Allowing owners of foreclosed homes to remain as renters for at least a year would stabilize neighborhoods and minimize the fallout for families, a state lawmaker contends.Read More »
The Goldwater Institute is among the most powerful public-policy groups in Arizona.
The organization’s employees draft legislation, regularly meet with lawmakers and testify before committee hearings at the state Capitol. The group even advocated for the call of a 2010 special session in which lawmakers sought to give workers the right to a secret ballot in union elections.
But the institute’s officials bristle at the suggestion that the organization has more than one lobbyist on its staff.
Gov. Jan Brewer wants legislators to act in special session to prevent a cutoff of 20 weeks of extended unemployment benefits that are now at risk because Arizona's unemployment rate has dropped.Read More »
Five years after it became a political football in a gubernatorial race and four years after it was initially altered, the state’s Sept. 11 monument was once again the target of a Republican lawmaker with a personal connection to the terrorist attacks.Read More »
Individuals and employers in Arizona would be able to buy health insurance policies across state lines under legislation that would excuse out-of-state insurers and possibly in-state ones from Arizona's coverage mandates.Read More »
If Arizona Democrats thought nothing could be worse than the 2010 election results, they might want to hold their collective breath as the Independent Redistricting Commission gets to work.Read More »
When the 50th Legislature opened for business on Jan. 10, it was younger and had more women, but fewer Hispanics.Read More »
A full list of the 50th Legislature membershipRead More »
Half of the Senate is being replaced next year, but its tone and ideological temperament aren’t likely to change much from the group that was elected two years ago.Read More »
After losing a two-year, multimillion-dollar battle with voters and lawmakers, Arizona’s payday lenders are fighting for their lives.Read More »