Former Senate President Russell Pearce and his supporters today were shut out of three locations where they had requested to hold a fundraiser for the Mesa Republican.Read More »
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In the upcoming elections, party loyalty doesn’t guarantee an uncontested race.
The highest-ranking Republican and Democrat in the House of Representatives both face crowded primaries this August.
Wil Cardon’s dominance on the airwaves in the Republican primary for Arizona’s open U.S. Senate seat is about to come to an end, courtesy of the Club for Growth.Read More »
The complete list of 2012 candidates running for the Arizona Senate, Arizona House of Representatives and Arizona Corporation CommissionRead More »
This fall's elections for nearly a third of the Arizona Senate may be already decided.Read More »
The most challenging task for Democrats at the state Capitol is to stay relevant in a place where you’re greatly outnumbered.
That job fell to Senate Minority Leader David Schapira, whose caucus shrank to only nine members following the 2010 elections.
Our reporters catch lawmakers during their happy, upset, frustrated and humorous moments . . .Read More »
Senate President Steve Pierce, a rancher from Prescott, has a habit of walking into difficult situations.
He did it once three years ago, when he became the de facto majority whip, and he did it again last year, when he vied for the position and became Senate president after Russell Pearce was ousted in a special recall election in November.
A phantom of sorts lurked in the Senate last session.
Divas weren’t held captive in a cellar. Chandeliers weren’t damaged. But ousted Senate President Russell Pearce’s presence was felt in the chamber that he once ran.
Republican leaders quickly consolidated support behind an $8.6 billion budget plan and gave it final approval today, less than a week after finally reaching a deal with Gov. Jan Brewer.
The spending plan is a product of a session-long negotiation between Brewer and legislative leaders, and the give-and-take between the two sides is palpable throughout the budget document.