Calling it the most important legislation Arizona has taken up in generations, Gov. Jan Brewer on Monday unveiled the details of the long-awaited Arizona Competitiveness Package, a raft of tax cuts and incentives that she said will boost job growth and make Arizona a haven for businesses.Read More »
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The retirement of U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl will likely set off a chain reaction, as Republicans and Democrats position themselves to run for the open seat.
Most political observers believe U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake, a Republican from Mesa, will soon announce he is running to replace Kyl. Other potential GOP candidates include U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, former U.S. Rep. John Shadegg and the entire slate of Republican statewide officeholders.
On Jan. 21, the Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources shut down operations when it ran out of money. However, the mines department’s governing board transferred custody of the department’s files and physical resources to the Arizona Geological Survey for one year, or until the Legislature takes further action, such as approving Gov. Jan Brewer’s proposal to consolidate the two agencies.Read More »
Despite Gov. Jan Brewer’s insistence to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that Arizona had followed every single one of her suggestions for cutting Medicaid costs, AHCCCS still provides several optional services that could be eliminated without running afoul of federal law.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and Attorney General Tom Horne plan to make an announcement Thursday about the state's efforts to defend its controversial immigration enforcement law.Read More »
The Department of Economic Security’s new director has no illusions about the challenges his agency faces as he prepares to take its helm.Read More »
State budget problems are prompting lawmakers to reconsider a lot of things, but the issue of crime and punishment has been too hot to touch, even if doing so would save money.Read More »
Ninth Floor staff and First Things First are quietly kicking around ideas for how the agency can help alleviate the budget crunch. The options, however, appear limited.Read More »
Brewer this week received the distinction of being named among the 20 People that Mattered in 2010 – by The Onion.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer's pleas for more federal troops on the border have largely fallen on deaf ears in Washington, D.C., and Sen. Jack Harper's plans for a state-run volunteer militia may meet the same fate on the Ninth Floor.Read More »