House Speaker Andy Tobin and 24 other House Republicans have sent a letter to Sens. John Kyl and John McCain voicing their support for legislation introduced earlier this week to help eastern Arizona recover from the Wallow Fire.Read More »
Pearce officially becomes the first sitting Arizona legislator to face a recall after the group that spearheaded the drive submitted more than enough signatures to Secretary of State for the special election to take place. Last week, Secretary of State Ken Bennett certified the recall and passed it on to Brewer, who is tasked by state law with formally calling the election.Read More »
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 »