President of the Senate

Aug 8, 2012

Republican Latino organization backing Pearce attacks Worsley

A Latino organization that is backing former senator Russell Pearce is giving businessman Bob Worsley an earful for allegedly mischaracterizing the group in a radio interview.

Jul 27, 2012

Out-of-touch Pearce must be defeated a 2nd time

Undeterred from his humiliating defeat in the recall election last November, former Senate President Russell Pearce is asking the voters of Mesa’s new Legislative District 25 to redeem him politically by returning him to the Arizona Senate.

Feb 3, 2012

Capitol Quotes: Feb. 3, 2012

This week's most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances.

Jan 17, 2012

Continuing support for Russell Pearce

Russell Pearce may have been ousted by the voters in his legislative district in last year’s historic recall election, but proof of his enduring popularity among Republican activists will be on full display later this month, as the former Senate president is set to be elected to second-in-command of the Arizona Republican Party. When voters at the state GOP’s annual meeting on Jan. 28 elect a [...]

Jul 20, 2011

Privatization commission to issue final report

The Commission on Privatization and Efficiency (COPE) will deliver its long-awaited final report to Gov. Jan Brewer on Thursday, nearly eight months after it original deadline.

Jul 19, 2011

Pearce’s message makeover

State law allows recall targets, like Pearce, to make a defensive statement of up to 200 words long to appear on the ballot.

Jul 18, 2011

Pearce supporters file suit in hopes of stopping recall

Arguing that the recall petition against Senate President Russell Pearce failed to comply with constitutional and statutory requirements, the Mesa Republican’s allies today asked a judge to invalidate signature sheets in a last-minute bid to block the special election from taking place this November.

Jun 23, 2011

Pearce, Tobin enter AHCCCS funding fight

Lawmakers made a difficult decision when they cut more than $200 million from the state’s health care system for the poor, but doing so wasn’t unconstitutional, Senate President Russell Pearce and House Speaker Andy Tobin argued yesterday in a brief opposing a lawsuit that aims to block the cuts.

Jun 20, 2011

Brewer appoints new Arizona revenue director

A veteran Republican politician and state government official is joining Gov. Jan Brewer's administration as the state's new top tax collector.

Jun 15, 2011

County validates more than enough signatures for Pearce recall election

Elections officials in Maricopa County have so far verified as valid more than 8,000 signatures submitted by a group seeking to recall Senate President Russell Pearce.

Jun 14, 2011

Activist sues Pearce over removal

An immigration activist has filed a lawsuit in federal court over his removal from the grounds of the state Capitol in February.

Jun 14, 2011

Recall signatures of Senate president grows

Maricopa County elections officials continue verifying valid signatures on a recall drive of Senate President Russell Pearce.