Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Mesa, said Monday that he has more than $2 million in the bank already for his bid to replace retiring Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., in 2012.Read More »
Observers shouldn't mistake Wil Cardon's low profile in recent weeks as a signal that he isn't interested in challenging Flake.Read More »
When Senate leaders boast that this is the most fruitful session in years, they have the hard evidence to back up their claim.
Despite being half the size of the House of Representatives, the Senate approved 117 more pieces of legislation than the House sent to them.
If you’re looking for proof of how much more conservative the Senate emerged after last year’s election, look no further than the selection of Sen. Russell Pearce, a Republican from Mesa, as the chamber’s leader.
Pearce is often perceived as unmovable, uncompromising, even single-minded — traits that may be good or bad, depending on which side of the aisle you’re sitting. Many wondered what his presidency would look like and some speculated whether he would rule with a hammer.
The Arizona Senate's ethics chairman says a review found some lawmakers may have violated state law by improperly accepting free football game tickets from the Fiesta Bowl.Read More »
One Dem lawmaker told our reporter yesterday that the effort to recall Pearce was doing far better than most political observers expected, and predicted its backers would file signatures by mid-May.Read More »
Few measures beg for a gubernatorial veto more than this one.
Perhaps the only question left is – will the Legislature counter a veto with an override?
Lawmakers have been meeting all day as they try to churn through the last few pieces of legislation and wrap up legislative business for the year.Read More »
A bill approved by the Arizona House Tuesday would allow the issuance of special license plates to commemorate the state's centennial.Read More »
The Arizona House gave preliminary approval to a proposal that would make it a felony to use forgery to rent or buy a home to be used as an immigrant-smuggling "drop house."Read More »