Friends and foes of the anti-union bills working their way through the Legislature may want to look at Gov. Jan Brewer’s record with public safety unions before they dub her the Scott Walker of the West.Read More »
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Public unions are avoiding a forceful confrontation with conservative lawmakers who are pushing for a slew of anti-union proposals – for now.
Instead of declaring an open war by organizing massive protests at the state Capitol — a tactic adopted by labor unions in Wisconsin who faced a similar threat last year — unions here have had a more tempered response.
A proposal to overturn a requirement for some schools to participate in a national program providing free and low-cost meals to students is advancing to the state House after Senators approved it Thursday.Read More »
The Republican who gave Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva a run for his money in 2010 won't try to unseat him again this year.Read More »
The state Senate has voted to confirm Republican Gov. Jan Brewer's appointment of Jay Heiler to the Arizona Board of Regents, with Democrats saying they're troubled by his past remarks about gays.Read More »
A proposed referral that would ask voters whether they wanted to eliminate the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission took its first step toward the November ballot Wednesday.Read More »
An Arizona Senate committee on Wednesday is to consider a Republican proposal to put redistricting back in the hands of state lawmakers and the governor.Read More »
An array of proposals that would significantly weaken public unions is advancing quickly and is now a step closer to getting the nod of the full Senate.Read More »
Republican senators were briefed today about major changes to the state’s personnel system that the governor is seeking.Read More »
Opponents of Arizona’s system of publicly financing candidate campaigns secured an important victory Monday, when a panel of lawmakers approved a ballot measure to eliminate it.Read More »