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 »
Arizona’s skirmishes with the federal government could become a full-scale war if some conservative legislators succeed in their push to violate provisions of the federal health care law.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer's pleas for more federal troops on the border have largely fallen on deaf ears in Washington, D.C., and Sen. Jack Harper's plans for a state-run volunteer militia may meet the same fate on the Ninth Floor.Read More »
Chapa died Nov. 19 at the age of 69, just 11 days after he was diagnosed with cancer. No one, including Chapa, realized he was sick, and his death came as a shock. Friends remembered Chapa as a social butterfly who loved to entertain, a diplomat who was able to bring people together, a friend who was always there with a witty joke, and a tireless advocate for his clients, which included Pima County, where he grew up.Read More »
Gale Garriott will step down as director of the Arizona Department of Revenue, the third in a string of recent agency head resignations.Read More »
Former Paradise Valley Mayor Vernon Parker announced that he will run for chairman of the Arizona Republican Party.Read More »
After four years as head of the Arizona Democratic Party, Don Bivens is ready to move on. But he's not stepping aside unless he's comfortable with his successor.
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The field for Arizona Republican Party chairman is filling up quickly now that Randy Pullen is out of the race.Read More »
Businesses that are hoping for immediate tax cuts from the Legislature next session should plan on being disappointed.
Even the most ardent tax cutters in the Legislature say it would be impossible to balance the budget next session while cutting corporate taxes.
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Randy Pullen won’t seek another term as chairman of the Arizona Republican Party after a shocking loss in his re-election bid for state committeeman.