A veteran Republican politician and state government official is joining Gov. Jan Brewer's administration as the state's new top tax collector.Read More »
Arizona Capitol Times reporter Evan Wyloge talks about the latest lawsuit being filed over Arizona's new medical marijuana law and what it means for the heating legal battle that will play out over the next several months.Read More »
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is scheduled to visit the Grand Canyon on Monday and could announce changes for mining claims near the park.Read More »
The ACLU of Arizona filed a public records request with the Dept of Education yesterday, asking for records pertaining to the Mexican American Studies investigation, including all communications related to the program to or from the superintendent dating back to 2007, including those with lawmakers, political parties and state officials.Read More »
These are the members of the 1921-1922 Arizona Senate, the first chamber of the Arizona Legislature to be controlled by Republicans. The margin was just one vote, but that was certainly better for the Republicans than the make-up of the 1919-20 Senate, which was composed entirely of Democrats.Read More »
Not all Republicans are celebrating the special session as a victory over federal spending.
For representatives from rural areas, where unemployment is more than 20 percent in some pockets, it can be frustrating to hear their colleagues from urban centers like Phoenix denounce efforts to help the unemployed as unnecessary spending.
When national forests go up in flames, as they are doing across Arizona right now, the U.S. government turns to local firefighters to help contain the blazes.Read More »
For years, Arizona was touted as a good place to move for asthmatics and others who suffer from respiratory illnesses. Unfortunately that is no longer the case.Read More »
Ghosts of Clean Elections: Remaining law could be obstacle to increasing campaign contribution limits
If voters choose to permanently scrap public financing for campaigns in November 2012, proponents of higher campaign contribution limits may find themselves trying to answer a tricky question: How do you further the intent of a law that no longer exists?
They’re hoping they don’t have to find out.
Sen. Gail Griffin, a Republican from Hereford, was forced to evacuate her home this week as the Monument Fire rages through the canyons of Southern Arizona.Read More »