The new chair of the National Governors Association is warning the largest group of new governors in U.S. history that the role of governor has changed dramatically over the past decade.Read More »
Two incongruent personalities. Two divergent political agendas. The stage is set for a showdown, and if that happens, Capitol insiders expect the 2011 legislative session to be an epic power struggle.Read More »
Two former gubernatorial candidates could also take the plunge and enter the race: Munger and Parker both appear to be readying themselves for bids.Read More »
Steve Lynn, former chair of the Independent Redistricting Commission, addresses a panel Nov. 16 that will choose nominees for the next commission.Read More »
The Arizona Capitol Times sat down with Republican party chairman Randy Pullen and Democratic party chairman Don Bivens to talk about the election results, their parties' fortunes and their professional futures.Read More »
When Don Bivens moved to Arizona in the late 1970s to begin practicing law, he asked people how he could get involved with the Democratic Party and quickly met a young politician named Terry Goddard who ushered him into the organization.
Since then, Bivens has stayed active in the party, ascending to party chairman in 2007.
“When that bill comes up, if she votes against it, what are they going to be calling her on Fox News to talk about?” — Sen. Ron Gould, on why he believes Gov. Jan Brewer will sign Sen. Russell Pearce’s birthright-citizenship legislation.Read More »
Randy Pullen won’t seek another term as chairman of the Arizona Republican Party after a shocking loss in his re-election bid for state committeeman.
Gov. Jan Brewer will choose one person from among three candidates to appoint to the state Game and Fish Commission.Read More »
Pearce last week quickly backed away from statements he made about how the state should stop funding AHCCCS and drop out of the Medicaid program, but some of his fellow Republicans think that may be an idea whose time has come.Read More »