A group of conservative lawmakers backed by an influential policy think tank are picking a fight with public unions -- and the unions are fighting back.Read More »
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A major push is underway in Arizona to strike at the very heart of public unions by eliminating their ability to negotiate collective bargaining agreements. As envisioned, the prohibition would extend to all public-safety unions, including firefighter and police associations.Read More »
Flagstaff Democrat and former congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, in her bid to regain the seat she lost to Republican Paul Gosar in 2010, raised more than $200,000 in the last quarter of 2011.Read More »
Three bills to eliminate or reduce the capital gains tax cleared a House committee today, despite objections from Democrats that a reduction would be too costly for the state.Read More »
Sen. Steve Smith, a Republican from Maricopa, has reached a deal with a colleague to run for the House, a move that avoids what could have been a bruising primary slugfest for the Senate seat.Read More »
The old switcheroo.
Just when it seemed like the once-a-decade redistricting process was headed toward its conclusion, a truism in Arizona politics was reaffirmed Friday: Expect the unexpected.
While legislative Republicans have repeatedly castigated the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission for sometimes operating outside of the public’s view, House Speaker Andy Tobin’s counterproposal was written out of anyone’s view.Read More »
If Republicans go along with House Speaker Andy Tobin’s plan to force a special election that would seek to change the state’s legislative and congressional maps, it will cost Arizona more than $8 million.Read More »
Sen. Frank Antenori of Tucson today announced he is running for Congress to fill the vacancy created by the recent resignation of Congresswoman Gabriele Giffords.Read More »
Republican lawmakers’ dormant war with the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is flaring up anew, as House Speaker Andy Tobin has introduced a host of measures that would set a special election so voters could decide whether to use legislative and congressional maps drawn by the Legislature instead of those approved last month by the volunteer panel.Read More »