The 2011 session may be over, but some Republicans are still holding a grudge over the criticism to which they say they were subjected. House Speaker Andy Tobin chastised the media and Democrats in the Legislature, arguing that Republicans made the tough decisions to cut the budget and pass the Arizona Competitiveness Package amid “abuse” from the press and the minority party.Read More »
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Nobody would call 2011 a dull year for Arizona politics. The soap opera fans got Sen. Scott Bundgaard’s side-of-the-road scuffle, the conspiracy theorists had their hands full with the Independent Redistricting Commission, and those who delight in schadenfreude watched the fall of Senate President Russell Pearce.Read More »
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Senate President Russell Pearce and House Speaker Andy Tobin had a message Friday for the two Republican members of the embattled Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission – we know this isn’t your fault.Read More »
Critics of the state’s Independent Redistricting Commission who are eying a lawsuit have a strong supporter: House Speaker Andy Tobin.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer and other Republican officials are criticizing a draft congressional redistricting commission approved by a state commission for use in elections in the coming decade.Read More »
The CEO of the fledgling Arizona Commerce Authority will collect a base salary that will nearly double his pay compared to when he was the director of the now-defunct Arizona Department of Commerce.
The salary package, approved today by the Arizona Commerce Authority board of directors, came over the objections of House Speaker Andy Tobin and Senate President Russell Pearce.
An Arizona legislator is calling for a special legislative election so voters can decide whether to eliminate the state's redistricting commission.Read More »
State police said Friday that they are checking the security of the agency's computer system after an attack by hackers and they are investigating to determine the extent of the infiltration.Read More »
Lawmakers made a difficult decision when they cut more than $200 million from the state’s health care system for the poor, but doing so wasn’t unconstitutional, Senate President Russell Pearce and House Speaker Andy Tobin argued yesterday in a brief opposing a lawsuit that aims to block the cuts.Read More »