A Phoenix man who was denied state Medicaid coverage for a bone marrow transplant has died, a development that renewed debate over health care budget cuts, though one of Mark Price's doctors said the death was not caused by the financial situation.Read More »
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It’s a safe bet that Republicans in the Arizona Legislature never envisioned themselves as facilitators of the federal health care law. Yet, ironically, that’s exactly the role they may fill as they mull legislation to set the stage for what they have dubbed derisively “Obamacare.”Read More »
Senate Republicans will push for a slew of tax cuts for businesses next year, part of a package aimed at attracting companies to Arizona.Read More »
Businesses that are hoping for immediate tax cuts from the Legislature next session should plan on being disappointed.
Even the most ardent tax cutters in the Legislature say it would be impossible to balance the budget next session while cutting corporate taxes.
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Arizona legislators are squaring off on the possibility of making changes that could ease tough criminal sentencing laws, with one key lawmaker pouring cold water on the idea and another saying he's trying to build consensus for several changes.Read More »
The Schnepf name is practically synonymous with the Southeast Valley, and commissioners yesterday bent over backwards to ensure he is interviewed for a spot on the Independent Redistricting Commission.Read More »
Opponents of a measure to legalize medical marijuana in Arizona saw their advantage grow slightly Saturday as election officials continue to count ballots.Read More »
“We have always left the door open for Democrats a bit in previous elections, specifically the Attorney General’s Office. But we closed that door in 2010.” — GOP consultant Chris BakerRead More »
Rep. Debbie Lesko was elected House majority whip, beating Rep. David Stevens in the House Republicans' only contested leadership race. House Speaker Kirk Adams was uncontested in his bid for a second term in charge of the House. Rep. Andy Tobin, who served as majority whip last session, was unconsted in the race for majority leader.Read More »
Preliminary election results look promising for Republicans, who hope to gain supermajority control of the state Senate. Republicans hold the early lead in legislative Districts 23, 24 and 25, which are currently Democratic seats. Republicans Sens. Linda Gray and Al ...Read More »