Republican Doug Ducey becomes Arizona's 23rd governor today, ascending to the ninth floor of the state Capitol's executive tower amid the challenge of overcoming a budget shortfall while enacting an agenda that won him voter approval.Read More »
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Lawmakers get a fresh start in budget negotiations come January, when the next legislative session kicks off with new blood in two of three key leadership posts at the Capitol.Read More »
An environmental activist collapsed and died as he was waiting to testify at the Arizona Capitol.Read More »
An 11-mile extension to Phoenix's light rail route has been approved by the Maricopa Association of Governments. Metro officials say regional approval came Wednesday for the freeway corridor project.Read More »
A blue spire would have reached into the clouds, shadowing a blue lattice canopy made to filter sunlight over the buildings, fountains and pools — all designed to create an "Oasis in the Desert."Read More »
Some lawmakers have begun bringing firearms to the state Capitol, citing a growing fear of Rep. Daniel Patterson, whose alleged hostile outbursts and erratic behavior were detailed in an investigative report on Monday.Read More »
Unions from across Arizona are planning to bring hundreds of workers to the state Capitol on Thursday, two days after the Senate advanced a second bill that targets public unions.
They also want to send a clear message that they’re opposing Gov. Jan Brewer’s proposal to overhaul the state personnel system and make it easier to hire and fire workers.
On an early winter evening, more than 300 people gathered Saturday night at the Arizona Capitol to grieve for those killed and to pray for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others wounded when a gunman opened fire on an event the congresswoman held hours earlier in Tucson.Read More »
A national group of Latino clergy leaders filed the first lawsuit against S1070 on April 29, arguing that it infringes on the federal government's right to enforce illegal immigration laws and will lead to racial profiling against Hispanics.Read More »
The conflict over a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigration in Arizona intensified Monday as vandals smeared refried beans in the shape of swastikas on the state Capitol's windows.Read More »