This week's most outstanding utterances, gibes and quips.Read More »
I’d like to set the record straight due to the political intrigue and misinformation that have been ascribed to the recent special session on continuing the federal Extended Benefit (EB) Program until the end of the year in Arizona.Read More »
In his first real test in his new role, House Speaker Andy Tobin found himself battling Gov. Jan Brewer.
Six weeks after being chosen by his caucus, Tobin and Brewer squared off over an extension of unemployment insurance: Brewer wanted to extend the benefits by 20 weeks and make some limited reforms, while Tobin publicly challenged her to expand the special session to include corporate tax cuts and incentives aimed at stimulating job creation.
After back-to-back legislative sessions in which Gov. Jan Brewer and GOP lawmakers appeared to put their differences behind them, work as a team and strive for a common agenda, the failed special session on unemployment benefits threatens to poison a relationship that has already seen its share of discord.Read More »
For the second consecutive month, Arizona’s unemployment rate has dropped, according to figures released today by the Office of Employment and Population StatisticsRead More »
Dr. Michael Crow will continue to serve as president of Arizona State University for another six years, the Arizona Board of Regents announced today.Read More »
A federal judge says Arizona can proceed with its lawsuit against an Indian casino planned near Glendale.Read More »
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal has declared the Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican American Studies Program is illegal, citing an audit of the program his office commissioned earlier this year.Read More »
Elections officials in Maricopa County have so far verified as valid more than 8,000 signatures submitted by a group seeking to recall Senate President Russell Pearce.Read More »
No plans appear to be in the works for another special session on unemployment benefits, but Reagan said she expects Brewer, Pearce and Tobin to hammer out a deal and come back to the Capitol in a couple weeks.Read More »