It’s Christmas in August. I couldn’t be more excited that wealthy Mesa investor and businessman Wil Cardon announced last week that he was going to challenge Jeff Flake for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate.Read More »
If we are to take her staff’s word for it, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will retain — at least — her Democratic seat in Congress in 2012.
In the best-case scenario, she would be the heavy front-runner in a U.S. Senate race with Republican Congressman Jeff Flake, whose early entry into the contest has thus far scared off all other GOP contenders.
WASHINGTON – Arizona’s congressional delegation voted overwhelmingly Monday to oppose a bill to raise the debt limit, which nonetheless passed the House by a comfortable margin and could be taken up by the Senate Tuesday.Read More »
The Commission on Privatization and Efficiency released its long-awaited report, nearly eight months after it was originally scheduled for completion.Read More »
The Independent Redistricting Commission was crafted to give the power to draw political maps to an appointed panel, free from political shackles. But now months behind the pace set by the previous IRC, there is a very real possibility that the job may fall to a panel of federal judges.Read More »
A handful of Democratic lawmakers held a press conference today to announce they are donating their special session paychecks to a nonprofit employment assistance organization and chastise their Republican colleagues for not extending federal unemployment benefits.Read More »
Rep. Chester Crandell, a Heber Republican, is pushing a system of school finance reform of his own making that would pay school districts as students reach certain levels of achievement.Read More »
Sen. John McCain says he's "puzzled" that there's a controversy surrounding remarks he made suggesting illegal immigrants were responsible for some of the massive wildfire in eastern Arizona.Read More »
These are the members of the 1921-1922 Arizona Senate, the first chamber of the Arizona Legislature to be controlled by Republicans. The margin was just one vote, but that was certainly better for the Republicans than the make-up of the 1919-20 Senate, which was composed entirely of Democrats.Read More »
A Republican state representative with a history of making controversial statements today called for the state Senate to exercise a constitutional provision and remove a Democratic legislator he deemed “a cancer.”Read More »