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Sen. Rich Crandall, standing, confers with Sen. Bob Worsley during the day-long debate over the state budget, including Medicaid expansion.
State senators approved their version of a new $8.8 billion budget Thursday -- but not before adding millions of dollars to the original Republican plan.
A plan to revamp the state's recall laws for all future elections fell apart Thursday as some Republican senators broke party ranks.
Rebuffing the concerns of mayors from around the state about lost revenues, a Senate panel voted Wednesday to sharply revamp how sales taxes are assessed and collected.
Arizona Republicans say they don't need to change their stance on immigration or even their message to attract the Latino voters who largely defected last year.
We in the conservative movement are still licking our wounds from the last election. As we do some soul-searching, it should be easy to answer one question: Do we side with those who think no tax is high enough, or are we on the side of America’s entrepreneurs, professionals, farmers, ranchers and small business owners?
Sen. Bob Worsley, R-Mesa, was elected in 2012 to represent legislative district 25 in the Arizona Senate. Worsley’s entrepreneureal accomplishments include being the founder of SkyMall.
State lawmakers are poised to make it more difficult for some people to collect unemployment benefits.
Those who hope to scratch or pick their way to riches may soon get some protection from family and friends and foes.
A farmer would be horrified over the notion of an Arizona coyote being assigned to watch over his chicken coop. Arizonans should be worried that some public officials think they should be responsible for watching over themselves.
Arizonans who fear the federal government will make their folding money worthless may soon be able to substitute privately minted gold and silver coins.
The future of voting is online, and moving Arizona’s elections to the Internet would save money, deter voter fraud and increase efficiency, a state lawmaker says.
Hoping to avoid another ouster of one of their own, Republican legislators on Thursday voted to change the rules for recall elections.
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said the United States has to bolster ties with Mexico — including recognizing the benefits of migrant labor — or get used to the idea of China setting the international agenda on its own terms.
PEORIA -- Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said the United States has to bolster ties with Mexico -- including recognizing the benefits of migrant labor -- or get used to the idea of China setting the international agenda on its own terms.
Arizona’s primary election may indicate the tea party is losing some of its influence, public opinion experts said after Tuesday’s vote.
Unofficial results show Russell Pearce is facing his second election defeat in a row — once again to a political newcomer who vowed not to pursue divisive illegal immigration legislation.
Arizona's primary election Tuesday features a spirited race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate and heated contests for several U.S. House seats, with outcomes that will set the roster of candidates for the Nov. 6 general election.
Some big names in Arizona legislative politics face contested races in the Aug. 28 primary election, with redistricting fallout expanding the normal array of intraparty rivalries resulting from ideology and ambition.
While voters have until Nov. 6 to decide who they’ll support for president and other high-profile elections, many of the East Valley’s biggest races will be settled in a little over a week.
In a Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 photo, Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, left, prepares to address the media in Mesa, Ariz. after losing his recall election bid, as Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpiao, right, stands by his side. The ex-legislator who championed Arizona’s illegal immigration law says he has no regrets but that he’d like voters to give him a second chance. Ousted in a November 2011 recall election in which the immigration issue was a major focus, Russell Pearce is now running to return to the Arizona Legislature, where he was Senate president when ousted. Pearce faces what appears to be an uphill climb as he faces prominent businessman Bob Worsley in the Aug. 28 Republican primary for the state Senate seat for a redrawn district in suburban Mesa. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Taxpayers from throughout the state could end up underwriting a bid by ousted state Sen. Russell Pearce to get his seat back this year.
The Mesa businessman who founded SkyMall created a brand that’s known to countless millions, even as Bob Worsley remained an obscure figure in his community.