Changing legislative primaries so the top vote-getters, regardless of party, advance to the general election would cut down on polarizing legislation, make districts more competitive and further engage Arizona’s growing number of independent voters, according to a report by a nonpartisan research group.Read More »
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Supporters of the five controversial immigration measures that the Senate killed on Thursday made no attempt to revive the measures on Monday.
As a result, the bills are dead — but the ideas may still be resurrected.
Senate Republicans are expected to revisit on Tuesday the issue surrounding calls by some members for Senate Majority Leader Scott Bundgaard to relinquish his leadership position following a physical altercation with his then-girlfriend, Aubry Ballard, last month.Read More »
The Arizona Legislative Latino Caucus today made it clear they believe maintaining districts that are practically guaranteed to send Hispanic lawmakers to the Legislature is more important than creating competitive districts.Read More »
Ron Carmichael told our reporter he believes his endorsements from Kyl, Adams, Shadegg and other GOP elected officials ultimately cost him the Republican Party chairman's election on Saturday.Read More »
Many Republicans are concerned about Morrissey's ability to do what is required as chairman, especially in the fundraising arena.Read More »
After a day of argument over procedure and bylaws, Andrei Cherny survived a challenge to his eligibility and was elected chairman of the Arizona Democratic Party.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature likely will start a special session on Wednesday so lawmakers can consider asking the federal government to allow Arizona to drastically reduce medical coverage for its residents.Read More »
A lawmaker who will sponsor Arizona legislation targeting automatic citizenship granted to U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants says it should be considered early in the annual session that begins Monday.Read More »
State House Appropriations Chairman John Kavanagh says a promised review of a controversial cut of medical transplant funding will be part of a budget hearing for the state's Medicaid program.Read More »