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.
Lawmakers enjoyed the relative shortness of their 100-day session, but they may pay for the handful of issues they left unaddressed with one or more special sessions.
Unemployment benefits, tax code changes and Gov. Jan Brewer’s personnel reform plan could bring legislators back to the Capitol.
The state's economic development director on Tuesday proposed that Arizona explore using publicly issued tax-exempt bonds to ease the flow of private investment dollars into business expansion projects into the state.Read More »
The purchase of a large custom estate in a desert community north of Phoenix has set off a wave of speculation that the buyer might be former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.Read More »
In regards to the article, “Commissioners eye free mapping software, say it could be used differently than creators intended” Arizona Capitol Times, May 8, we offer the following to address concerns noted by some of the members of Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission.Read More »
LD19 committeemen nominate 3 potential replacements for Adams, send picks to county board for final selection
After more than three hours of discussion, debate and voting, three potential replacements for former House Speaker Kirk Adams were chosen.Read More »
Two weeks ago the Republican Legislature wrapped up its business in only 100 days, a feat that was last accomplished over a decade ago and heralded by the media as if it was the main story line of this session.Read More »
Records from the past three legislative sessions point to a simple truism of the citizen-legislature model: The shorter the session, the better the attendance.
By keeping a 100-day session — the length prescribed by legislative rules — 27 of the Legislature’s 90 members voted on every bill that was brought to the floor, and only one lawmaker missed more than 20 percent of floor votes.