A leader of a recall campaign targeting Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce says the effort may use all the time possible to collect voter signatures prior to a May 31 deadline to submit petitions.Read More »
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If this unfortunate legislative session has to be remembered in years to come, it will be recalled as a time that politicians put sideshows ahead of seriousness. Birther bills, birthright citizenship, and tea party license plates are great at getting partisan activists riled up.Read More »
Every circus has its sideshows. And this year, the state Capitol was crawling with them.
For the first time in more than a decade, lawmakers wrapped up their work in 100 days. And they did so in spite of distractions that came in the form of a roadside fracas that cost a Republican leader his post, a college football scandal that ensnared more than a dozen elected officials and a tragic shooting days before the session began that cast a pall over the entire process.
Friendly to faith-based legislation and deeply rooted in a small-government and fiscally disciplined philosophy, Arizona’s new legislators helped define and successfully push a conservative agenda at the Capitol.Read More »
On several occasions, the Senate majority leader voted with the losing side — and against the majority in his caucus.
Those occasions are a stark reminder that the man Republicans picked as caucus leader is a fiscal conservative with a libertarian streak, who backs or supports measures depending on how they hew to or diverge from his reading of the U.S. Constitution.
Jim Small, editor of the Yellow Sheet Report, has been named Arizona News Service editor. In his new position, Small will be responsible for overall editorial content of Arizona Capitol Times, azcapitoltimes.com, Yellow Sheet Report and Arizona Legislative Report.Read More »
Critics of state Senate President Russell Pearce say they're within striking distance of collecting enough petition signatures for what they hope would be a November recall election.Read More »
This week's most outstanding quotes.Read More »
One of two efforts to recall Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce has called it quits, claiming the other group is on the brink of collecting enough signatures.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed bills approving 11 new special license plates, including one to commemorate the tea party and send donations toward the movement.Read More »