SB1062 forced the Arizona business community to push back against Republicans in the Legislature and take a more active role in opposing legislation many viewed as bad for business and Arizona’s image. And while maintaining the bill was mischaracterized following the outcry over the intent, some Republican leaders were wary to take on other headline-grabbing controversial measures this year.Read More »
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Week of January 6-10 Known as “hell week” around the Capitol, the week before the legislative session was when lawmakers were focused on raising campaign contributions and held at least three dozen fundraisers. Meanwhile, lawmakers were slow to pre-file their ...Read More »
Arizona state Sen. Michele Reagan has filed nominating petitions to run as a Republican in the race for secretary of state.Read More »
A former executive for internet company GoDaddy has filed nominating petitions to enter the Republican primary for Arizona governor.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer sighed deeply as she prepared to address the Court of Appeals ruling that injected new life into legal challenge against her prized Medicaid expansion plan.Read More »
Hundreds of people rallied around the Capitol in February urging Gov. Jan Brewer to veto a controversial religious liberties bill, and the crowd broke out in elation when the governor announced she had broken out her veto stamp for the first time this year to knock down the bill.Read More »
Comparing Andy Biggs to Harry Reid: Sarah Palin blasts Arizona Senate president’s stand on constitutional convention
Arizona’s Senate president is under fire from an unlikely source within his own political party: Sarah PalinRead More »
As a primary field becomes more crowded, the portion of votes needed to win the nomination becomes smaller and smaller. With as many as seven or eight Republican gubernatorial candidates on the ballot this year, any advantage can help lead to a win.
For some, the advantage may be geography.
Plans to create a veterinary school at the University of Arizona have hit a roadblock as state lawmakers approved just enough money to tease the idea but not enough to actually make it happen.Read More »
Arizonans tired of the politics surrounding the once-a-decade legislative and congressional redistricting process voted to pull the job from the Legislature in 2000 and give it to an independent commission. But getting politics out of the high-stakes game has proven difficult.Read More »