This may be Gov. Jan Brewer’s last legislative session on the Ninth Floor, but denizens of the Capitol expect it to be a year like any other for her.Read More »
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After about two months of exploring, Fred DuVal formally announced his campaign for Arizona governor.Read More »
The biggest name in Democratic politics in Arizona won’t jump into the fray for the 2014 governor’s race. Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona told KPNX-TV (Channel 12) reporter Brahm Resnik in a Sunday interview that he won’t seek the Democratic nomination for governor.Read More »
Fred DuVal’s gubernatorial campaign is semi-official after filing an exploratory committee today, making him the first Democrat to test the waters for the state’s top office in 2014.Read More »
Native American nations don’t get a piece of state shared-revenue the way that cities counties do, and for decades they haven’t been able to change that. But a proposal in the Legislature could help make that elusive goal a reality.Read More »
Former Arizona Gov. Bruce Babbitt called for more active land preservation by the federal government Tuesday, criticizing what he called Washington’s neglect of public lands.Read More »
Burton Barr, who was memorialized when his name was given to the Phoenix Central Library, wrote the book on political wheeling and dealing in the Arizona Legislature.
But, even before Barr burst onto the Capitol scene in 1964, Harold Giss was pulling the legislative strings. Both were pragmatic practitioners of lawmaking.
This is State Sen. James E. Babbitt, member of the pioneer northern Arizona family and uncle of former governor and former Secretary of the Interior, Bruce Babbitt.Read More »
Democrats Bruce Babbitt and Wes Bolin represent the long and short of Arizona’s gubernatorial reigns.
Bolin, born Harvey Wesley Bolin in 1908, set a longevity record as Arizona secretary of state, serving almost 29 years, from 1949 to 1977. And when Raul Castro resigned as governor on Oct. 20, 1977, to become U.S. ambassador to Argentina, Bolin moved up to the Governor’s Office.
Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt is blasting as "radical" a Republican proposal to open up more than 50 million acres of public lands to logging and other development.Read More »