The House of Representatives released its committee assignments yesterday, leaving Democrats, who control 40 percent of the seats in the chamber, with 35.8 percent of the committee assignments. But Minority Leader Chad Campbell said the margins are still better than in previous years.Read More »
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Pima County has finally finished counting its election ballots while Maricopa County still has thousands to go.Read More »
The incoming class of lawmakers contains a relatively high number of new members — and like children heading to their first day of school, those newbies bring with them outside experiences, fresh ideas and optimism. But one thing they often don’t bring is a working knowledge of the issues and the process.Read More »
T.J. Shope, a Republican from Coolidge, and Juan Mendez, a Democrat from Tempe, share a lot in common.
Both are 27-year-old incoming state representatives. Both studied political science at Arizona State University and received bachelor’s degrees in 2008.
Fred DuVal is touring the state to promote his new book, and possibly a run for governor in 2014 as well.Read More »
A federal court order mean a challenge to Arizona's new map of legislative districts can proceed to trial, with a potential outcome that could affect the 2014 election.Read More »
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett is proposing a wholesale overhaul of the state's vote-counting system in the wake of embarrassing delays counting more than 630,000 ballots statewide from the Nov. 6 general election.Read More »
Pinal County’s position as a Democrat stronghold is gone as a new Republican domination took hold in the Nov. 6 election.Read More »
From philanthropists to business executives, Arizona’s elite dug deep into their pockets during an election season notable for the cash that filled campaigns coffers.Read More »
The incoming Senate minority leader, who is the first African-American woman to lead the Democratic caucus, is a pragmatist who is comfortable reaching across the aisle and is more inclined to resolve issues than pour gasoline on them.Read More »