Sen. John McCain said last month he's considering running for a sixth term in 2016 and now the Arizona Republican is taking a step toward doing that.Read More »
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber said has yet to decide whether he’ll run for reelection in 2014.Read More »
Huge Arizona legislative districts spur debate about costs, meeting constituents’ needs
As lawmakers and hopeful candidates embark on their 2014 campaigns, many would probably be surprised to learn that they are running for some of the most populous legislative districts in the United States.
Arizona business leaders were in Washington to lobby the state’s congressional delegation on immigration reform Tuesday, just the latest in a string of groups trying to pressure Congress on the issue.Read More »
Ambulance industry could face battle over competition next session
An ad hoc committee on the ambulance, medical and social service transportation industry set the stage for what could become a contentious debate over ambulance laws in 2014.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would stop the Tohono O'odham Nation from building a casino in the Glendale area.Read More »
Any immigration reform plan that makes it through Congress must include a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants currently in the country, Sen. John McCain said during an immigration forum in Mesa today.Read More »
A study by the Arizona Legislature's independent financial analysts shows Gov. Jan Brewer's proposed overhaul of the state's sales tax collection system could cost the general fund nearly $140 million a year. A second new study by an outside group puts the number at $125 million.Read More »
Law enforcement agencies in Arizona would need search warrants before using unmanned aircraft to gather evidence if a measure being debated by the state House of Representatives becomes law.Read More »
Jerry Lewis, the Republican who rose to fame by defeating Russell Pearce two years ago, lost his Senate seat in 2012 partly because his crossover appeal to Latinos did not translate into votes for him, an analysis of the results of the November elections showed.Read More »