The Senate approved its latest version of a state budget Tuesday after making further cuts to a $9.2 billion fiscal 2015 spending plan approved by the House last week just as Gov. Jan Brewer indicated that those changes could spur her to veto the budget.Read More »
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Showdown looms over electrical deregulation
For a century, public utilities have produced and delivered electricity to homes and industries in a system that guarantees their profit and ensures steady service to residents.
Now, the Arizona Corporation Commission is considering whether to shake up the monopolies and bring competition to the state.
‘You can imagine how much pot has to be smoked for us to get $10 million in (sales taxes).” — Sen. Andy Biggs, on estimates medical marijuana sales taxes would bring in $10 million in fiscal year 2012.Read More »
There are no surprises in Legislative District 1, where Sen. Steve Pierce has pulled away from his Democratic challenger, Bob Donahue. Pierce, a Republican from Prescott, has captured 40,910 votes – nearly doubling Donahue’s 21,654, according to the latest unofficial ...Read More »
Republicans are targeting four Democratic-held seats in the 30-member Senate, a coup that would give them supermajority control for the first time in Arizona’s history.Read More »
Yarbrough got an early start on his quest for senate presidency. Late last week, he wrote Senate Republicans to ask they hold off on making "early promises" regarding whom they would support for president. His likely competition at this point is Pierce and Pearce, while several insiders said Yarbrough's chances will be almost entirely dictated by the November elections.Read More »