The year in memorable quotes from Arizona's political players.Read More »
The 2011 legislative session will begin a few days early for two Arizona lawmakers who will be in Washington D.C. for the unveiling of legislation intended to end birthright citizenship.Read More »
The guns-on-campus bill is back. And John Kavanagh has a new plan to stop an education association from using taxpayer money to influence elections.
Both proposals were among the 20 bills that lawmakers had filed as of Dec. 22 in anticipation of the upcoming legislative session, which will kick off Jan. 10.
Rep. John Kavanagh, who backed this year's ballot measure to sweep hundreds of millions of dollars from a childhood development agency, has a message for an education group that opposed the effort: You don’t kick a hornet’s nest without risking a sting.Read More »
The Arizona State Land Department will get to keep its staff and operations intact through the end of the fiscal year, following a ruling from the state Court of Appeals Wednesday.Read More »
Cash-short Arizona's budget troubles could put the state's Medicaid program on the chopping block again, with the possibility of hundreds of thousands of low-income people losing their government-funded health care.Read More »
An alcoholic’s first step toward recovery is to admit being powerless to stop drinking even though it’s making life unmanageable.
Now a Tucson lawmaker wants to use the same approach to the state’s addiction to borrowing.
Rep. Vic Williams, a Republican from Tucson, said he plans to introduce a bill that would require the state to report annually all borrowing, as well as effect it will have on the state’s general fund.
“This is still Senator Pearce’s baby, no pun intended.” – Rep. John Kavanagh, when asked to comment on Russell Pearce’s birthright-citizenship bill.Read More »
Legislators say public expectations are one of the challenges they face as states' budget troubles continue.Read More »
Like many states grappling with record-breaking budget deficits, Arizona has had to cut back on its health care and social services. What makes Arizona unique is the extent it has gone to save money — by restricting coverage of certain transplant procedures, arguing that they are optional or palliative. Yet the cuts are putting vulnerable Arizonans at risk of dying without the money to pay for procedures that may save their lives.Read More »