Republican anger against the Arizona Supreme Court over its ruling in last year’s redistricting case is fierce, but wasn’t enough to push through a trio of bills that sought to retaliate against the judiciary, including the perennial conservative goal of forcing the direct election of judges.Read More »
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The chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee said Tuesday he is considering banning all public testimony when lawmakers take up the state budget later this year.
This week's most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances.Read More »
The secretary of state’s lobbying records this week showed that a Donald “D.J.” Shooter recently registered as a lobbyist for the departments of Financial Institutions and Real Estate.Read More »
Gallardo today called Pearce’s appointment of Shooter “reckless.” He said even though he’s a seven-year veteran of the Capitol, he has a hard time getting his arms around the budget.Read More »
It happens over and over, and yet I'm still always struck at how the "domino effect" shows up in politics.Read More »
In a move that reinforces the rise of the conservative wing of the Republican caucus, Senate President Russell Pearce today appointed a freshman lawmaker with Tea Party roots to head the influential Senate Appropriations Committee.Read More »