Gibson McKay does a little bit of everything – polling, lobbying, public relations, campaigns – and he loves it all.Read More »
It’s been 28 days since her last infusion of powerful chemicals to fight her cancer and Laura Knaperek settles in for another one. She’s not letting up on her political consulting tasks, one of which is leading one of two campaigns to pass Proposition 303.Read More »
If the number of bills that have been pre-filed in advance of Arizona’s 2014 legislative session are any indication, lawmakers won’t have much to do at the Copper Dome this year.Read More »
Lone Democrat outweighed by crowded Republican field for governor
Next year’s primary is shaping up to be the hottest contest for a Republican gubernatorial nomination in more than 20 years.
On the surface, all appeared well among Democrats in the Senate. The 13-member minority caucus had a common cause to unite around in Medicaid expansion during the 2013 legislative session and was able to form a new majority in the Senate chamber by joining forces with a few breakaway Republican lawmakers.Read More »
So-called hell week, the annual spate of fundraisers before the start of the legislative session, may get more hellish for lobbyists because of new campaign finance rules that allow contributors to give far more money.Read More »
The struggling Arizona racing industry is hoping it can sell lawmakers on a proposal to help racetracks stay open and give the state hundreds of millions of dollars in new revenue. But the idea faces resistance on several fronts, as it would expand gambling by allowing "racinos" and by lifting limits on tribal casinos.Read More »