A group of big-business leaders Gov. Jan Brewer appointed at the beginning of this year to search for solutions to the state's significant job losses and dreary economic situation has submitted its initial report. They're just not talking about it.Read More »
Experts say some parts of H2250 will help, but other aspects are meaningless.Read More »
When the slop is the trough all the pigs will be there. And many were there recently at Tom's Restaurant & Tavern for a panel discussion on renewable energy standards, specifically the 15 percent mandate passed by the Arizona Corporation Commission. Actually, the discussion was more about government subsidies than renewable energy standards; especially with respect to the notion that "everyone knows" these subsidies are needed to promote Arizona's nascent solar industry.Read More »
As of March 18, the state's primary source of transit operating money and federal matching dollars for expensive and specialized capital equipment was permanently repealed as part of the state's budget solution. Oddly, not a penny of that money came from tax dollars or the state general fund, yet it was redirected so that the state could capture the already-designated revenue.Read More »
A House panel today killed a pair of measures designed to gut Arizona's public campaign finance system, but the fight to let voters decide the fate of Clean Elections is not over.Read More »
The Arizona House voted Thursday to make the state the third in the nation to allow people to carry concealed weapons without a permit, sending the governor a bill that would allow Arizonans to forego background checks and classes that are now required.Read More »
The Arizona House has scheduled a vote on legislation that would make Arizona the third state allowing people to carry concealed weapons without a permit. The House is set to vote on the bill on April 8. The Senate approved ...Read More »
he Arizona House on Thursday reconsiders a bill to make some Arizonans wait longer before getting divorced. The bill failed on a 23-33 vote Tuesday after 10 Republicans joined Democrats in opposition. Arizona currently requires a 60-day waiting period for ...Read More »
Brewer is asking for more National Guard troops along the border to boost security and assist U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel.Read More »
The former CEO of a failed bank that went into receivership with federal officials in December will be Arizona's next top banking regulator.
Gov. Jan Brewer on April 6 named Valley Capital Bank CEO Lauren Kingry as the next superintendent of the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions.