‘Intent” is a grand word. It can convey a determination, or it can sound like something while being nothing.
A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:
PHOENIX — Republican lawmakers asked the state Court of Appeals this afternoon to give them a chance to prove that hundreds of millions of dollars being used to support an expanded Medicaid program were illegally enacted.
PHOENIX — It looks like Gov. Jan Brewer is going to have to decide whether Arizona taxpayers should be penalized because of inflation — at least for this coming year.
PHOENIX — House Republican leaders late Monday gave up trying to corral the votes for a new budget, at least for now.
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer, who developed an international reputation for her vociferous attacks on illegal immigration, is ending her career as an elected politician at the end of the year.
PHOENIX — For years, Cathi Herrod and her Center for Arizona Policy have flexed their political muscles, pushing through legislation representing what she calls “fundamental principles” that often are espoused in the Bible.
We asked Southern Arizona lawmakers and candidates for governor for their thoughts on SB 1062, legislation that would allow businesses to discriminate against customers based on religious belief. Gov. Jan Brewer must decide whether to sign it, let it become law without her signature, or veto it.
Legislation that would allow businesses to discriminate against customers is an affront to religious freedom, American values and civil rights — not to mention economic development and common sense. Gov. Jan Brewer must veto this brazen attempt to enshrine one version of religious belief int…
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer is building up her war chest to help elect like-minded Republicans to Congress.
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer said today she wants Child Protective Services made into its own separate agency, headed by someone who reports directly to her.
PHOENIX — Arizona cannot enforce its ban on abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancies, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning.
Arizona’s denial of driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants currently authorized by the federal government to remain and work in the United States has always been a political power play. It’s a way for Gov. Jan Brewer to once again wave a finger in President Obama’s face and one-up his order…
PHOENIX — The embattled director of the Department of Economic Security said Tuesday that his agency has been telling the governor, lawmakers and everyone else for years that some complaints of child abuse were not being investigated.
PHOENIX — Dissident lawmakers should be blocked from challenging the vote of the majority of their colleagues to expand Medicaid in Arizona, the lawyer for Gov. Jan Brewer told a judge late Friday.
A former state lawmaker has filed an $800,000 claim against the state over her firing from a job she held for a few days last year.
PHOENIX — Saying he’s shown no evidence of “actual bias” by the state clemency board, an attorney for the state on Sunday asked a federal appeals court to rebuff a last-minute bid by Edward Schad to delay his scheduled Wednesday execution.
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer hopes to increase the state’s trade with India, saying the country represents far more to Arizona than customer-support call centers.
PHOENIX — No, there won’t be mandatory classes in Arizona this fall to help convert gay students to the straight and narrow life.
PHOENIX — The last time Jan Brewer greeted Barack Obama at the airport, it didn't exactly go so well.