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 »
No plans appear to be in the works for another special session on unemployment benefits, but Reagan said she expects Brewer, Pearce and Tobin to hammer out a deal and come back to the Capitol in a couple weeks.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature will reconvene Monday afternoon to consider Gov. Jan Brewer's push to keep 20 weeks of federally funded extended unemployment benefits flowing to thousands of Arizonans.Read More »
Brewer's use this morning of the bully pulpit to leverage GOP votes on unemployment insurance led Tobin to say the House would play ball - for a price.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld an Arizona law that allows the state to suspend or revoke the business licenses of companies that knowingly hire illegal immigrants, paving the way for other states to establish similar systems.Read More »
Tobin didn't attend today's Commerce Authority board meeting, instead sending Forese in his stead.Read More »