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Incoming senator battles to open up the budget process (access required)

Sen. Jeff Dial of Chandler. (Photo by Alyson Zepeda/Cronkite News)

Try to change Arizona’s budget-making process, and you’re bound to bruise a few egos. Sen.-elect Jeff Dial found that out the hard way this week, as word of his proposal to bring back appropriations subcommittees – once a staple of the budget process for Arizona lawmakers – spread throughout the Capitol.

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Brnovich builds on primary upset, tops Rotellini in AG’s race (access required)

Republican Mark Brnovich and Democrat Felecia Rotellini will square off for the Arizona Attorney General's Office.

Mark Brnovich’s supporters in the Republican primary cast him as the best hope of keeping the Attorney General’s Office in GOP hands following years of scandal from incumbent Tom Horne. The former prosecutor delivered on that optimism as he defeated Democrat Felecia Rotellini in one of Arizona’s most hard-fought statewide contests.

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