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 »
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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 »
In a matter of hours, a dispute over a single word transformed a minor reform of county personnel systems into a full-blown overhaul.
County officials across the state are wary of a bill that many say was pushed through too hastily in the middle of the legislative session’s final night, with little input from the counties themselves. The bill wasn’t vetted properly, critics said, and is ripe for far-reaching unintended consequences.
This morning, the House Republicans chose their new leadership as former speaker Kirk Adams, R-Mesa, resigned in order to launch his bid for Congress.Read More »
It’s a near certainty that House Majority Leader Andy Tobin will be elevated to speaker of the House when lawmakers gather for an emergency session to replace outgoing House Speaker Kirk Adams.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill to allow guns to be carried on public rights of way on public university and community college campuses.Read More »