“Honeymoon” seems almost too soft a word to use to describe Gov. Doug Ducey’s relationship with the Republican-led Legislature in his first session.Read More »
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Some conservative Republicans want to drag must-pass spending bills into their fight with President Barack Obama over his planned executive action on immigration, inviting comparisons to last year's shutdown showdown over the health care law.Read More »
The battle over the heart and soul of the Republican Party is raging in a beige, West Valley ballroom. Republican Reps. Darin Mitchell and Steve Montenegro sit on the stage with Litchfield Park City Councilwoman Diane Landis, a Republican who is challenging the incumbent team in the primary election for one of the two House seats in Legislative District 13.Read More »
There was a reason why yesterday’s first day of special session got off to a slow start – Biggs and other conservative lawmakers wanted to hold back some of the funding for more staffers until certain benchmarks were met, our reporter was told.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is hitting the fundraising trail again for an independent expenditure committee that is expected to help the Republican lawmakers who backed her Medicaid expansion plan.Read More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects for comprehensive immigration legislation this year grew murkier on the eve of an all-out push by a coalition of business, religious and law enforcement to convince the House to overhaul the decades-old system.Read More »
Horne could face bloody, expensive battle in 2014 attorney general race
Tom Horne has long maintained that he’s innocent of the campaign finance allegations against him, but he may not get a chance to prove it until after voters have decided whether to give him a second term as attorney general.
WASHINGTON — The Republican Party, having lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, confronts a dilemma that's easier to describe than to solve: How can it broaden its appeal to up-for-grabs voters without alienating its conservative base?Read More »
Already steeped in the battle over abortion and contraception in health plans, social conservatives have also ramped up their efforts to advance religious expression in the public square, taking advantage of the dominance of policymakers at the state Capitol with similar impulses.Read More »
Fiscal hawks who took the reins of the state government this year promised a new era of conservatism and delivered where it mattered most — by drafting a spending plan that rejected gimmickry in favor of significant cuts to core government services.
But the aftershocks of 2010’s Republican tsunami were also felt elsewhere, and this Legislature’s Tea Party leanings became the refrain for the 2011 legislative session.