Gov. Jan Brewer named former Rep. Ted Vogt as the next director of the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services. Brewer said Vogt’s military background makes him “uniquely qualified” for the position. Vogt is a former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer and commander of an anti-terrorism unit.Read More »
Although all 90 seats in the Arizona Legislature are up for election Nov. 4, in reality, the partisa...
Former lawmaker David Burnell Smith, who narrowly lost a bid for the Arizona House of Representative...
One night in 2008, the Arizona Senate became the backdrop of a showdown over a referral to prohibit ...
The grandiose rhetoric of Proposition 122 doesn’t match its actual language. The measure seeks to...
With marriage licenses being issued to gay couples across the state, Republican lawmakers are alread...
In November, voters will decide whether to increase lawmakers’ salaries to $35,000 a year from $24,0...
With marriage licenses just starting to be issued to gay couples across the state, lawmakers are alr...
A compromise between House and Senate lawmakers could allow time-sensitive reforms to Child Protective Services to clear the Legislature this session, but other CPS-related measures may still face the governor’s veto stamp.Read More »
A Paradise Valley Democrat introduced a floor amendment Tuesday that would eradicate an anti-abortion bill. The House postponed action on SB1069 after Rep. Eric Meyer introduced a proposal to create a study committee that would examine whether abortion clinics are in compliance with state regulationsRead More »
The bipartisan coalition forming around Medicaid expansion flexed their political muscle on Monday, shooting down a pair of amendments and approving another amendment to a Medicaid expansion supporter’s bill involving school bonding.Read More »
A legislative panel today killed the Medicaid expansion portion of the state budget, leaving supporters with options that include using a strike everything amendment on a new health bill to bring the measure to a vote from the full House or suspending the House rules altogether.Read More »
The House Appropriations Committee on Monday approved a pro-life measure that would allow unannounced inspections of abortion clinics and prohibit them from providing abortions to Medicaid patients.Read More »
A Center for Arizona Policy proposal intended to prevent Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan from benefitting abortion providers merited little debate as it passed the House Appropriations Committee as part of a larger pro-life bill.Read More »
It may have taken House Speaker Andy Tobin longer to realize, but eventually he came to the same conclusion that Senate President Andy Biggs reached months ago.Read More »
More than two months after police reported that Sen. Don Shooter burst past the front desk at a charter school and confronted a teacher in her classroom, no charges have been filed against the Yuma Republican and no measures have been taken by his fellow senators to probe his actions.Read More »
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee has left the state on a personal matter, making it unlikely that 21 of the governor’s court-related nominations will be filled this year.Read More »