Many people have asked me whether I believe there is a real chance for bipartisanship, political civility and statesmanship to prevail in our current political climate. They are surprised when I say, “yes!”Read More »
By changing your environment, it doesn’t always mean your troubles suddenly disappear. In fact, they usually follow.Read More »
A Democrat legislator says Republican Gov. Jan Brewer's proposal to repurchase three high-profile state buildings that the state sold to help close budget shortfalls is misguided.Read More »
Building on last year's big "competitiveness" package of tax cuts for businesses, Republican Gov. Jan Brewer is offering a new, smaller package of proposed changes that she says will address so-called "problem areas."Read More »
One of Arizona’s more notorious bills from last session will be resurrected this year.
Rep. Carl Seel, R-Phoenix, plans to introduce a new version of his so-called “birther” bill that was vetoed last year by Gov. Jan Brewer.
A proposed referendum would ask voters to amend the Arizona Constitution to delete the partial immunity from arrest that is now granted to state legislators during and right before sessions.Read More »
A panel of lawmakers today unanimously approved legislation to ensure that congressional candidates can gather signatures using the boundaries of their old districts, as well as in new ones.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer said Monday that Arizona should celebrate the its approaching Feb. 14 centennial and the state's improving finances by buying back several high-profile state buildings that were sold to close earlier budget shortfalls.Read More »
The Joint Legislative Budget Committee is seeking budget documents from the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission for an audit requested by House Speaker Andy Tobin.Read More »
For two days, I watched Scott Bundgaard listen to witness after witness give testimony that contradicted what he said happened during a freeway fight he had with his then-girlfriend in February of last year. But what baffled me, and no doubt many other reporters who covered the ethics investigation into his conduct that night, was not that he ultimately decided to resign his seat.Read More »