Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce says the Senate will act Wednesday on a proposed state budget even though it doesn't have an agreement with Republican Gov. Jan Brewer.Read More »
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If the Arizona Senate was a car, its fuel source would be defiance of the federal government.Read More »
The vote on the firearms omnibus bill was contentious in the Senate, but some of the measure’s backers are saying it will face a tougher fight in the House — if only because it could possibly be thwarted on the very first step.Read More »
On any other day, Senate Majority Leader Scott Bundgaard’s absence on the floor on Wednesday would have barely been noticed.Read More »
Senate President Russell Pearce has decided to limit the media’s access to legislators while on the Senate floor, although he maintained it’s not a “new rule.”Read More »
Scott Bundgaard remains majority leader of the Arizona Senate after a closed caucus of Republicans met amid controversy over his involvement in an alleged domestic violence incident.
Meanwhile, Sen. Ron Gould, the Ethics Committee chairman, is still mulling the mechanics of a potential Ethics Committee hearing into the incident.
The state Senate's majority leader refused to resign from the Legislature on Monday as he drew bipartisan criticism over a roadside altercation with a woman who was his girlfriend at the time.Read More »
House Democrats have introduced 178 bills in the 2011 legislative session, and at the 52-day mark only 19 of those bills remained alive.
In filing bills, they have a choice: Make a statement and lose, or move to the center and (maybe) survive.
Arizona’s budget crisis makes it important for the state to stand behind Wisconsin’s governor in his battle with public employee unions, a lawmaker contends.Read More »
In a state not regarded as a bastion for labor, Arizona union activists are visiting the State Capitol in Phoenix to urge lawmakers to reject majority Republicans' bills on union activities and other issues.Read More »