A handful of Democratic lawmakers held a press conference today to announce they are donating their special session paychecks to a nonprofit employment assistance organization and chastise their Republican colleagues for not extending federal unemployment benefits.Read More »
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The man with the gavel insists the change is more superficial than substantive.
“Speaker Adams and I have a very similar record, similar style,” Andy Tobin, R-Paulden, said just minutes after he was officially installed as speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives at a special April 28 meeting.
Conservative lawmakers who rose to power following the last election set the tone for this session and left significant marks on major pieces of legislation that have come to define the achievements and failures of Arizona’s 50th Legislature, which wrapped up the annual legislative session just as the sun was rising this morning.Read More »
Voters overwhelmingly approved a temporary sales tax increase last May to help balance the state budget, with the sales pitch emphasizing that approval would help protect funding for education and other services.Read More »
Uncomfortable with the sources of information voters have before judicial-retention elections, the Center for Arizona Policy is seeking more revealing electronic scorekeeping on judges’ rulings.Read More »
Having shrunk in number, Democrats are more forcefully positioning themselves as the public’s eyes and ears at the Capitol.Read More »
Democratic and Republican leaders from both chambers lay out some of their plans, hopes and concerns for the 2011 legislative session.Read More »
House Minority Leader Chad Campbell takes the reins of a Democratic caucus whose numbers are so depleted that it risks being reduced to observer status in the 50th Legislature.Read More »