When Gov. Jan Brewer announced her proposal to expand Medicaid to the full amount advocated by the federal health care law, Republican leadership in the House and Senate received a fight they didn’t ask for, and one they didn’t know was coming.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.
Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin, a Republican from Paulden, withstood an attempt to topple him by Sen. Steve Smith, a Republican from Maricopa who was drafted into running for the position by his county party.Read More »
For the second year in a row, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill that would have allowed people to carry guns in government buildings. HB2729 would have required any government entity in Arizona to allow firearms in public buildings, unless the buildings had adequate security measures to ensure that no one could bring a gun inside.Read More »
Investigators are recommending expulsion for Rep. Daniel Patterson, the Arizona lawmaker accused of beating up his ex-girlfriend, saying he violated ethical standards and that he likely committed numerous other crimes.Read More »
This week's most outstanding quips, jibes and utterances.Read More »
Some state lawmakers are out to guarantee that hunters can use silencers. Others want to eliminate size limits on hunters’ gun magazines. One wants to outlaw hunting remotely by computer.Read More »
The redistricting commission's adopted draft map sets up some interesting match-ups.Read More »
Some districts packed with incumbentsSouthern Arizona Republicans may have a free-for-all in the 2012 primary after the Independent Redistricting Commission’s new legislative map packed six incumbents into the same district. Read More »
Failing to deliver an extension to unemployment benefits, the first day of the special session instead ended in recrimination that is once again threatening the fragile relationship between Gov. Jan Brewer and the Republican-led Legislature.Read More »