Although he was removed from office in a historic recall election in 2011, former Senate President Russell Pearce is still trying to influence his former colleagues - and is doing so from his official county email account at his new job at the Maricopa County Treasurer’s Office.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...
Democrats in Tempe and west Mesa nominated two state representatives and a local party leader as candidates to fill a vacant Senate seat.Read More »
A committee made up of law enforcement and criminal defense officials, members of the media and lawmakers had its first meeting on Oct. 7. It mulled over the issue of police body cameras in preparation for legislation Sen. John Kavanagh expects will be introduced next year.Read More »
Just one day after the First Things First board formally opposed legislative leadership’s plan to sweep some of its funding for K-12 education, Senate President Andy Biggs called for an audit of the early childhood development and health program.Read More »
Arizona is on track to collect revenues not seen since before the beginning of the Great Recession, according to a forecast by group of economists advising state policymakers.Read More »
Education funding fever has gripped the Arizona Capitol, and just about everyone has a plan. Republicans spent the week huddling in small groups to discuss the House speaker and Senate president’s four-point education funding plan, while Democrats stood outside the Capitol buildings doing TV interviews to announce and rally public support for their own education funding proposal.Read More »
A member of the Tempe City Council is suing over a state law that prevents cities and towns from banning plastic grocery bags or disposable containers.Read More »
In response to education funding plans proposed by the governor and legislative Republicans, Democrats today released their own school funding plan, boasting that their proposal would raise nearly $4 billion dollars over 10 years without increasing taxes.Read More »
Democrats in the Arizona Legislature are set to roll out a school funding plan to compete with proposals from Republicans in the Legislature and Gov. Doug Ducey.Read More »
An anticipated special session of the Arizona Legislature to boost funding for K-12 schools appears at least several weeks away as proposals between Republican legislative leaders and Gov. Doug Ducey continues to be in flux.Read More »