A recount has confirmed that Arizona’s Proposition 112 failed by the slimmest margin in state history.Read More »
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As Gov. Jan Brewer prepares for a session that will be dominated by budget deficits and taxes, she’ll have a new, experienced hand to help guide her following a recent staff shake-up that sent several of her top policy advisors to state agencies.Read More »
Christopher Smith, a former Senate staff member and capitol lobbyist, died Saturday, Dec. 18 in Phoenix.Read More »
Although her office has consistently characterized the transplants no longer provided by AHCCCCS as "optional," in a recent letter to the incoming speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Brewer said the state has been forced to stop providing "potentially life-saving procedures" because of the federal health care mandate.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer plans to propose significant changes to the state's personnel system, possibly including a reduction of current job protections held by many workers.Read More »
To balance the budget, lawmakers must cut spending, find more money or do some combination of the two.Read More »
Attorney Jeffrey Phillips has taken steps to maintain the name of his law firm, Phillips and Associates, after the Arizona Supreme Court ordered that he can’t be mentioned in advertisements or letterhead during his six-month suspension.Read More »
Growing up I was taught that here in the United States the government was basically designed to be the voice of its people, as well as do the bidding of its people. What happened to the old saying, “For the People, by the People”? Isn’t that what our revolutionary fathers fought and died for?Read More »
Arizona’s Clean Elections system may rise from the dead just long enough to slap the people who are dancing on its grave.
Rep. Ted Vogt, a Tucson Republican, plans to introduce a bill that would drastically raise the campaign contribution limits for privately funded candidates. But the voter-approved law that created the Clean Elections system may require a three-fourths vote in the Legislature to change the contribution limits, which could slam the door on a proposal that’s certain to face stiff opposition.
The Arizona Department of Health Services has released a 42-page draft of the rules that will dictate how the state’s medical marijuana program will operate.Read More »