Those who watched the public hearing on the birthright bills in the Judiciary Committee on Feb. 7 were treated to a brilliant exposition of the 14th Amendment, its meaning and its history.Read More »
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Frustrated by the federal government's refusal to solve illegal immigration, some lawmakers want the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve who exactly is an American citizen.
In trying to define citizenship, birthright busters will have to navigate not only through the U.S. Supreme Court, but the U.S. Senate, other states and even their own caucus.
The sorrow that cast a pall over the traditionally jubilant opening day of the legislative session was all too visible on Sen. Linda Lopez’s face.Read More »
Less than a year after the agency was nearly abolished, the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections stepped away from the abyss after a legislative committee recommended that it be continued for five years.Read More »
Senator-elect Andy Biggs will not only head the Appropriations Committee – where the budget bills are traditionally assigned – the Gilbert Republican also was appointed as vice chairman of the Government Reform and Judiciary committees.Read More »
Two incongruent personalities. Two divergent political agendas. The stage is set for a showdown, and if that happens, Capitol insiders expect the 2011 legislative session to be an epic power struggle.Read More »
Many candidates who spent big and lost big this election cycle were bound by one thread — they’re Democrats.
Indeed, Democrats in several races outraised and outspent their opponents by tens of thousands of dollars while others benefited as much by independent spending aimed at helping their campaigns.
A full list of the 50th Legislature membershipRead More »
Arizona’s Clean Elections system has had a polarizing effect on Arizona politics since becoming law in 1998. Supporters claim it eliminates the influence of special-interest money in elections, while opponents say the system is unfair and dampens free speech.Read More »
If the public held an anti-incumbent sentiment, it didn't extend to the Republican primary race in a North-Central Phoenix district, where voters chose a known name over relative newcomers.Read More »