Rich Crandall's Arizona state Senate seat was declared vacant by Senate President Andy Biggs on Aug. 22, days after Crandall notified Biggs that his resignation won’t take effect until midnight on Aug. 31. Biggs cited a portion of Arizona law that declares a legislative office can be deemed vacant now that Crandall is no longer a resident of the district.Read More »
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Senator stays on state payroll while working new job in Wyoming
Arizona Sen. Rich Crandall won’t resign from the state Senate until Aug. 31 in order to maintain health insurance coverage for two of his children.
If conservative activists manage to refer Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan to the ballot, their chances of getting voters to overturn it are grim, according to a new poll by the pro-expansion Restoring Arizona organization.Read More »
When lawmakers rolled several controversial elections changes into one jam-packed omnibus bill and approved it in the final moments of the legislative session, a coalition of disparate political groups coalesced around a single goal: to stop the bill from becoming law.Read More »
State Treasurer Doug Ducey filed an exploratory committee for the 2014 governor’s race, taking the first steps toward his widely expected candidacy for the state’s highest office.Read More »
A GOP attorney who is challenging Arizona’s legislative maps said a federal judge should retroactively apply the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that scrapped the preclearance requirement of the Voting Rights Act, even though Arizona was still subject to the law when the maps were implemented.Read More »
Push for same-sex marriage initiative comes from the right
Erin Ogletree Simpson has been a Republican her whole life, but a year and a half ago, she had a realization that put her at odds with her party.
Simpson discovered that she is gay.
A poll commissioned by the National Republican Congressional Committee shows potential GOP challenger Martha McSally in a dead heat with Democratic Congressman Ron Barber.Read More »
Doug Cole, a longtime lobbyist and veteran of the Capitol, said freshmen used to simply fall in line with leadership and sit on the back bench to learn during a session or two.Read More »
Long before casting their votes for Medicaid expansion and a bipartisan budget proposal, Republican lawmakers who chose to support Gov. Jan Brewer had been issued a warning: Vote yes at your own risk.Read More »