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 »
Conservative lawmakers who rose to power following the last election set the tone for this session and left significant marks on major pieces of legislation that have come to define the achievements and failures of Arizona’s 50th Legislature, which wrapped up the annual legislative session just as the sun was rising this morning.Read More »
Former Arizona congressman Matt Salmon has announced that he is a candidate for his old job.
Salmon says he is running for the 6th Congressional District representing Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek and Apache Junction because he believes his experience is needed in Washington.
The Arizona House has given preliminary approval to a bill recognizing a Colt revolver as the state's official firearm.Read More »
Expect to hear a lot about the House GOP's budget blueprint going into next year's elections, particularly in Arizona, Nevada and wherever else Republican representatives hope to make the jump to the U.S. SenateRead More »