Minority legislators today sent one loud message to the Independent Redistricting Commission: Keep their communities together in redrawing Arizona’s next legislative boundaries.Read More »
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It happens over and over, and yet I'm still always struck at how the "domino effect" shows up in politics.Read More »
Arizona Democrats have said they want a legislative map that will be used for the next decade to significantly increase the number of competitive districts in order to give more voters an actual choice when they go to ballot boxes every other November.Read More »
The Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest is asking the Arizona Court of Appeals to overturn a lower court ruling that upheld the constitutionality of recent cuts to the state’s Medicaid program.Read More »
Lawmakers are signaling that there won’t be any increases to the higher education budget, even as the Arizona Board of Regents works toward two goals that will require more money from the state – an end to tuition increases and a funding formula based on performance.Read More »
It looks like the Goldwater Institute will have a greater presence at the Legislature next session.Read More »
Arizonans responding to an open invitation from one of the state's legislative leaders overwhelmingly think lawmakers should reject all gifts, no matter how small.Read More »
A Capitol railbird today said the letter of support for Pearce that Biggs and Pierce are circulating among caucus members was a bad idea. “I would not have done that,” the longtime Capitol observer said.Read More »
Some of Arizona’s loudest and most influential voices in education will be silenced in future elections due to a law aimed squarely at keeping the Arizona School Boards Association off the campaign trail.
In response to ASBA’s financial largesse during the 2010 cycle on a couple of ballot measures, the Legislature passed HB2002, which prohibits school districts from spending money for membership in any association that attempts to influence the outcome of an election.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will likely move the state's presidential-preference election up a month to Jan. 31 to draw GOP candidates and national attention to the state.Read More »