Friends and foes of the anti-union bills working their way through the Legislature may want to look at Gov. Jan Brewer’s record with public safety unions before they dub her the Scott Walker of the West.Read More »
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The state Senate has voted to confirm Republican Gov. Jan Brewer's appointment of Jay Heiler to the Arizona Board of Regents, with Democrats saying they're troubled by his past remarks about gays.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is seeking to fundamentally alter the way state employees are hired, fired and managed.
In short, the governor wants to make it easier for administrators to hire and fire workers.
In a two-page outline of her “personnel reform” proposal, obtained by the Arizona Capitol Times today, newly hired rank-and-file employees would no longer be considered “covered,” meaning the state would strip away some protections and rights to appeal they are currently afforded.
A proposed referral that would ask voters whether they wanted to eliminate the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission took its first step toward the November ballot Wednesday.Read More »
The political tango over the shape of the state’s budget for the next few years has begun.
Legislative leaders met with Gov. Jan Brewer Tuesday, but the two sides couldn’t yet agree on how to proceed with crafting the state’s spending plan.
An Arizona Senate committee on Wednesday is to consider a Republican proposal to put redistricting back in the hands of state lawmakers and the governor.Read More »
An array of proposals that would significantly weaken public unions is advancing quickly and is now a step closer to getting the nod of the full Senate.Read More »
Republican senators were briefed today about major changes to the state’s personnel system that the governor is seeking.Read More »
The testimony heard by lawmakers on Monday was overwhelmingly against a proposal to allow guns on university and college campuses, but it was not enough to dissuade Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee from advancing the measure.Read More »
Three inmates on Arizona's death row have sued the governor, the state corrections director and those who conduct executions, arguing that a new execution protocol violates their constitutional rights.Read More »