Senate Democrats gained a vote on the committee first responsible for approving a budget, but lost voting power on two other committees for the upcoming 2017 Legislative Session.Read More »
Democrats and Latino groups at a press conference today called for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to resign, but admitting the call will fall on deaf ears, they also offered a more realistic option.Read More »
Gov. Brewer’s fight for AHCCCS expansion puts her in an unusual alliance
While Gov. Jan Brewer has spent months fighting for Republican support for her Medicaid expansion plan, Democratic lawmakers who are expected to provide the bulk of the votes are waiting on the sidelines.
Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed legislation aimed at forcing health care providers to publicly show their prices, a move that the bill’s sponsor said was disappointing and surprising considering the Ninth Floor’s lack of objections while she and the governor’s staff worked on the bill throughout the session.Read More »
As national leaders rev up the debate on border security and immigration reform, Arizona Democrats are fighting a losing battle in the Legislature to reopen the discussion on how this border state treats illegal immigrants.Read More »
Hoping to lessen the crush of provisional ballots that delayed the final tally after the November election, the new Senate Elections Committee took its first step in changing the laws governing Arizona’s Permanent Early Voter List.Read More »
An advocacy group urged Democratic lawmakers Tuesday to focus on prevention as a key to curbing a state crisis in child safety.Read More »