While Democrats gained seats following last year’s elections, Republicans are still likely to craft the state budget on their own rather than directly negotiate with the minority.Read More »
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Arizona's U.S. House delegation split along party lines late Tuesday night as the House passed the so-called "fiscal cliff" agreement.Read More »
Former Senate President Russell Pearce said the dispute over organizational elections in Legislative District 25 is over cheating, not a power struggle between political factions as it has been portrayed in a federal lawsuit.
Pearce, a precinct committeeman in the heavily conservative Mesa district, said the lawsuit, filed Dec. 24 in U.S. District Court in Phoenix, is an attempt to cover up cheating and fraud that was committed by a few people.
When the year is over, departing Sen. Jerry Lewis, a Republican from Mesa, will have served half a term, a fraction of a senator’s typical length of stay at the state Capitol.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says that Tom Morrissey deserves a second term as Arizona Republican Party chairman when party activists meet in January to decide whether to keep Morrissey as their leader or replace him.Read More »
If Gov. Jan Brewer pushes for a state-run health insurance exchange or Medicaid expansion next session, there is little doubt that she’ll need more than just Republican votes.Read More »
For those who want to see more of Arizona’s Hispanic community participate in the political process, 2012 provided both a reason to celebrate and an impetus for continued effort.Read More »
Incoming Republican leaders have completed the reorganization of Senate committees following last week’s elections. As expected, the Senate will have fewer committees, but the core panels that serve as gatekeepers of the thousands of ideas lawmakers grapple with each year have been retained.Read More »
The outcome of southern Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District back-and-forth campaign for the lead between Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Barber and Republican challenger Martha McSally will decide whether Arizona chooses a Democratic or Republican congressional majority.
Today, a full six days after the election, the race had still not been called for either candidate. Barber was leading by 698 votes, or about .25 percentage points.
Nearly a week after Election Day, Kyrsten Sinema’s growing lead translated into an official victory in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District.
With Sinema leading by 5,789 on Monday morning, the Associated Press called the race for the former state legislator. At the time the AP called the race, Sinema held a 2.7-point lead over Republican nominee Vernon Parker.