Transparency missing in Arizona's legislature

By Kathleen Ingley and Maureen West

Mystery budgeting and 'striker' bills cut public from the process.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Senate":

"… g it out has “gone underground,” said lobbyist Kevin DeMenna, a former Senate chief of staff for GOP leadership who has personally observed every legisl …"

"… e final budget,” he said.Initially, there was confusion over whether the Senate Appropriations Committee would allow any public testimony on the budget. C …"

"… r than it’s ever been,” said Mike Gardner, a former GOP legislator and Senate chief of staff, who now lobbies for Triadvocates, a Phoenix-based public-a …"

"… t formal meetings and testimony, said Sen. Ron Gould, vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, the public never gets to hear the arguments for …"

House defeats effort to cut funding for repair of military base schools

By Kristen Lombardi

The House has defeated an effort to cut funds aimed at repairing decaying schools on military bases

Jerry Lewis — Appropriations Committee?

By Amy Biegelsen

A California congressman since 1978, Jerry Lewis aims to regain the gavel of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and all the federal bud

Excerpts from this story referencing "California":

"… al years, non-defense, discretionary spending has blown out of control” …"

"… ttee and all the federal budget power that comes with it. Lewis represents California’s 41st District, which stretches from the Nevada border across the Mojav …"

"… m the Justice Department in 2006 after Randy “Duke” Cunningham, also a California Republican, went to jail for accepting $2.4 million in bribes. The investi …"

"… tigating the relationship between Lewis and lobbyist Bill Lowery, a former California congressman who served on the Appropriations Committee with Lewis. Some of …"

C.W. Bill Young — Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense

By Caitlin Ginley

C.W. Bill Young is the most senior Republican serving in the U.S. House and a fixture in Florida politics. First elected in 1970, he represe

Hal Rogers — Appropriations Committee?

By Peter H. Stone

Kentucky’s Hal Rogers, a prime candidate to take over the powerful U.S. House Appropriations Committee, which controls federal spending, has

Everyone — except appropriators — agree no more C-17s needed in budget

By Nick Schwellenbach

Bipartisan leaders of the House and Senate committees with the most expertise on military affairs oppose buying more Boeing-built C-17 cargo

Excerpts from this story referencing "Arizona":

"… he predominance of the military-industrial complex,” said John McCain of Arizona, the top Republican on a Senate Government Affairs Subcommittee. “These …"