Gov. Jan Brewer’s plan to turn Child Protective Services into a standalone division that reports directly to her office received broad support following her State of the State address. But advocates, experts and lawmakers warned it is only a first step in reforming the troubled agency.Read More »
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As Arizona’s economy rebounds and revenues stabilize, Gov. Jan Brewer and legislators can finally focus on more traditional policy debates, instead of mightily trying to save a sinking fiscal ship.Read More »
Rep. Adam Kwasman, R-Oro Valley, introduced legislation today that would repeal Arizona’s Medicaid expansion, reversing the outcome of the most contentious legislative fight of 2013.Read More »
An Arizona lawmaker wants the state constitution amended to allow cuts to public employee pensions and increases in employee contributions if the systems are badly underfunded.Read More »
A fight is brewing at the Capitol over how much new money – if any – to give to the state university system.Read More »
Early voting in the 2014 primary begins in nine months, and candidates are already firing up their campaigns.Read More »
Clear path to general election provides a boost to DuVal, but …
After five Republican gubernatorial hopefuls held their first candidate forum, some observers said the big winner was a candidate who wasn’t in the room — Democratic nominee-in-waiting Fred DuVal.
Social media has seen a flurry of reactions to the #shutdown over #Obamacare, the #debtceiling, or whatever lawmakers, pundits and political observers choose to blame for the federal government closing its doors since Oct. 1.Read More »
Barton gains nationwide notoriety for observations on Hitler, Obama
In a telephone interview with the Arizona Capitol Times, Barton stood by the comments, saying the comparison between Obama and Hitler was apt, at least in their style of leadership.
This week's most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances from Arizona's political scene.Read More »