The Department of Economic Security’s new director has no illusions about the challenges his agency faces as he prepares to take its helm.Read More »
State budget problems are prompting lawmakers to reconsider a lot of things, but the issue of crime and punishment has been too hot to touch, even if doing so would save money.Read More »
Ninth Floor staff and First Things First are quietly kicking around ideas for how the agency can help alleviate the budget crunch. The options, however, appear limited.Read More »
Brewer this week received the distinction of being named among the 20 People that Mattered in 2010 – by The Onion.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 »
Polling on Arizona’s statewide races has consistently shown GOP candidates on top, and Republicans are optimistic that the anti-Democratic mood sweeping the state and the country will give them total control of state government.
Only a couple of relatively competitive races stand between Republicans and their first sweep of Arizona’s six statewide offices since 1994, not including the Corporation Commission.
Anyone who wants to know where Gov. Jan Brewer stands on Sen. Russell Pearce's next big illegal immigration proposal will probably have to wait until 2011.Read More »
Speculation about Brewer's health status heated up again late this afternoon when former Senate candidate and New Times scribe John Dougherty took to his Facebook page and declared Brewer has told several staffers that she has recently had a "biopsy for thyroid cancer."Read More »
A condemned inmate asked the Arizona Supreme Court Oct. 13 to postpone his execution until after the gubernatorial election. Jeffrey Landrigan argues in legal briefs that Gov. Jan Brewer has political incentive to go forward with the Oct. 26 execution ...Read More »
Let’s talk about polls. More specifically, let’s talk about the polls that have recently generated headlines claiming Terry Goddard has erased what some said was a 20-point lead for Jan Brewer, and that Felecia Rotellini and Tom Horne are neck ...Read More »