By upholding the federal health care law, the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to establish their own health insurance exchanges — web portals where individuals and small businesses can purchase health plans.Read More »
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Gov. Jan Brewer wants lawmakers to refer a measure to the ballot to correct what she views as the most glaring problem with a proposal to create a “top-two” primary election system in Arizona.
But while many lawmakers have talked for months about referring a competing ballot measure that could potentially sink the Open Elections/Open Government Act in November, Brewer wants to keep the focus of a planned special session narrow.
Attorneys for Rep. Ben Arredondo say the indictment against the Tempe Democrat is short on details about his alleged crimes and they are trying to pry more information from federal prosecutors so he can better defend himself.Read More »
The U.S. Department of Justice filed suit today against two rural polygamous towns, alleging that their police officers selectively enforce laws based on religion and defer to the wishes of Warren Jeffs, the imprisoned leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.Read More »
In an election year, frequent campaign announcements come as no surprise. What is surprising, however, is where some of the announcements are coming from.Read More »
In the upcoming elections, party loyalty doesn’t guarantee an uncontested race.
The highest-ranking Republican and Democrat in the House of Representatives both face crowded primaries this August.
The GOP-led Legislature is suing the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, arguing that the voter approved change to the state constitution that created the mapping body violates the U.S. Constitution.Read More »
At a time when lawmakers are making headlines for misdeeds and scandal, voters may have their first chance in four years to consider a pay raise for the Legislature.Read More »
House Majority Leader Steve Court’s announcement that he won’t be seeking re-election quickly fueled the Republican rumor mill over who might take his leadership spot.
Speculation over who would be jockeying for the position began even before the news this week of Court’s exit, as the Mesa Republican was facing a tough primary battle.
Lawmakers from across the state are gearing up to take on incumbents and members of their own party in the August primaries.
What’s more, some incumbents are expected to square-off in the November general election, as well.