No matter who wins the Senate race in Arizona’s Legislative District 6, the victor will be making a homecoming to the Capitol. Republican Sylvia Allen, 67, whose name will be printed on ballots in place of the deceased Sen. Chester Crandell, last served in the Senate in 2012. Her lone challenger, independent Tom O’Halleran, 68, was also once a senator, most recently in 2008.Read More »
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Just call them the “comeback kids.”
A handful of former lawmakers are poised to regain seats in the Legislature in the upcoming election, bringing with them experience and knowledge that they gained in their previous years of service.
The wife of the late Sen. Chester Crandell will serve the remainder of the Heber Republican’s term.Read More »
Republican leaders from Legislative District 6 and GOP officials have settled on a candidate to replace the late Sen. Chester Crandell as the party’s Senate nominee – former legislator and current Navajo County supervisor Sylvia Allen.Read More »
While the mood at the state Capitol this past year might be best described as riotous, 2012 — the Chinese Year of the Dragon — was marked with fewer gaffes, catfights and over-the-top name calling among Arizona’s political elite.Read More »
Fifteen legislators have announced this year that they will retire or seek another office rather than run for re-election to the Legislature.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill that would made criminals of police officers who enforce controversial provisions of a federal anti-terrorism law.Read More »
Lawmakers and the governor plan to set aside $450 million to offset anticipated deficits in the state budget in two years.
That’s money that won’t be available for critical needs now, but depositing it in the state’s “rainy day” fund reaffirms a fiscally conservative outlook that has dominated the Capitol following the fiscal crisis that led to several years of incessant budget slashing.
Sen. Sylvia Allen, a Republican from Snowflake, is leaving the Legislature to run for a seat on the Navajo County board of supervisors.Read More »
I believe state Sen. Sylvia Allen’s March 23 letter “Hezbollah terror threat on U.S.-Mexico border is real” contains a number of conjectures that are misleading and which are of concern to the government of Mexico. Contrary to Mrs. Allen’s statement, to this day there are no known terrorist organizations active in Mexico.Read More »