While the mood at the state Capitol this past year might be best described as riotous, 2012 — the Chinese Year of the Dragon — was marked with fewer gaffes, catfights and over-the-top name calling among Arizona’s political elite.Read More »
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A year after Arizona began a nationally publicized effort to build its own border fence through private contributions, not a single fencepost has gone up. And there are several barriers standing in the way of the project.Read More »
A phantom of sorts lurked in the Senate last session.
Divas weren’t held captive in a cellar. Chandeliers weren’t damaged. But ousted Senate President Russell Pearce’s presence was felt in the chamber that he once ran.
The Arizona Senate has reversed itself and approved a proposed ballot measure to declare that the state has sovereignty over the air, water and other natural resources within its boundaries. The proposed constitutional amendment failed on its initial Senate vote but was approved Monday on a 16-14 vote.Read More »
The Arizona Senate has rejected a proposed ballot measure to declare that the state has sovereignty over the air, water and other natural resources within its boundaries.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature is going on record as saying it wants the federal government to consider establishing a site in Arizona to store spent nuclear fuel.Read More »
A state House committee has killed legislation that attempts to force the federal government to give up claims to public lands in Arizona.Read More »
Another "sagebrush rebellion" is brewing with Arizona possibly laying claim to 25 million acres of federal land. Supporters of the modern day land grab say federal agencies have mismanaged the land and blocked access to natural resources while depriving the state of jobs and revenue from businesses ready to develop those resources.Read More »
The Arizona Senate has approved legislation that attempts to force the federal government to hand over control of public lands in the state. A majority of the land in Arizona is controlled by federal agencies, but some state lawmakers say the state would be a better manager of that land.Read More »
Some Western lawmakers are pushing for a showdown with Washington over federally-controlled land, picking a fight on an issue that they say puts an economic stranglehold on their states.Read More »