“Extremist” bills inspired by the tea party movement are taking the Legislature’s attention away from issues important to Arizonans, such as jobs, fixing schools and making government accountable, House Democratic leaders said Monday.Read More »
Friendly to faith-based legislation and deeply rooted in a small-government and fiscally disciplined philosophy, Arizona’s new legislators helped define and successfully push a conservative agenda at the Capitol.Read More »
Lacking the numbers to block Republican-backed bills, Democratic legislators billed themselves as watchdogs whose main task at the Capitol was to highlight legislation they considered to be harmful to the state.Read More »
What began last year as rallies to protest government spending has emerged as a political force that could influence elections across the nation.
Despite the lack of central tea party organization and some internal disagreement, three basic principles unite them: fiscal responsibility, limited government and support of a free market.