Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has created a stir with recent comments suggesting she believes she could run for another term — despite state constitutional limits that many believe would prohibit a campaign in 2014.Read More »
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In a matter of hours, a dispute over a single word transformed a minor reform of county personnel systems into a full-blown overhaul.
County officials across the state are wary of a bill that many say was pushed through too hastily in the middle of the legislative session’s final night, with little input from the counties themselves. The bill wasn’t vetted properly, critics said, and is ripe for far-reaching unintended consequences.
A bill approved by the Arizona Legislature would end the flat right that misdemeanor DUI defendants now have under state law to a jury trial for a first offense.Read More »
In a major victory for opponents of the state’s Clean Elections system, the Senate approved a ballot referral Monday that aims to gut public financing for candidates of public office.Read More »
The Arizona House postponed a preliminary vote Tuesday on a proposed ballot measure that would lengthen the terms of judges and lessen the State Bar of Arizona's voice in appointing judges.Read More »
The Arizona House is scheduled to take a preliminary vote Tuesday afternoon on a proposed ballot measure that would lengthen the terms of judges and lessen the State Bar of Arizona's voice in appointing judges.Read More »
A state Court of Appeals decision upholds the Arizona Corporation Commission's requirement that regulated electric utilities get some of their power from solar and other renewable sources.Read More »
Placing the “I” word in front of Redistricting Commission doesn’t mean it’s really independent.
Now that the commission is fully constituted, they'll soon begin redrawing the state's legislative and congressional lines. At stake is the state's political landscape for the next ten years. And while most everyone agrees on the gravity of task, disagreements abound on just how "independent" the panel can be.
The Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday passed Sen. Steve Yarbrough’s plan for overhauling pension systems for public safety employees, despite the near-unanimous opposition of the groups that would be affected.Read More »
When the property-tax cuts in the jobs bill go into effect, the financial safety net school districts use may get significantly thinner. And the property tax cuts will be especially problematic for districts that already have reached or exceeded their bonding limits.Read More »