the Legislature by Brewer in 2012 dramatically shifted the balance of power between the state and its employees. The law made most new employees at-large, or “uncovered,” and required covered employees to give up their merit protection in order to receive promotions or raises. Covered employees were offered bonuses to entice them to switch to uncovered status.Read More »
Democratic Sen. Carlyle Begay is widely expected to announce Monday he is switching parties, a move that ups the Republican Party’s already healthy advantage in the Senate.Read More »
Jason Fitzpatrick is the man behind the cameras that have filmed official action at the Capitol for nearly 15 years.Read More »
A top state House Republican is moving to have the state speed up tax breaks for the insurance industry.Read More »
Four months ago, the Arizona Capitol Times set out to learn how much of the state’s business is being conducted on smartphones, via newer technologies like text messages, social media chats and third-party messenger applications. But getting access to those messages, which most experts and public officials agree are covered under the state public records laws, can be extremely difficult.Read More »
Citing a unique opportunity to ensure the next lawmaker is a woman, LD26 Democratic precinct committeemen on Wednesday nominated an all-female slate of three candidates to fill the district’s open House seat.Read More »
Arizona lawmakers next year will again consider a bill designed to outlaw “revenge porn” after legislation fell just short of passage in April. Arizona lawmakers next year will again consider a bill designed to outlaw “revenge porn” after legislation fell just short of passage in April.Read More »
Republican leaders of the Arizona Senate are urging state schools chief Diane Douglas and the Arizona Board of Education to end their dispute over board investigators' access to teacher records.Read More »
Less than 14 percent of the roughly $333,000 spent to lobby Arizona lawmakers in the first half of 2015 identified who the money was spent on, continuing a trend of scant disclosure going back years.Read More »