GOP leaders in Maricopa County selected Republicans Dave Farnsworth, John Fillmore and Rep. Kelly Townsend as nominees to serve as the next state senator in Legislative District 16. The slate of nominees will be forwarded to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, which will select one of three to replace former Sen. Rich Crandall.Read More »
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On Sept. 13, most of the laws that legislators and the governor enacted in this year’s session finally take effect. While several were highly controversial, such as expanding the state’s Medicaid program or simplifying the sales tax system, others are aimed at saving people’s lives. Many of the life-preserving measures deal with schools and most were approved quietly and without controversy.
Legislative District 16 precinct committeemen from Maricopa County GOP are scheduled to meet Saturday evening to nominate three candidates to serve as the district's next Arizona state senator.Read More »
Arizona lawmakers, business leaders and economists face a daunting task as they try to make any changes to the state’s income tax rates and tax system.Read More »
Democratic Arizona senators, even those once interested in pushing for an ethics hearing into the actions of Sen. Don Shooter at a Yuma charter school earlier this year, now say it’d be a waste of time holding hearings on an issue that police and prosecutors have already dealt with in full.Read More »
A legislative committee will hold a special meeting to discuss Arizona's role in providing catastrophic coverage for the uncovered firefighters who died in the Yarnell Hill wildfire.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer doesn’t expect to be the only governor seeking to woo Indian businesses, but hopes that getting an early jump on the competition will help.Read More »
Sen. Michele Reagan filled in the blank on her months-old exploratory committee with an announcement that she’s eying a long-expected run for secretary of state.
Reagan, R-Scottsdale, formed an exploratory committee in December but did not indicate which office she was seeking in order to avoid running afoul of Arizona’s resign-to-run law. But Reagan, who has been well-known for her work on election issues during her time in the Legislature, openly acknowledged that she was considering a campaign to be the state’s top election official.
At a recent Republican Party barbeque in Mohave County, former Republican Sen. Ron Gould, a staunch conservative from Lake Havasu City, signed the petition backed by Democrats to challenge a controversial elections-related law at the ballot next year. So how did this happen?Read More »
Rich Crandall's Arizona state Senate seat was declared vacant by Senate President Andy Biggs on Aug. 22, days after Crandall notified Biggs that his resignation won’t take effect until midnight on Aug. 31. Biggs cited a portion of Arizona law that declares a legislative office can be deemed vacant now that Crandall is no longer a resident of the district.Read More »