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Sep 23, 2022

Two groups merge to strengthen nonprofits

The merger of two organizations will help strengthen Arizona’s nonprofit sector by allowing it to work with government and business experts and create a “unified voice” on public policy issues that impact residents and the communities they serve. 

Jan 18, 2022

Brnovich must protect families from rogue school boards

Currently, Senate Bill 1487 acts to protect Arizonans from certain government actions which violate their rights under Arizona law. Specifically, SB 1487 states that “At the request of one or more members of the legislature, the state Attorney General shall investigate any ordinance, regulation, order or other official action adopted or taken by the governing […]

Jan 9, 2020

House GOP policy plan covers old ground, unfinished battles

Republican leadership in the House of Representatives released a general framework of policy and spending goals for the upcoming legislative session on January 9, laying out a broad-stroke vision for nine key issues to watch in 2020.

Dec 26, 2018

Republican lawmaker takes aim at public schools

Rep. Kelly Townsend wants school district employees and board members investigated at the whim of any legislator who questions the legality of their policies.

Nov 5, 2018

Bas Aja: Handing the herd to the next generation

Lobbyist Bas Aja’s name is synonymous with the cattle industry in Arizona. And now, he’s a part of the next chapter in Arizona agriculture history.

As the primary draws near — forcing Democrats to choose sides in the governor’s race — Farley is counting on his wonkiness to help him win it all.
Jul 27, 2018

Steve Farley: A wonk with a dream to be governor

As the primary draws near — forcing Democrats to choose sides in the governor’s race — state Sen. Steve Farley is counting on his wonkiness to help him win it all.

Feb 9, 2018

House adopts rules calling for anti-harassment policy

The House of Representatives has adopted new rules calling for a written anti-harassment policy and code of conduct.

Feb 2, 2018

Former ADOA director Brown resigned over clashes with new Ducey aide

The head of the Arizona Department of Administration quit his job because he was clashing with a new hire in Gov. Doug Ducey’s office, according to emails obtained through a public records request.

Jul 10, 2017

Theresa Ulmer turns one term as a lawmaker into a career as a lobbyist

Theresa Ulmer has been a Capitol regular since 2010, when she was elected to her first and only term in the House of Representatives. And what a difference nearly a decade has made.

Jun 6, 2017

Wrap up with J.D. Mesnard

In his first year as speaker of the House, J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler, managed to get all 35 of his chamber’s Republicans to agree to support the state budget, though two from his caucus still balked at Gov. Doug Ducey’s university bonding proposal.

Jan 13, 2017

Education community applauds Ducey proposals, but urges end to tax cuts

Gov. Doug Ducey’s robust K-12 public schools agenda for the 2017 Legislature left the various interest groups of the education establishment thrilled, yet calling for longer-term solutions to Arizona’s education woes.

Dec 13, 2016

Tucson: State law amounts to illegal coercion

Attorneys for Tucson on Monday asked a judge to void the law that allows Attorney General Mark Brnovich to order the community's revenue sharing withheld if it does not bend to the state's will.