This week's most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances.Read More »
Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly told a Senate committee Thursday that the Environmental Protection Agency “ignores reality” by insisting on the most-advanced pollution control technology to update coal-fired power plants.Read More »
On Nov. 14, the U.S. Supreme Court granted review of the 26-state lawsuit against the president’s health care law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The court granted five and half hours for oral argument, including two hours of argument on the individual mandate and one and a half hours on severability, which addresses whether, in the event the mandate is found unconstitutional, the entire act must be stricken as well.Read More »
The state’s commitment to regulatory reform is clashing with its need to balance the budget, and the result is a rising cost of doing business for Arizona companies.Read More »
In its first week back on the job after the reinstatement of ousted Chairwoman Colleen Mathis, the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission considered changing some the most oft-maligned aspects of its congressional draft map.Read More »
The $30 million that Arizona received this week from the Obama administration will help the state develop and design a health insurance exchange website that can seamlessly interact with Medicaid.
But the pot of money, particularly given its size, potentially poses legal and political complications for Gov. Jan Brewer, who is against the federal health care overhaul and led Arizona in suing over its constitutionality.
Some view Brewer’s decision to seek the grant as tantamount to surrendering Arizona’s case.
As his opponent racks up high-profile local and national endorsements, former House Speaker Kirk Adams announced today that two Chandler City Councilmen have thrown their support behind him: Jeff Weninger and Kevin Hartke.Read More »
Arizona's redistricting commission is trying to line up briefings by state legislators for next week to hear their views on proposed draft legislative and congressional maps now being retooled by the commission.Read More »
House members spent about an hour Wednesday honoring Gabe Zimmerman, the aide to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who was slain in the Jan. 8 shooting spree in Tucson. He was the first congressional staffer killed in the line of duty in the 222-year history of the Congress.Read More »
Despite that minimal sign of reconciliation, Stertz told our reporter this morning that he doesn’t trust Mathis. When asked if he trusted the chair, he paused a moment before answering: “No. I’m waiting for actions. Actions speak louder than words.”Read More »