Sen. Linda Lopez, D-Tucson, has stepped down as assistant minority leader to focus on a new job in Tucson.Read More »
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Mesa businessman Wil Cardon is running for secretary of state, bringing a big name and a lot of self-funding ability to a Republican primary that is growing increasingly crowded.
Cardon, who unsuccessfully challenged Jeff Flake for the GOP nomination in last year’s U.S. Senate race, filed his candidacy with the Secretary of State’s Office on Tuesday, according to a press release.
Senate Minority Leader Leah Landrum Taylor says she doesn't want Democrats to reject a plan to expand Medicaid access if they don't get their way on other issues.Read More »
Gov. Brewer’s fight for AHCCCS expansion puts her in an unusual alliance
While Gov. Jan Brewer has spent months fighting for Republican support for her Medicaid expansion plan, Democratic lawmakers who are expected to provide the bulk of the votes are waiting on the sidelines.
The Arizona Senate approved a bill Monday that could arm teachers and administrators in rural schools.
The bill passed the Senate on a 17-11 party line vote, and now moves to the House. If approved by both chambers, the measure would allow certain school employees to carry concealed firearms in schools with fewer than 600 students that are more than 30 minutes and 20 miles from the nearest law enforcement agency.
The Senate minority caucus, which will see its numbers shrink to potentially nine members next year, has elected Rep. David Schapira, a Tempe Democrat, as leader.Read More »
On the morning of Oct. 15, I spoke with Sen. Jorge Luis Garcia over the phone. Little did I know that my first interview with him would possibly be the last time he would talk to a reporter before passing away ...Read More »