Two incongruent personalities. Two divergent political agendas. The stage is set for a showdown, and if that happens, Capitol insiders expect the 2011 legislative session to be an epic power struggle.Read More »
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Steve Zylstra attended four Arizona Commerce Authority subcommittee meetings over eight days last month to make absolutely sure the newly formed economic development agency got his message loud and clear.Read More »
Senate Republicans will push for a slew of tax cuts for businesses next year, part of a package aimed at attracting companies to Arizona.Read More »
Steve Lynn, former chair of the Independent Redistricting Commission, addresses a panel Nov. 16 that will choose nominees for the next commission.Read More »
The Arizona Capitol Times sat down with Republican party chairman Randy Pullen and Democratic party chairman Don Bivens to talk about the election results, their parties' fortunes and their professional futures.Read More »
When Don Bivens moved to Arizona in the late 1970s to begin practicing law, he asked people how he could get involved with the Democratic Party and quickly met a young politician named Terry Goddard who ushered him into the organization.
Since then, Bivens has stayed active in the party, ascending to party chairman in 2007.
Businesses that are hoping for immediate tax cuts from the Legislature next session should plan on being disappointed.
Even the most ardent tax cutters in the Legislature say it would be impossible to balance the budget next session while cutting corporate taxes.
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“When that bill comes up, if she votes against it, what are they going to be calling her on Fox News to talk about?” — Sen. Ron Gould, on why he believes Gov. Jan Brewer will sign Sen. Russell Pearce’s birthright-citizenship legislation.Read More »
A Phoenix boxing promoter pleaded guilty Nov. 18 to bilking a trainer out of $5,000 and trying to cover it up.Read More »
Arizona's unemployment rate is down.Read More »