Political news and notes from around the Old Pueblo.
Democrats and Republicans are critical of a legislator's statements in a debate.
A blacklist created by a former GOP state senator and a local conservative political consultant is targeting several Southern Arizona Republicans for defeat in the upcoming elections, labeling them as “legistraitors.”
State Rep. Ethan Orr ends his post as head of a Tucson non-profit.
PHOENIX — The state’s top environmental officials asked legislators Tuesday to repeal the restrictions they placed on his agency just four years ago prohibiting it from regulating “greenhouse gases.”
A resident in Legislative District 9 is trying to get freshman state Rep. Ethan Orr thrown off the ballot.
Who will represent the residents in state legislative Districts 9 and 10 will, for the most part, not be decided until November.
PHOENIX — Supporters of doing more to prevent child abuse and neglect said Tuesday they are having to accept on faith that there will be more money for that — later.
Now that the legislative session is over, perhaps it’s a good time to take out that trusty old political instrument, the moderatometer, and stick it under the tongue of Tucson’s favorite debatably moderate legislator, Ethan Orr.
PHOENIX — State lawmakers finally wrapped up the 2014 legislative session early this morning, pushing through a host of last-minute measures.
A Tucson firm is hoping to launch Arizonans toward the edge of space — or maybe somewhere close to that — from Southern Arizona.
The Arizona House has wisely put the brakes on a push to give taxpayer money to private schools through tuition vouchers worth about $5,400 per child.
PHOENIX — A proposal to sharply expand the use of tax dollars to send students to private and parochial schools suffered a severe, and perhaps fatal, setback Thursday.
PHOENIX — Supporters of medical marijuana research have targeted a Republican state senator for recall because she is blocking a measure that could fund it.
Career and technical education programs in Pima County could get a small budget boost if the state Senate passes the House-approved budget.
Live dog racing could come to an end in Southern Arizona without Tucson Greyhound Park shuttering its doors.
PHOENIX — Plans to create a veterinary school at the University of Arizona have hit a roadblock as state lawmakers approved just enough money to tease the idea but not enough to actually make it happen.
PHOENIX — Saying the plan shorts child safety and education, six dissident House Republicans said Wednesday that talks have broken down with their own party leaders, leaving a proposed $9.2 billion state budget in limbo.
PHOENIX — House Republican leaders late Monday gave up trying to corral the votes for a new budget, at least for now.
PHOENIX — A Phoenix Republican lawmaker is using her power to singlehandedly kill a House-passed bill that could provide the necessary funds to have a study of possible beneficial effects of medical marijuana.