The vote on the firearms omnibus bill was contentious in the Senate, but some of the measure’s backers are saying it will face a tougher fight in the House — if only because it could possibly be thwarted on the very first step.Read More »
Providing Arizona’s governor with an armed force that operates separately from the National Guard — and thus from federal control — is vital to the state’s continuing defense, some Republican lawmakers insist.Read More »
Arizona municipalities wouldn’t be able to run their own casinos if an Indian tribe follows through on its controversial plan to build one in the middle of the West Valley – and if a bill sponsored by Rep. Jack Harper becomes law.Read More »
The conservative principle of eliminating judicial merit selection now has a poster child for Sen. Ron Gould, a Lake Havasu City Republican, who on Jan. 31 filed a stack of proposals to change how Arizona chooses its judges.Read More »
The annual futility of efforts either to abolish Arizona’s tax on business equipment and machinery or to increase the exemption has not deterred the many critics of the tax. This year’s version, HCR 2006, takes a novel approach to formulating ...Read More »
Arizona’s gun advocates, usually gung-ho when discussing proposals to further ease gun restrictions, are turning down the volume, at least temporarily.Read More »
At the end of the year, it’s easy to look back and recognize the high points and low points. But often the most memorable moments are neither high nor low — they’re just ridiculous.
Immigration, gays in the military, abortion — these are all weighty topics. But in the hands of politicians, these subjects get pretty wild and, in some cases, twisted.
The year in memorable quotes from Arizona's political players.Read More »
A Republican senator who will be joining the House next year has brought along a familiar gun bill to his new chamber, even though it has failed three times in the past.Read More »
As Gov. Jan Brewer prepares for a session that will be dominated by budget deficits and taxes, she’ll have a new, experienced hand to help guide her following a recent staff shake-up that sent several of her top policy advisors to state agencies.Read More »