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Legislators aim to reassert authority with early budget

Posted by   /  November 15, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Julia Shumway and Arren Kimbel-Sannit | Arizona Capitol Times Republican leaders in the Arizona House and Senate are moving ahead with plans to draft their own budget proposal by the end of the year, reasserting legislative authority they say they lost during recent years. By the time Gov. Doug Ducey tells the Legislature his […]

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Flake, 4 others seen as potential primary opponents to president

Posted by   /  August 22, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Bill Weld is already running, but now anti-Trumpers Joe Walsh, Jeff Flake, John Kasich and Mark Sanford may join By Igor Derysh | Salon Four former Republican lawmakers are considering joining former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld in the primary battle against President Donald Trump. Former Reps. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., and Mark Sanford, R-S.C., are close […]

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Republican women watch their numbers decline in state legislatures

Posted by   /  May 29, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

2018 was a bad year for GOP female candidates. The ones that did win elections don’t hold as much power as Democratic women Sen. Heather Carter, R-Cave Creek, is one of only six Republican women in the Arizona Senate. By Candice Norwood | Governing The number of Republican women in state legislatures declined after the […]

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Republicans set more traps for citizen ballot measures

Posted by   /  May 26, 2019  /  Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Rejecting complaints from Democrats, Republican lawmakers have voted to add a series of new requirements that need to be met by people proposing their own laws and constitutional amendments. Some of the changes approved on a party-line vote are procedural, such as saying that […]

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Key Republicans oppose governor’s budget, a flashback to 2006

Posted by   /  May 11, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

Arizona budget negotiations hung up by sexual abuse issues By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer This legislative session is not the first where two Republicans took on their party leaders and governor in opposing the proposed state budget. In 2006, it took 128 days, but Republican lawmakers released a budget proposal that met with lukewarm […]

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Do Republicans or Democrats run your city? Lawmakers push for partisan city elections

Posted by   /  February 6, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Dustin Gardiner | Arizona Republic Are Republican or Democratic mayors better at fixing potholes? City officials throughout Arizona say the answer is neither, but Republicans in the state Legislature seem to disagree. GOP lawmakers in the state House of Representatives voted Tuesday to give initial approval to House Bill 2201, which would make elections […]

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Court declares state law to limit minimum wage initiative illegal

Posted by   /  February 6, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

  By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The state Court of Appeals has slapped down efforts by Republican lawmakers to block local governments from mandating that private employers provide workers with even more fringe benefits than required by state law. In a unanimous ruling Tuesday, the judges said it was […]

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Ugenti-Rita proposes bill to bar vote ‘procrastinators’

Posted by   /  January 14, 2019  /  Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

  By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times Spurred by frustrations over prolonged vote counts, a Republican lawmaker wants to restrict early voting options for voters who receive their ballot by mail. Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita wants to require Arizonans who get their ballot early in the mail to return it by mail. SB 1046 would […]

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Gov. Doug Ducey’s 2019 State of the State address

Posted by   /  January 14, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

By KTAR.COM Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ushered in a new Legislature on Monday with his annual State of the State address, in which the Republican laid out his priorities for the upcoming session. In the approximately 45-minute speech, Ducey closed the door on a record-setting election year for Arizona, welcomed new lawmakers and paid tribute […]

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With Arizona Senate seat at stake, Republicans sue county recorders

Posted by   /  November 8, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Courts/Law  /  No Comments

  By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Jessica Boehm | Arizona Republic With the U.S. Senate seat hanging in the balance, the Yuma, Navajo, Apache and Maricopa County Republican parties filed a lawsuit against all Arizona county recorders and the Secretary of State late Wednesday. The Republican groups are challenging the way counties verify signatures on […]

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