Three factors have consistently been cited as big contributors to the estimated $1 billion deficit the state will face in fiscal year 2016 and some lawmakers are urging action on the one they actually control — tax cuts from a three year-old economic stimulus bill.Read More »
As one of his first acts as Speaker-elect, David Gowan is making some renovations to the “People’s C...
Try to change Arizona’s budget-making process, and you’re bound to bruise a few egos. Sen.-elect ...
In light of devastating projections of a $1.5 billion budget shortfall in the current and next fisca...
An Arizona Department of Public Safety officer reported finding more liquor than coffee in Rep. Albe...
Prosecutors dropped charges against Republican Rep. Bob Robson of Chandler for allegedly stealing a ...
Hoping to bring some free market principles to the prison industry, Sen.-elect John Kavanagh wants t...
Soon-to-be-freshmen representatives swarmed the halls of the state House on Dec. 8 and 9 for a two-d...
House Democrats in their leadership meeting on Thursday chose Rep. Eric Meyer of Paradise Valley as their new leader, replacing the outgoing minority leader, Rep. Chad Campbell of Phoenix. Meyer is in his fourth term at the Legislature, and hails from the Republican-leaning Legislative District 28.Read More »
After successfully defending seats in crucial races, Republicans today met behind closed doors to pick next year’s Senate leaders.Read More »
Arizona lawmakers won’t be receiving a pay increase, as Proposition 304, which would have increased lawmakers’ salary to $35,000 annually from $24,000, was soundly defeated.Read More »
Opponents of the targeted tax credits and incentives that have become increasingly popular at the Capitol are hoping the bankruptcy of a company that was slated to receive massive tax breaks under a 2014 bill will make lawmakers think twice in the future.Read More »
An attorney for state lawmakers made a last-ditch effort Friday to get a judge to reject a bid by schools for more than $1 billion in missed state aid, saying it's the only fair thing to do.Read More »
Although all 90 seats in the Arizona Legislature are up for election Nov. 4, in reality, the partisan makeup of the Legislature isn’t likely to change much. Only a handful of legislative races are actually competitive.Read More »
Former lawmaker David Burnell Smith, who narrowly lost a bid for the Arizona House of Representative in August, passed away at his Scottsdale home on Friday afternoon. According to Karla Carlock at Burnell Smith’s Scottsdale law office, the former Representative ...Read More »
One night in 2008, the Arizona Senate became the backdrop of a showdown over a referral to prohibit same-sex marriage — the same law that was struck down by a federal district court this month.Read More »
The grandiose rhetoric of Proposition 122 doesn’t match its actual language. The measure seeks to restrict the use of state resources to enforce federal laws deemed unconstitutional. But it appears to authorize lawmakers and voters to do only what can be done already.Read More »