With the 2016 legislative session just a month away, Sen. Kelli Ward will resign her seat to focus full-time on her Republican primary challenge to U.S. Sen. John McCain.Read More »
The once-biennial ballot measure asking voters if their lawmakers deserve a pay raise is becoming th...
Arizona Rep. Sonny Borrelli pleaded guilty to a domestic violence charge in 2001 after police respon...
Arizona Sen. Kimberly Yee will speak at the Republic National Convention in Cleveland. ...
Republican Reps. J.D. Mesnard and Darin Mitchell, along with Republican Sen. Don Shooter, who is pla...
A complaint filed with the Internal Revenue Service against a “dark money” group that spent hundreds...
Democratic Rep. Ceci Velasquez dropped out of her re-election race in Legislative District 29 today ...
Throughout the 16 years that John Hays served in the Arizona Legislature, it was a kinder, gentler p...
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will be the keynote speaker at the opening day of a meeting of pro-business lawmakers from across the nation.Read More »
A plan to overhaul the state's woefully underfunded pension plan for public safety workers is nearing completion after months of meetings between lawmakers, pension officials, firefighter and police unions and cities, towns and other public agencies that pay into the system.Read More »
As police are increasingly recording interactions with alleged lawbreakers and victims, lawmakers are considering whether body camera video should be treated differently from other public records.Read More »
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 »
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 »