Conservatives are supposed to favor consumption taxes over income taxes and tax neutrality, not preferences.
While all eyes are on new Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Arizona’s John McCain may turn out to be the new GOP majority’s most interesting figure.
The political complexion of Arizona’s rural counties has gotten much more Republican and conservative.
Pent-up energy and passion to improve schools will take a back seat to melodramas over Common Core implementation and the state budget.
Republicans don’t have the political tools or leverage to stop or reverse it. So, they should start passing GOP immigration measures, beginning with mandatory use of electronic verification of work eligibility for all employers.
Critics should keep their powder dry until the new school superintendent has actually done something.
What the Republicans should, and more importantly shouldn’t, do with their new congressional majority.
Far from an immaculate conception, the commission’s energy efficiency program is silly.
Horne didn’t get an independent and binding review of the accusation he illegally coordinated with an independent campaign. And that spotlights an injustice in Arizona’s system of administrative law the Legislature should remedy.
He won impressively big. But he ran on background, experience and general conservative philosophy, not a specific agenda.