Speaker of the House Kirk Adams let fly an accusation of religious discrimination Dec. 13 against a state commission that chooses nominees for the Independent Redistricting Commission. Adams said in a press release that it appears Christopher Gleason, a Tucson applicant for the Independent Redistricting Commission, was blocked by the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments because of his faith.Read More »
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Final campaign spending reports from the 2010 election season revealed desperation by ultimately unsuccessful candidates who loaned their campaigns large amounts of money, as well as aggressive spending by winning candidates who likely didn’t need it.Read More »
Republican legislative leaders aren't happy with their choices for the Independent Redistricting Commission and are asking that a nominating commission reconvene and reconsider.Read More »
Businesses that are hoping for immediate tax cuts from the Legislature next session should plan on being disappointed.
Even the most ardent tax cutters in the Legislature say it would be impossible to balance the budget next session while cutting corporate taxes.
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House Speaker Kirk Adams issued committee assignments Nov. 12, making Rep. Jerry Weiers chair of the powerful House Rules Committee.Read More »
By having 17 committees, Adams can give for virtually every experienced member of the caucus a chairmanship.Read More »
Rep. Debbie Lesko was elected House majority whip, beating Rep. David Stevens in the House Republicans' only contested leadership race. House Speaker Kirk Adams was uncontested in his bid for a second term in charge of the House. Rep. Andy Tobin, who served as majority whip last session, was unconsted in the race for majority leader.Read More »
A full list of the 50th Legislature membershipRead More »
Republicans are targeting four Democratic-held seats in the 30-member Senate, a coup that would give them supermajority control for the first time in Arizona’s history.Read More »
State lawmakers from both parties are calling for hearings to look into the escape of three violent inmates from a private prison in northwestern Arizona.Read More »