U.S. Rep. David Schweikert says he won’t get the committee assignment he wanted most, but he is still holding out for an assignment that “has something to do with numbers.”Read More
Few sights say more about the end of a political career than a politician vacating his office.
On Dec. 8, one of Arizona’s longest-serving lawmakers packed his belongings in cardboard boxes, descended the stairs of the Senate and loaded them onto his car.
But Senate President Bob Burns’ departure reveals something more.Read More
Sitting for an interview can often be an uncomfortable situation, especially if you’re talking about yourself. A lot of questions can run through your mind. Is the reporter going to ask fair questions? Am I going to be portrayed fairly? Am I going to sound stupid?Read More
The national spotlight that lit up Arizona when lawmakers passed SB 1070 will be back sooner than some anticipated.Read More
Rep.-elect Michelle Ugenti gave birth to her third child Nov. 30. The Fountain Hills Republican’s baby, Noelle Kristiania Ugenti, weighed in at 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20½ inches long.Read More
Looks like we’ve made an acquisition, and it appears to be a big one.Read More
Senator-elect John McComish’s gripes about his committee assignments earned him a tongue-lashing from Russell Pearce, who said his colleague needs to stop crying and get over it.Read More
Gov. Jan Brewer has insisted repeatedly during the past year that the Legislature has the authority to cut spending for Arizona’s Medicaid program below the level that voters thought they had locked 10 years ago. But she appears to have shifted strategy and is planning instead to ask voters to approve the cuts in a special election.Read More
The musk of democracy in full swing hangs in the air over the Hayden Lawn at Arizona State University as Ron Paul supporters gather to hear the Texas representative speak. Roughly 200 people – smaller than his last speech at ASU – rally like moths …Read More
Even as 2010’s votes are being counted, Republican Grant Woods said he’s considering a possible 2014 gubernatorial run as an independent candidate. The former state Attorney General and longtime adviser to U.S. Sen. John McCain, said he’s had conversations with Democratic operative Fred DuVal about …Read More