While the mood at the state Capitol this past year might be best described as riotous, 2012 — the Chinese Year of the Dragon — was marked with fewer gaffes, catfights and over-the-top name calling among Arizona’s political elite.Read More »
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In the wake of the massacre that left 20 children dead at a Connecticut elementary school, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office wants to provide firearms training to one employee at every school.
Under the plan, which Attorney General Tom Horne announced today, every K-12 school in the state can designate its principal or another employee to receive extensive training to in firearms use and emergency response.
Gov. Jan Brewer slipped out of the country and into war-torn Afghanistan for a few days, visiting U.S. troops, including National Guard members from Arizona.Read More »
If Gov. Jan Brewer pushes for a state-run health insurance exchange or Medicaid expansion next session, there is little doubt that she’ll need more than just Republican votes.Read More »
The House of Representatives released its committee assignments yesterday, leaving Democrats, who control 40 percent of the seats in the chamber, with 35.8 percent of the committee assignments. But Minority Leader Chad Campbell said the margins are still better than in previous years.Read More »
House Democrats met behind closed doors on Nov. 8 to select their leadership, unanimously deciding to re-elect Rep. Chad Campbell of Phoenix, who ran unopposed for the House minority leader position.Read More »
Major changes in some of the biggest points of contention between Arizona and the federal government could be in the works, depending on whether Mitt Romney defeats President Obama on Nov. 6.Read More »
Rep. Katie Hobbs, a Democrat from Phoenix easily fended off a challenge from former Sen. Ken Cheuvront in the central Phoenix Legislative District 24 Senate race.Read More »
House Democratic Leader Chad Campbell and Rep. Lela Alston held back a challenge in Legislative District 24 from political newcomer Tom Nerini and Democratic activist Jean Cheuvront McDermott, the mother of former lawmaker and Senate candidate Ken Cheuvront.Read More »