On the surface, all appeared well among Democrats in the Senate. The 13-member minority caucus had a common cause to unite around in Medicaid expansion during the 2013 legislative session and was able to form a new majority in the Senate chamber by joining forces with a few breakaway Republican lawmakers.Read More »
The slide in the percentage of education funds that ends up in Arizona classrooms appears to have st...
Constitutional issues stalled legislation that aims to update Arizona laws regulating microbrewerie...
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Sen. Linda Lopez was hired by the Easter Seals Blake Foundation in Tucson, the organization announced Oct. 7. The Tucson Democrat began working as the director of children and family services on Nov. 4, a new job that prompted her to step down from her role as assistant minority leader in the Senate on Oct. 21.Read More »
Seven months after publicly saying it was severing ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council last year, Arizona Public Service quietly renewed its membership with the conservative public policy group.Read More »
A former legislative staffer convicted of wire fraud in connection with the theft of campaign funds from the former speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives walked out of federal court today with a sentence of probation.Read More »
Barely an hour before the crash Tuesday afternoon, Sen. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, participated in a contentious and successful attempt to overthrow a Democratic leader. But sitting still in the middle of a freeway on his way back to Tucson, with his hands behind the wheel and with zero visibility, Farley thought how inconsequential the morning’s political drama had been against the tragedy that unfolded before him.Read More »
An orthopedic surgeon from the East Valley is poised to challenge Sen. Bob Worsley, R-Mesa, in next year’s Republican primary.Read More »
A federal judge today overturned jury convictions on eight of nine counts of wire fraud for a former legislative staffer who had admitted in court that he took about $128,000 in campaign funds from former Speaker Jim Weiers.Read More »
Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin will ask the Arizona Supreme Court to allow the state’s higher new campaign contribution limits to go into effect, saving a lower court argument that the old limits are unconstitutional for another day.Read More »
In a dramatic turn of events, Senate Minority Leader Landrum Taylor was ousted as minority leader by her party-mates following a closed-door meeting in the Senate today.Read More »
The referendum effort against HB2305, the law making sweeping changes to Arizona’s elections, has the necessary valid signatures to force a referendum election on the law during the 2014 election.Read More »