News & Announcements
May 22, 2013
Why Medicaid Expansion is the Right Thing to Do
It was heartening to see the Arizona Republic editorial board endorse the Arizona Senate’s action to support Governor Jan Brewer’s Medicaid proposal as “courageous.”
May 22, 2013
Campaign Finance Bill Offers Clarity and Transparency
In a world of candidate committees, Super PACs and independent expenditure committees, there is a lot of ambiguity when it comes to following the various rules that apply to different types of political committees.
May 14, 2013
NEWSLETTER: Local First: Keep Arizona Dollars in Arizona
Local First: Keep Arizona Dollars in Arizona Last week I had the pleasure of attending a breakfast hosted by Local First, a nonprofit organization committed to supporting locally owned businesses.
May 14, 2013
NEWSLETTER: Governor Susana Martinez, a Voice for Women in Business
Governor Susana Martinez, a Voice for Women in Business The Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has been a strong voice for Hispanic businesses for more than 20 years, and last Tuesday, they were joined by New Mexico Governor, Susana Martinez.
May 14, 2013
NEWSLETTER: Medicaid Restoration Means Treatment for Cancer and Transplant Patients
Medicaid Restoration Means Treatment for Cancer and Transplant Patients Without implementation of the Governor's plan to restore Medicaid, more than 63,000 Arizonans will be dropped from Medicaid and lose access to health care by the end of 2013.
May 7, 2013
NEWSLETTER: Medicaid Restoration and Veterans
Of the more than 600,000 veterans who reside in Arizona, more than 400,000 of them do not qualify for services provided by Veterans Administration.
May 7, 2013
NEWSLETTER: Governor Symington Weighs in on Medicaid
Recently, Governor Fife Symington weighed in on the Medicaid discussion in the form of a "My Turn" column in the Arizona Republic. He has said, in no uncertain terms, that Governor Brewer's plan to restore Medicaid is the right thing to do.
May 1, 2013
The Choice Gets Clearer
Sometimes, in the midst of heated and emotional political debate, reality intrudes. That is what happened last week when the federal government informed Governor Brewer that Arizona will no longer be eligible to receive 2-1 matching dollars if we continue
April 22, 2013
Tax Day in Arizona
Last Monday was Tax Day, as many of you are all too aware. But it is not just the day we file our taxes. It is also a day on which many business decisions are made, such as whether to hire, expand, downsize, or move to a more favorable location.
June 25, 2012
AZ Senate President Steve Pierce on SB 1070 ruling
Statement on Supreme Court ruling on SB 1070
May 30, 2012
Steve Pierce Files for Re-Election to the Arizona State Senate
District 1 – Senate President Steve Pierce submitted 1,310 signatures this morning to place his name on the ballot for the Republican primary election in District 1.
May 4, 2012
Senate President Steve Pierce: The Budget is Done
Senate President Steve Pierce on the end of the 50th Legislature, 2nd Regular Session
April 27, 2012
Brewer, legislative leaders announce budget deal
Gov. Jan Brewer and the Legislature's top Republican leaders announced Friday that they have reached a deal on a state budget for next year that holds the line on most spending while providing modest boosts to education, mental health and public safety.
April 10, 2012
Statement from Senate President Steve Pierce on the USDA’s rejection of winning bid for Yavapai Downs Racetrack
Late Friday the United States Department of Agriculture inexplicably rejected this winning bid, all but shutting down any hope of a racing season this year.
March 3, 2012
Daily Courier: State lawmakers brainstorm on creating jobs, improving economy
Improving Arizona's economy and creating more jobs are the top priorities of the state Legislature...
February 29, 2012
Senate President to IRC: Live within your budget
The President of the Arizona Senate today reminded the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission that the Commission doesn’t have an unlimited budget and needs to watch its spending.
February 24, 2012
AZ Week: State Surplus, Spend or Save?
Pierce said, saving and not more spending is the prudent approach for now. "We would like to be cautious in the money we spend now and hold some over for next year," Pierce said. " ... We don't want to spend it right now or commit it. We want to...
February 20, 2012
Senate President Steve Pierce Talks Budget, SB 1484 and More
At the Lincoln's Day Dinner, Pierce discussed the need to reform payroll union deductions and more.
February 15, 2012
Senate Moves with Unprecedented Speed to Pass “Bath Salts” Bill
This bill will help us stay ahead of the drug labs, which concoct new versions of synthetic drugs to skirt the law.
March 23, 2011
Immigration reform needs to offer accountability, not amnesty
Dennis Miller in Arizona Capitol Times