If you’re a lawyer named John Johnson, you might end up in the Arizona Legislature. A review of the Arizona Capitol Reports database of everyone who has served in the Legislature since Statehood shows 103 Johns or Jonathans and 11 Johnsons.Read More »
For the past 11 years, Ken Strobeck has fought for cities’ rights at the Legislature as the director...
Republican Rep. Jay Lawrence of Scottsdale told readers of the blog that he had filed a complaint wi...
When Javan “J.D.” Mesnard first showed up at the Capitol in 2002, he was a messy-haired 21-year-old ...
Drugmakers that produce opioid painkillers and allied advocacy groups have spent more than $880 mill...
Rep. Ceci Velasquez, D-Phoenix, has agreed to a plea bargain to end a criminal case alleging food st...
The City of Phoenix has sued the state over a law passed earlier this year that changes the way muni...
Rep. J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler, appears to have locked up the votes to become the next speaker of the...
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will once again take on a big-name Washington, D.C., attorney to argue its case before the U.S. Supreme Court.Read More »
To improve the outcomes for Arizona children who are wards of the state, Senate President Andy Biggs wants officials to take a closer look at what requires the state to intervene in families’ lives in the first place.Read More »
Two lawmakers who represent eight Indian tribes aren’t standing with tribal leaders who see a Goldwater Institute lawsuit challenging provisions of the Indian Child Welfare Act as an attack on a law that rectified historic wrongs.Read More »
Technology’s rapid advances in the past decade haven’t bypassed lawmakers and public officials, and new methods that purport to destroy communications may pose a threat to the retention of public records.Read More »
Amid perceptions that Gov. Doug Ducey favors charter schools over traditional public schools, a fledgling education group is asking school districts to contribute money to promote the successes of traditional public schools.Read More »
The Attorney General last week asked the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to moot the state’s appeal in Galassini v. Fountain Hills, which invalidated Arizona’s old definition of political committee.Read More »
As current Speaker of the House David Gowan and former Speaker Andy Tobin stood on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in early March, their attorneys having just delivered compelling testimony during oral arguments in their big case, Arizona Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, things were looking up for the two congressional wannabes.Read More »
Come Friday, you’ll be able to escape speeding tickets twice as often, sell junk food to raise money for school programs, and be able to hide your big Lottery win from friends and families, at least for awhile.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled upheld the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission’s authority to draw congressional districts, defying expectations that it would return that power to the Legislature for the first time in more than 20 years.Read More »