The most outstanding quotes of the whole session.Read More »
The man with the gavel insists the change is more superficial than substantive.
“Speaker Adams and I have a very similar record, similar style,” Andy Tobin, R-Paulden, said just minutes after he was officially installed as speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives at a special April 28 meeting.
This morning, the House Republicans chose their new leadership as former speaker Kirk Adams, R-Mesa, resigned in order to launch his bid for Congress.Read More »
It’s a near certainty that House Majority Leader Andy Tobin will be elevated to speaker of the House when lawmakers gather for an emergency session to replace outgoing House Speaker Kirk Adams.Read More »
With the budget out of the way, many legislators are getting anxious to wrap up their work and get back to their districts. For some, however, their focus turns to getting serious consideration for their own legislation before the session ends. Traditionally, these remaining measures are referred to as “going-home” bills.Read More »
Despite all the raw emotions it stirred and all the opposition it encountered, the Senate’s budget-slashing and gimmicks-busting proposal isn’t going to be state’s final spending plan.
Its most contentious aspects, more likely than not, will be softened and its most ragged edges smoothed out before it wins support in the House of Representatives and with Gov. Jan Brewer.
The house passed two more abortion bills Monday. One would impose a number of new requirements on clinics or practitioners offering abortions. The other prevents the giving of tax credits for financial contributions to entities that perform abortions.Read More »
‘A guy named Prescott Winslow lost in Winslow. Why was that?’ — Andrei Cherny, on Democrats’ poor showing in the 2010 election.Read More »
A full list of the 50th Legislature membershipRead More »
Most of Gov. Jan Brewer's recent primary endorsements have been for out-of-state candidates, but now Brewer is officially weighing in on some of the state's most contested GOP battles. Several of the candidates Brewer is pushing for in contested primaries are percieved to be the moderates in their races.Read More »