Reflection and remembrance capped with a message of hope marked Wednesday’s memorial at the University of Arizona to pay homage to the six people killed and 13 wounded in the Jan. 8 attempted assassination of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.Read More »
Riding high from her victory in the election, Gov. Jan Brewer was expected to lay out an ambitious policy agenda to start her first full term as governor. But in the wake of the tragic shooting in Tucson, Brewer deferred on her annual address to call for prayer and mourning for the victims of the mass shooting that targeted U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.Read More »
Despite budget-busting deficits, rampant unemployment and looming showdowns with the federal government, Gov. Jan Brewer brimmed with confidence as she took her oath of office Jan. 3.Read More »
Hundreds of years ago, William Shakespeare turned comic relief into a literary device. In 2010, Jon Stewart effectively turned that device against Arizona, in what became nearly constant skewering.Read More »
She may have inherited the state and all its problems in 2009, but in 2010, make no mistake about it — this was Jan Brewer’s Arizona.
Mark Schnepf and Stephen Sossaman may be surprised to learn that their resignations from the pool of applicants for the next Independent Redistricting Commission won’t end their involvement or the drama surrounding it.Read More »
A Republican senator who will be joining the House next year has brought along a familiar gun bill to his new chamber, even though it has failed three times in the past.Read More »
Republican lawmakers and the governor are moving ahead with a tax-reduction plan they say would enable Arizona to attract more businesses and jobs to the state, even though the likely result would be a heavier tax burden for homeowners.Read More »
An alcoholic’s first step toward recovery is to admit being powerless to stop drinking even though it’s making life unmanageable.
Now a Tucson lawmaker wants to use the same approach to the state’s addiction to borrowing.
Rep. Vic Williams, a Republican from Tucson, said he plans to introduce a bill that would require the state to report annually all borrowing, as well as effect it will have on the state’s general fund.
The process of picking Arizona's next Independent Redistricting Commission took a dramatic turn Dec. 14 when a legislative leader threatened to sue and a member of a selection committee resigned as criticism mounted over religious comments he made.Read More »