Ohio Gov. John Kasich met with Arizona lawmakers Wednesday morning, urging them to pass a resolution calling for a balanced federal budget.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...
Paul G. Ryan asked the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office what seemed like a simple question: Is a state nonprofit that spends money to influence elections actually a political committee?Read More »
With hardly time to pause, policymakers lunged from one budget solution to another at the height of the recent fiscal crisis, spawning a chaotic period of accounting gimmicks, borrowing and budget slashing.Read More »
Saying it’s impossible and would wreck the budget, attorneys for state lawmakers are urging a judge to reject a request by Arizona schools for more than $1 billion in inflation funding they were not given.Read More »
House and Senate leadership announced committee assignments Wednesday afternoon, setting the stage for the 2015 Legislative Session.Read More »
There were many long nights back in their first months as Arizona lawmakers when two ambitious southern Arizona Republicans – seatmates who were first sent to the Capitol in 2008 – would share their grandest hopes and dreams in the modest setting of their rented Scottsdale trailer.Read More »
State budget analysts say that taxing two smokeable products, one legal and the other illegal, could bring the state as much as $60 million per year – revenue that the state desperately needs in order to shrink the budget deficit and avoid new cuts to government programs.Read More »
State Rep. Albert Hale was arrested Sunday on one count of driving under the influence. Navajo County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Jim Molesa confirmed that Hale, D-St. Michaels, was arrested by the state Department of Public Safety on Sunday. Authorities said Hale was picked up on State Route 277 near Heber.Read More »
Arizonans may get a chance to see who provided Gov. Jan Brewer some of the information for her book and what they told her.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature's budget analysts say a tax on electronic cigarettes could bring $6 million a year in new revenue into the state's coffers.Read More »