Week notwithstanding, S Pierce led all lawmakers when it came to reported contributions.Read More »
This week's most outstanding quips, jibes and utterances.Read More »
The road from the end of the last legislative session to the beginning of the new one was full of potholes for Gov. Jan Brewer and the Legislature.
Both sides say there’s nothing unusual about the two branches butting heads, and say they’ve moved past the disagreements of 2011. But there was no shortage of feuds between Brewer and the Legislature.
Senate President Steve Pierce has a reputation for being a straight-shooter, and in this interview, it shows.
He’ll tell you what he knows, and if he doesn’t know something, well, he’ll say he doesn’t know it.
Expect more of the same substance from the Arizona Legislature during lawmakers' regular session this year — but maybe not as much sound and fury.Read More »
Nobody would call 2011 a dull year for Arizona politics. The soap opera fans got Sen. Scott Bundgaard’s side-of-the-road scuffle, the conspiracy theorists had their hands full with the Independent Redistricting Commission, and those who delight in schadenfreude watched the fall of Senate President Russell Pearce.Read More »
Last week’s announcement from Pierce and Biggs that they would work next year to roll back an increase in state employee retirement contributions caught most observers off guard.Read More »
In a major reversal of policy, Senate leaders announced Dec. 21 they will work to repeal the increase in government employees’ contribution rate to their retirement plans.Read More »
When asked of his plans a few days after his colleagues put him in charge, incoming Senate President Steve Pierce replied: “See, I’d just tell you. I don’t know what that is right now.”Read More »
Republicans today selected Sen. Steve Pierce as their new leader, a move that quickly filled the vacuum that resulted from the toppling of Senate President Russell Pearce two days ago.Read More »