Lawmakers have been briefed about a plan by Gov. Jan Brewer to remove state employees from the state’s merit system.Read More »
The Arizona House has approved a gun-rights bill that would generally let people take guns into government buildings without armed guards and metal detectors.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has until Monday to act on a bill that would permit carrying guns on public rights of way at Arizona public university and community college campuses.Read More »
Activists seeking to recall Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce say they're on track to collect enough signatures.Read More »
A senior Republican senator and proponent of controversial immigration bills has received a death threat.Read More »
In an impassioned appeal, the state’s university regents are asking Gov. Jan Brewer to veto a bill that will allow guns to be carried on limited areas of college campuses.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer's plan to help balance the state's budget by providing government-paid health care to fewer lower-income Arizonans is headed to court.Read More »
Fiscally conservative Republicans won the argument when the governor agreed to forego borrowing and other budget gimmicks to help shore up the state’s sagging revenues, and the budget-slashing proposal was also a vindication for legislators who saw themselves as lone voices in the wilderness, warning for many years that politicians’ appetite for spending would one day come back to haunt them.
But a bigger, perhaps more critical fight looms.
Caught between her vow to hold the line on education funding and a Legislature determined to structurally balance the budget for the first time in years, Gov. Jan Brewer prodded lawmakers to make compromises that gave both sides most of what they wanted.Read More »
The budget isn’t quite done yet.
Lawmakers are expected to vote again today on one of the budget bills that was originally approved last week after it was discovered they passed a version that included an amendment they never actually adopted.