A primary matchup is brewing between Sen. John Nelson of Litchfield Park and Sen. Don Shooter of Yuma.Read More »
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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says a contraception coverage bill now on her desk was improved in the time since she voiced reservations about an earlier version as being intrusive.Read More »
Arizona Legislative Republicans did the state a disservice by pushing through a bait-and-switch budget that lacks vision, leaves kids of working families without health care coverage and fails to create jobs.Read More »
Russell Pearce, the architect of many of Arizona's anti illegal immigration laws, vowed tonight to return to the state Capitol, months after he was ousted in a recall election.Read More »
A March mailer from the Arizona Republican Party appears to have widened a political rift among factions of county precinct committeemen and may have run afoul of federal rules that offer lower mailing rates for non-profit political entities.Read More »
“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 »
A year ago, Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Flagstaff, was a dentist whose only government experience was as vice-chair of the American Dental Association’s lobbying arm.
But that was before he unseated Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Flagstaff, in November. Before 20-hour days juggling committee hearings, constituent meetings and floor votes, while trying to keep up to date on issues.
One of the most unexpectedly controversial issues from last session — the creation of a “Don’t Tread on Me” license plate meant to help Tea Party groups raise money — is off to a slow start since the governor signed the law.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 »
Fiscal hawks who took the reins of the state government this year promised a new era of conservatism and delivered where it mattered most — by drafting a spending plan that rejected gimmickry in favor of significant cuts to core government services.
But the aftershocks of 2010’s Republican tsunami were also felt elsewhere, and this Legislature’s Tea Party leanings became the refrain for the 2011 legislative session.