The battle over the heart and soul of the Republican Party is raging in a beige, West Valley ballroom. Republican Reps. Darin Mitchell and Steve Montenegro sit on the stage with Litchfield Park City Councilwoman Diane Landis, a Republican who is challenging the incumbent team in the primary election for one of the two House seats in Legislative District 13.Read More »
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The results of a handful of congressional races held in six states on May 20 had national pundits declaring victory for the GOP’s mainstream candidates, and more importantly, a tell-tale loss for Tea Party candidates.Read More »
A former leader of the Maricopa County Republican Party has equated a House representative who supported Arizona’s Medicaid expansion to the French women whose heads were shaved and paraded before the public following accusations of cavorting with German soldiers during World War II.Read More »
Republican legislators facing a backlash from the conservative right for approving the expansion of Medicaid tapped into a vast network of supporters to easily outraise colleagues and opponents last year.Read More »
Hoping to douse a political firestorm that has sprung up in some conservative circles, Gov. Jan Brewer ordered state employees Friday to begin calling the state’s learning standards by a different name.Read More »
The writing has been on the wall for a while, but now it’s official – Medicaid expansion won’t be on the ballot next November.Read More »
Rep. Bob Thorpe locked down his Twitter account, barred reporters from following it and erased several comments after Democrats and civil rights activists called several of his tweets racially insensitive.Read More »
An organizer of the recall attempt against Democratic Rep. Chad Campbell said the committee collected enough signatures to put the House minority leader on the ballot, but was not “authorized” to submit them before the now-passed deadline.Read More »
The bill moratorium that rankled lawmakers as Gov. Jan Brewer started applying pressure to pass her Medicaid expansion plan helped push her to a near-record number of vetoes in 2013.
Brewer vetoed 26 bills this year, the second highest total of her career, behind the 29 she rejected in 2011.
The push to refer Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan to the ballot began in earnest as opponents of the bill rallied at the Capitol before fanning out across the Valley to collect signatures.Read More »