The special session on the budget and Medicaid expansion was the product of a five-month battle that took more twists and turns than a rattlesnake on a blistering sidewalk.Read More »
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A relationship that has seen Gov. Jan Brewer and the Center for Arizona Policy in nearly perfect agreement for four years is showing signs of strain after the social conservative powerhouse took aim at the governor’s prized Medicaid expansion plan.Read More »
When discussing the progress made in budget negotiations so far this year, Senate President Andy Biggs reminded the Arizona Capitol Times that patience is a virtue.Read More »
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will be in southern Arizona this week to see security operations at the border.Read More »
The former Arizona director of a leading tea party group says he has scrapped plans to deliver Valentine’s Day cards that featured murderous dictators including Adolf Hitler to Republican lawmakers believed to oppose anti-union legislation.Read More »
House Democrats introduced their fiscal 2014 budget proposal on Monday, touting it as a more responsible, compassionate echo of the governor’s plan for the coming year.Read More »
The pledge that for years has been a holy grail of anti-tax conservatism is dwindling in popularity at the Copper Dome.
Only 11 lawmakers, including just one of 17 Republicans in the Senate, have signed the Americans for Tax Reform’s Taxpayer Protection Pledge. Only two of the 14 new Republican lawmakers this session have signed.
An attorney for former legislative staffer John Mills asked a U.S. District Court judge to dismiss a 15-count indictment because the way Mills used the money he stole from a campaign account doesn’t amount to federal wire fraud.Read More »
Two Republican lawmakers are taking slightly different tacks in their efforts to affirm Arizona students’ loyalty to their country.
One wants mandatory compliance. The other started out with the same idea, but has since had a change of heart.
Although some Republicans have blindly thrown their support behind Arpaio, others show a bit more hesitation.Read More »