Another domino from Sen. Jon Kyl’s retirement announcement last week fell Feb. 17, as former state Senate Majority Leader Chuck Gray announced he is running for Congress to replace Jeff Flake, who on Feb. 14 said he is entering the Senate race.Read More »
In 2010, a jobs bill passed the House and died, but its resurrection shows how Arizona politics gets done in 2011.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a massive economic development bill laden with business tax cuts.Read More »
A massive economic development bill laden with business tax cuts awaits Gov. Jan Brewer's expected signature.Read More »
Senate Minority Leader David Schapira has selected Linda McNulty to serve on the Independent Redistricting Commission, making the Pima County Democrat the fourth and final legislative appointment to the body charged with redrawing the state’s legislative and congressional districts.Read More »
Despite strong objections from Democrats and some Republicans, the Senate leadership Tuesday evening pushed ahead to debate the jobs bill, a maneuver that moves the business-tax-cutting legislation closer to passage.
Having cleared the debate, the bill now goes to the full Senate for a formal “aye” or “nay” vote, which is expected on Wednesday, Feb. 16.
Whether the measure has sufficient support to pass — it needs only 16 votes — is uncertain.
The birthright legislation has taken a backseat after lawmakers convened in a special session Monday to tackle a bill that aims to cut taxes as a way to attract businesses to Arizona.Read More »
Calling it the most important legislation Arizona has taken up in generations, Gov. Jan Brewer on Monday unveiled the details of the long-awaited Arizona Competitiveness Package, a raft of tax cuts and incentives that she said will boost job growth and make Arizona a haven for businesses.Read More »
Uncomfortable with the sources of information voters have before judicial-retention elections, the Center for Arizona Policy is seeking more revealing electronic scorekeeping on judges’ rulings.Read More »
Senate President Russell Pearce has appointed Richard Stertz to serve on the Independent Redistricting Commission, leaving the fourth and final legislative appointment in the hands of Senate Minority Leader David Schapira.Read More »