Ron Barber, an aide to former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who was wounded in the shooting attack that forced her resignation from Congress, announced his candidacy today for the special election to finish the congresswoman’s term.Read More »
Matt Salmon has won the endorsement of the entire Arizona Senate Republican leadership team and a majority of the Senate’s GOP caucus, even though his opponent was serving at the Legislature with them less than a year ago.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.
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.
Republican senators were briefed today about major changes to the state’s personnel system that the governor is seeking.Read More »
Allowing owners of foreclosed homes to remain as renters for at least a year would stabilize neighborhoods and minimize the fallout for families, a state lawmaker contends.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer last year rejected a proposal that would have allowed guns on campuses because it lacked “clarity.”
This year, gun proponents have revived the proposal — minus the provisions that led to Brewer’s veto.
Republican legislators are striving to mark Arizona’s centennial with a fundamental change to how the state spends its money that would effectively shackle future Legislatures from creating any new government program unless they found a corresponding place to cut spending.Read More »
The expenditures listed on campaign finance reports for political parties typically are what you would expect: salaries, office and travel expenses, website development, bank fees, polling, rental fees for events and political consulting fees. Something stands out, however, on the Arizona Republican Party’s state campaign finance report.Read More »
The Arizona Senate has approved a bill creating a tax credit for motion picture production in the state.Read More »