What was supposed to be a humdrum meeting to select a replacement for outgoing Democratic assistant leader Linda Lopez in October became its own spectacle after colleagues ousted Sen. Leah Landrum Taylor as minority leader.Read More »
To curtail the inappropriate influence of money in politics, Arizona law prohibits lobbyists from contributing to lawmakers’ campaign committees while the Legislature is in session.Read More »
Sen. John McCain said last month he's considering running for a sixth term in 2016 and now the Arizona Republican is taking a step toward doing that.Read More »
This week's most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances.Read More »
Despite failing repeatedly since 2007, a state lawmaker said he is going to try again to have Arizona join 41 other states that have outlawed all texting while driving.Read More »
Huge Arizona legislative districts spur debate about costs, meeting constituents’ needs
As lawmakers and hopeful candidates embark on their 2014 campaigns, many would probably be surprised to learn that they are running for some of the most populous legislative districts in the United States.
They rode for 43 hours in a bus from Phoenix, hoping to appeal to House Speaker John Boehner on immigration reform, but when they arrived at his office in Washington they were turned away.Read More »
Republican Sen. John McCain says he's considering running for a sixth term in 2016, the year he turns 80.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer announced that Arizona will use state funds to keep Grand Canyon National Park open for an additional nine days if the federal shutdown persists.Read More »
2010 decision to mortgage state’s assets threatens cash reserves
Borrowing billions of dollars allowed Arizona to limp through the worst financial crisis in its history. But the decision to mortgage state assets that include the House and Senate buildings has an unwanted underside: It precludes the state from having significant cash reserves.