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Budget slice for Arizona kids gets bigger

PHOENIX — Caving in part to demands by the governor, the state Senate voted 16-13 Thursday for a nearly $9.2 billion spending plan that includes more cash for child welfare and education than they had first offered.

March 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Bible-based Arizona lobby not used to losing

Bible-based Arizona lobby not used to losing

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.

March 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
McCain tweet: Brewer should veto religion-gay rights bill

McCain tweet: Brewer should veto religion-gay rights bill

Sen. John  McCain today posted a message on his Twitter account this morning urging Gov. Jan Brewer to veto the controversial religion-gay bill.

February 24, 2014 10:09 am Related Loading…
Tucson Councilman Kozachik dumps Republican party

Tucson Councilman Kozachik dumps Republican party

The Tucson city council has lost its lone Republican member.

January 11, 2013 4:34 pm Related

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GOP selects Biggs as Senate president

PHOENIX - A smaller Republican majority in the Arizona Senate ousted incumbent President Steve Pierce of Prescott on Friday, replacing him with Andy Biggs of Gilbert.

November 08, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

GOP fund causing internal squabble

The longstanding conflict between conservative and moderate Republicans is erupting in Southern Arizona, as some GOP candidates complain they've been abandoned by the party's "Victory Fund."

November 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Josh Brodesky: Manning House opens door to Rio Nuevo's wild ways

Why is Rio Nuevo so interested in the Manning House?

July 26, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Rio Nuevo board passes $11 million budget

Rio Nuevo board passes $11 million budget

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June 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Rio Nuevo board passes $11 million budget

Rio Nuevo board passes $11 million budget

Despite being together less than a month, the reconstituted Rio Nuevo board managed to pass budget of just over $11 million Friday.

June 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
McCusker: No conspiracy in Rio Nuevo appointment

McCusker: No conspiracy in Rio Nuevo appointment

In my mailbox Tuesday was a letter from Senate President Steve Pierce appointing me to the Rio Nuevo board. This is not a position I sought but certainly not one I would shy away from either, given my position downtown and desire to see our core revitalized.

June 06, 2012 12:13 pmLoading…
 2 Rio Nuevo board members forced out

2 Rio Nuevo board members forced out

Two key Rio Nuevo board members have been removed, bringing more changes to the downtown development entity.

June 05, 2012 12:54 pmLoading…

Fitz:E-mails

     Recently we’ve seen stories of lawmakers behaving badly when it comes to responding to constituent mail in a civil manner. If you have had a similar experience email your exchange to me at tooner@azstarnet.com.

April 12, 2012 8:20 amLoading…

Marana gets help from Senate leader in sewer-plant dispute

State lawmakers' attempts to force Pima County to turn over a sewer plant to Marana are getting more aggressive.

February 08, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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