Arizona lawmakers will likely spend the 2015 legislative session grappling with where to find hundreds of millions of dollars more than they’ve budgeted for education over the next five years.Read More »
The Arizona Department of Revenue will delay the implementation of a key provision of Gov. Jan Brewe...
Senate President Andy Biggs and 26 other Republican lawmakers oppose passage of a $935 million bond ...
Richard Stavneak, director of the Joint Budget Legislative Committee, said the $1 billion budget gap...
A trial court judge ruled today that the state must begin resetting inflation adjustments for public...
Just call them the “comeback kids.”
A handful of former lawmakers are poised to regain se...
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Gov. Jan Brewer won’t call a special session requested by a contractors’ industry group to postpone ...
The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is saying that the Arizona Senate is ripe to flip from red to blue, and that the House of Representatives won’t be too far behind.Read More »
At the state Capitol, Republican Rep. Carl Seel isn’t always treated with deference by his colleagues. Seel is the only Republican in the House who is not a freshman and does not hold a position in leadership or a committee chairmanship. He formerly was chairman of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, but had that role was stripped from him in 2013.Read More »
The group behind a vetoed religious freedom law intends to study Monday’s Supreme Court ruling as a chance to revamp it and try again next year.Read More »
Do you think your state senator and two representatives are worth $35,000 a year? What about the other 87? You're going to get a chance to decide exactly that question in November.Read More »
For the first time in six years, Arizona voters may get a chance to approve higher salaries for legislators. If history is a guide, any proposed increase in lawmakers’ salary of $24,000 a year, plus per diem, will be handily defeated. Voters haven’t approved a pay raise since 1998, when they raised the salary from $15,000 a year.Read More »
When Republican Reps. T.J. Shope and Frank Pratt didn’t show up to a recent debate hosted by the Pinal County Tea Party, their Republican opponents in the Legislative District 8 House primary, Darla Dawald and Wayne Bachmann, set up a broom and a mop to represent the two incumbents.Read More »
Some of the main players who would be involved in a proposed special session to refer a pension reform measure to the November ballot are growing more skeptical that anything will happen this year.Read More »
Arizona has a long history of colorful characters who have been accused of conspiring to defeat their foes by running diversionary candidates.Read More »
Frustrated by the influx of undocumented immigrants being bused and flown to Arizona from Texas, an Arizona state senator wants to militarize the state’s borders, but not the one with Mexico.Read More »