State government in Arizona in the past three years has made massive cuts to education, given away our money to big corporations, chose to do nothing about foreclosures and hasn’t created a single job. Arizona’s middle-class families are struggling, and Republicans, who control all of state government, went even further to harm middle-class police officers, firefighters and teachers.Read More »
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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has spoken: Justin Pierce, a labor attorney, will be replacing Kirk Adams in the state Arizona House of Representatives.Read More »
Andy Tobin is gregarious, fiery, funny and, above all else, loyal to the core — attributes that all led to his ascension to speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives late last month.
Now, Tobin has been chosen by his caucus as speaker of the House, following the departure of former Speaker Kirk Adams.
UpClose with Gov. Jan Brewer: Touts openness, says vetoes represent decision not to ‘blow a hole’ in budget
After two chaotic legislative sessions, things settled down a bit for Gov. Jan Brewer in 2011.
Having won an overwhelming voter mandate in November, Brewer no longer was the governor who simply inherited the job. And with her hard-fought battle for a sales tax increase won, she was no longer the Republican governor who spent most of her time feuding with her own party.
The Arizona House passed a temporary tax increase for employers designed to help the state repay borrowed funds for unemployment benefits.Read More »
The Arizona House has given preliminary approval to a bill recognizing a Colt revolver as the state's official firearm.Read More »
The Arizona House gave preliminary approval to a proposal that would make it a felony to use forgery to rent or buy a home to be used as an immigrant-smuggling "drop house."Read More »
The Arizona House has approved a bill that would give the governor more authority to use a state military force aside from the National Guard.Read More »
Arizona drivers who receive a speeding violation notice in the mail may not have to take any action if state lawmakers continue to move a bill on the matter.Read More »
The Arizona House has approved a gun-rights bill that would generally let people take guns into government buildings without armed guards and metal detectors.Read More »