In their quest to oust Republican Rep. Ethan Orr from one of the two House seats in the Democratic-leaning Legislative District 9, Tucson Democrats found their dream candidate in Randall Friese, a man with a bio that’s hard to criticize.Read More »
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No matter who wins the Senate race in Arizona’s Legislative District 6, the victor will be making a homecoming to the Capitol. Republican Sylvia Allen, 67, whose name will be printed on ballots in place of the deceased Sen. Chester Crandell, last served in the Senate in 2012. Her lone challenger, independent Tom O’Halleran, 68, was also once a senator, most recently in 2008.Read More »
Just call them the “comeback kids.”
A handful of former lawmakers are poised to regain seats in the Legislature in the upcoming election, bringing with them experience and knowledge that they gained in their previous years of service.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed this morning to decide who can legally draw Arizona’s congressional districts.
In a brief order, the justices said they will consider whether the U.S. Constitution requires the boundaries to be drawn by the elected Legislature – and only the Legislature.
State lawmakers should stop fighting public schools in court and come up with the money they are due to compensate them for inflation, Gov. Jan Brewer said Wednesday.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer won’t call a special session requested by a contractors’ industry group to postpone the implementation of her 2013 transaction privilege tax reform law.Read More »
School officials are warning lawmakers that if they don’t take a deal to settle the inflation adjustment lawsuit – and soon – taxpayers could be on the hook for another $1.3 billion.Read More »
By all accounts, there aren’t many credible opportunities this fall for either party to make pick-ups in legislative races, given the make-up of the districts and the candidates on the ballot.Read More »
Proponents of a program that links foster children with education advocates to improve their success in school want the Arizona Legislature to expand a pilot program now used just in Pima County.Read More »
Away from the media limelight, another political race is shaping up that will have tremendous repercussions for the Legislature’s actions in 2015.Read More »