Faced with the prospect of an insolvent retirement system, the Arizona firefighters union has largely embraced a pension reform proposal offered by the Legislature four years ago and have hunkered down to put their own version of that plan into motion.Read More »
For about a day this week, Mark Brnovich was governor. Maybe. The attorney general discovered Tuesday that Doug Ducey was off on vacation with his family in California. And Secretary of State Michele Reagan left Tuesday morning for a conference.Read More »
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled April 2 that the surviving step sibling of a murdered 10-year girl doesn’t qualify as a victim under the Arizona Constitution and will have to submit to pre-trial questioning by defense attorneys.Read More »
The Arizona Senate's Rules Committee has delayed action on a bill updating laws regulating microbreweries over constitutional issues.Read More »
An Arizona lawmaker wants to make it more difficult for voters to amend Arizona’s Constitution, but first he has to convince voters that it’s the right thing to do.Read More »
A bid by state lawmakers to take back the power to draw congressional lines is legally flawed and should be rejected, the lead attorney for the Independent Redistricting Commission told the nation’s high court.Read More »
Do you think your state senator and two representatives are worth $35,000 a year? What about the other 87? You're going to get a chance to decide exactly that question in November.Read More »
A group of officeholders, education officials and activists are hoping to overturn a 2010 law adding two at-large seats to the Maricopa County Community College District governing board before elections for the new seats are held in November.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion got its first day in court as attorneys argued over whether 36 Republican lawmakers who opposed the plan have the right to sue over it.Read More »
Shope eyes smaller districts for state representatives
Rep. T.J. Shope wants to cut Arizona’s massive House of Representatives districts in half.
The first-term lawmaker hasn’t completed his plans yet, but is strongly leaning toward a proposal that would split the House districts in half. Rather than have each legislative district elect two House members at large, Shope’s plan would create two separate House districts that would be contained within each Senate district.