Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill to change Arizona's four public employee retirement systems.Read More »
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The man with the gavel insists the change is more superficial than substantive.
“Speaker Adams and I have a very similar record, similar style,” Andy Tobin, R-Paulden, said just minutes after he was officially installed as speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives at a special April 28 meeting.
This morning, the House Republicans chose their new leadership as former speaker Kirk Adams, R-Mesa, resigned in order to launch his bid for Congress.Read More »
House members will be coming to the floor Thursday to elect a new speaker as Kirk Adams, R-Mesa,will be soon stepping down from his position.Read More »
In what may be her least surprising vetoes of the year, Gov. Jan Brewer continued the annual rite of striking down legislation that would give the Legislature control of billions of dollars in federal funds that flow through the Governor’s Office.Read More »
A pair of Republican lawmakers was on the defense yesterday after bloggers began weaving a tale of conspiracy, alleging a piece of real estate legislation was killed in exchange for a lawsuit against one of the lawmakers being settled.
But according to the two lawmakers, the issue is an overblown case of coincidence and ignorance about the mechanics of how bills move through the Legislature.
Fiscal hawks who took the reins of the state government this year promised a new era of conservatism and delivered where it mattered most — by drafting a spending plan that rejected gimmickry in favor of significant cuts to core government services.
But the aftershocks of 2010’s Republican tsunami were also felt elsewhere, and this Legislature’s Tea Party leanings became the refrain for the 2011 legislative session.
While the battles Wisconsin Republicans waged against their state’s teachers unions dominated news coverage in a made-for-television drama, their legislative counterparts in Arizona moved against government employees with far less fanfare.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer's vetoes of a half-dozen bills sponsored by fellow Republicans are raising eyebrows, with some conservatives questioning whether she is still one of them.Read More »
Arizona lawmakers have approved a bill to recognize a Colt revolver as the state's official firearm.Read More »