U.S. Senator Mark Udall, a Democrat from Colorado, is backing a proposal to replace dollar bills with coins.
Under the legislation, approximately 600,000 million coins would be placed into circulation. A transition to the coins would take about four years. Read More
Calling a referendum drive misleading, a state senator has launched a campaign to keep voters from overturning extensive changes to voting laws made by the Republican-controlled Legislature.
Sen. Michele Reagan, R-Scottsdale, wants to collect funds to counter the petition drive that would force a public vote on the provisions of HB 2305. The provisions range from allowing election officials to stop sending early ballots to some voters, to putting potential new legal hurdles in the path of people who want to propose their own state laws and constitutional amendments. Read More
Liz Cheney has opened a new front in the battle for the soul of the Republican Party with her decision to challenge Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.). The fight pits conservatives willing to work across the aisle with a newer breed that views compromise as defeat.
The conflict, which has raged over the past two election cycles, is often marked by differences of tone and style more than ideology. Read More