This is one of a series of biographical sketches Cronkite News Service is producing about new members of the Arizona State Legislature. Each follows this format and includes a mugshot and video.Read More »
Despite strong objections from Democrats and some Republicans, the Senate leadership Tuesday evening pushed ahead to debate the jobs bill, a maneuver that moves the business-tax-cutting legislation closer to passage.
Having cleared the debate, the bill now goes to the full Senate for a formal “aye” or “nay” vote, which is expected on Wednesday, Feb. 16.
Whether the measure has sufficient support to pass — it needs only 16 votes — is uncertain.
U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake of Arizona announced Monday he is a candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 2012.Read More »
At first, Sen. Michele Reagan, R-Scottsdale, thought her fake ID and "blunt wrap" bill would sail through the Senate. But that second part landed the bill in the middle of an ugly feud between a national group of cigar manufacturers and one of its members.Read More »
Filling legislative vacancies, which now ends up in the hands of boards of county supervisors, would become totally the responsibility of political party operatives if a bill proposed by Rep. David Gowan, R-Sierra Vista, becomes law.Read More »
While the U.S. House of Representatives is on recess this week, Arizona will play host to more than just its own congressional delegation, as House Speaker Boehner will be in the state for a fundraiser.Read More »
‘A guy named Prescott Winslow lost in Winslow. Why was that?’ — Andrei Cherny, on Democrats’ poor showing in the 2010 election.Read More »
Arizona's Republican chairman elections are behind them, but now comes the hard part: the charting of the future of a party apparatus that boasts of electoral victories, but falls short in fundraising. And with Tom Morrissey now in charge of the state GOP, questions abound as to whether Republicans can overcome the growing can’t-be-too-far-right mood that mocks moderates and scares off big-money contributors.Read More »
Faced with the task of bringing his party back from the worst defeat in its history, newly elected Arizona Democratic Party Chairman Andrei Cherny is looking toward the center.Read More »
House minority leader David Schapira is pushing to add philosophy to a list of courses that qualify schools for grants under a program intended to make Arizona students more competitive.Read More »