About 40 people gathered outside the Arizona Legislature to urge lawmakers to keep 20 weeks of federally funded extended unemployment benefits flowing to thousands of Arizonans.Read More »
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Failing to deliver an extension to unemployment benefits, the first day of the special session instead ended in recrimination that is once again threatening the fragile relationship between Gov. Jan Brewer and the Republican-led Legislature.Read More »
As Ed Buck demonstrated, you can get away with jumping the gun on a recall attempt if the official you’re targeting is going to help your cause.Read More »
Baring the same determination she employed in pushing for a temporary sales tax hike, Gov. Jan Brewer called for a special session to be held on June 10 to extend aid to jobless Arizonans. But it's unclear whether the votes Brewer needs are there.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is proposing new eligibility requirements for some unemployment benefits recipients as she tries to entice Republican legislators to keep providing 20 weeks of extended benefits.Read More »
The U.S. Debt Limit, Homeland Security, Firefighter Funds, Mass-Transit Security, the GOP Libya Plan and the War Powers Act. See how Arizona's Congressional delegation voted on the issues this week.Read More »
With Rep. Steve Court’s ascension to majority leader, other lawmakers have been appointed to fill the seats he has left vacant on various committees.Read More »
Saying they have defied doomsayers and skeptics, a group filed Tuesday more than 18,000 signatures to recall Senate President Russell Pearce, a conservative lawmaker from Mesa who is nationally known for his anti-illegal immigration legislation.Read More »
It’s been almost like an annual rite since 2005. An Arizona congressman introduces a doomed bill to swap land owned by Resolution Copper for federal land beneath which sits one of the world’s largest deposits of copper.
U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, of Arizona’s 1st Congressional District, introduced this year’s version, which has those who have been longtime supporters of the swap optimistic.
The chorus of lawmakers calling for an overhaul of the Voter Protection Act quieted to a low murmur in 2011, but supporters say the dormant issue will be back on the Legislature’s agenda next year.
Several Republican legislators said they will revive their plans to change Proposition 105, the 1998 ballot measure that strictly limits the Legislature’s ability to tamper with voter-approved measures.