Phoenix may be one of the big losers in the redistricting process. Most of the Valley's growth in the past decade was outside of the city proper, and the inner-city majority Dem districts like LD14 and LD15 actually lost residents.Read More »
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If the Arizona Senate was a car, its fuel source would be defiance of the federal government.Read More »
“I liked the tax portions of the jobs bill but didn’t care for the jobs portion of that bill.” — Sen. Andy Biggs, on his opposition to tax credits.Read More »
Private-sector unions have a long history in America, and apart from occasional problems involving union violence, mob racketeering, and intimidation by union bosses of rank-and-file workers, they have often served as a legitimate part of the American workplace.Read More »
No doubt to his dismay, former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is shining a high-beam light on Arizona’s new system of disciplining attorneys.
The system, which took effect Jan. 1, eliminated steps from the process and added more laymen to the decision-making, and is so new that Thomas is only the second lawyer to be strapped with a complaint.
Sen. Steve Gallardo, a Phoenix Democrat, gestures during an impassioned speech on the Senate floor. Gallardo and some of his Senate Democratic colleagues occasionally use humor to lampoon bills they dislike, but have no power to stop.Read More »
The vote on the firearms omnibus bill was contentious in the Senate, but some of the measure’s backers are saying it will face a tougher fight in the House — if only because it could possibly be thwarted on the very first step.Read More »
The fallout from a domestic violence incident on the side of a Phoenix freeway last month has escalated into a mess that is imperiling the legislative career of one of Arizona’s most powerful politicians.Read More »
A bill to ban texting while driving is advancing in the Arizona Senate.Read More »
Figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau Thursday show Pinal County grew faster than any other in the state between 2000 and 2010, with the tiny town of Maricopa leading with a giant 4,000 percent population increase.Read More »