Days after Governor Jan Brewer vetoed Senate Bill 1062, which would have allowed businesses to discriminate against gays and others based on a business owner's "sincerely held" religious beliefs, Cathi Herrod retreated to the studio of a friendly TV talking head: fellow conservative, former pastor, ... More >>
Senate Bill 1062 is gone, but certainly not forgotten.For the second day in a row, activists from Citizens for a Better Arizona protested the connection between lawmakers and the lobbying group behind SB 1062, the Center for Arizona Policy.
If Arizona's anti-immigrant law wasn't enough to tarnish the state's reputation, the state's "religious freedom" bill is already causing plenty of damage.Despite a huge outpouring of opposition toward the bill from Arizona residents, business groups, and even Republican lawmakers not in the state Le ... More >>
The Arizona House of Representatives passed the anti-LGBT "religious freedom" bill, which now heads to Governor Jan Brewer for her approval.Despite House Democrats putting up a strong fight against the bill, just one of their colleagues on the other side of the aisle voted against the bill, which th ... More >>
The Internet makes so many things so incredibly easy.For one, you can see where your state-level elected officials get their money, with the click of a button.
Last year, people were creating a stink after it was discovered that some Arizona legislators got tickets and trips to sporting events thanks to the Fiesta Bowl.Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery explained in December that none of the politicos would face charges, saying prosecutors were ... More >>
Here's a feature of the Arizona Legislature that Republican state Rep. Kimberly Yee is happy about -- how her bill regulating contracts between the state and private attorneys, passed by the House a month a go, went to the Senate and magically turned into her abortion bill that was previously kil ... More >>
Christmas came early this year, I thought to myself, as Jerry Lewis, the man who played David to ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce's Goliath in the Legislative District 18 recall, was sworn in this afternoon on the Senate floor by Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch.Yep, C ... More >>
Senator Steve Pierce will take over for ousted Senator Russell Pearce as president of the Arizona Senate.State Senate Republicans confirm to New Times that GOPers have selected a replacement for ousted Senate President Russell Pearce following his historic loss in Tuesday night's recall election. ... More >>
Arizona LegislatureSelf-promotion is the law in Steve Yarbrough's perfect world.Jan Brewer again rejected a bill increasing the amount of money Arizona taxpayers can write off on their tax bill and give to private scholarship charities yesterday, denying Sen. Steve Yarbrough's second attempt ... More >>
Arizona LegislatureHe doesn't know when to quit.State Senator Steve Yarbrough is praying for Jan Brewer to sign an amended bill benefiting his side business, which she originally rejected last week as "unbalanc[ing] the budget." SB 1186, the "2011 tax corrections act," passed the Arizona Hou ... More >>
Arizona SenateIs your senator a Russell Pearce dingleberry, like Steve Smith?Five anti-immigration bills sponsored by Senate President Russell Pearce and dingleberry right-wing senators went down in defeat yesterday as sanity prevailed in the Arizona legislature. The rejected measures were S ... More >>