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 »
Gov. Jan Brewer's nearly two years in office have seen both handshakes and verbal spats between her and Republican lawmakers, setting markers that create expectations for more of the same for the next four years.Read More »
House Speaker Kirk Adams issued committee assignments Nov. 12, making Rep. Jerry Weiers chair of the powerful House Rules Committee.Read More »
On Election Night last week, as I was gathered with colleagues watching the returns come in, I was thinking about what would have people talking the next day. The GOP takeover of the U.S. House would be the big headline nationally, but here in Arizona, folks might be buzzing over the Republicans winning a supermajority in the state Legislature.Read More »
“If I’m lucky enough to spot any of them at the Capitol this session, I’ll ask them.” — Rep. John Kavanagh, when asked if he expects Democrats to support a proposal to give the Legislature more authority over money the federal government gives to the state.Read More »
Long before Clint Bolick earned a living terrorizing bureaucrats and politicians in court, he was a teenager trying to figure out why he didn’t fit in with his high school Republican club.Read More »
Many candidates who spent big and lost big this election cycle were bound by one thread — they’re Democrats.
Indeed, Democrats in several races outraised and outspent their opponents by tens of thousands of dollars while others benefited as much by independent spending aimed at helping their campaigns.
By having 17 committees, Adams can give for virtually every experienced member of the caucus a chairmanship.Read More »
Political strategist Karl Rove says there's no front-runner for the Republican Party's 2012 presidential nomination.Read More »
Former White House aide and television news commentator Karl Rove is set to deliver remarks Tuesday before the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. He'll likely discuss last week's Republican congressional victories.Read More »