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Landrum Taylor announced she would seek the state's No. 2 political spot last month.

Legislator Leah Landrum Taylor is dropping her bid to become the number-two politician in Arizona, and will announce she's ending her exploratory campaign to be the Democratic nominee for secretary of state. That will leave Terry Goddard as the sole Democrat seeking the office. Read more»

Gov. Jan Brewer addresses a news conference Monday at which she announced an eight-member panel to provide independent oversight of Child Protective Services’ review of 6,000 cases that went uninvestigated.

Gov. Jan Brewer has created an independent panel to oversee Child Protective Services staff reviewing 6,000 reports of child abuse and neglect that weren’t investigated. Read more»

Reporters interview Gov. Jan Brewer after she and legislative leaders spoke at a panel on goals for the 2013 Legislature.

Gov. Jan Brewer told business leaders Friday that her legislative agenda includes simplifying the “complicated and overly burdensome” process behind the state’s transaction privilege tax. Read more»

Legislators rewrote the description of the one-cent sales tax initiative, after a court ordered them to remove biased language. But critics said the changes to a voter guide didn't go far enough. Read more»

Arthur and Pleashette Williams of Tolleson have been foster and adoptive parents since 2005.

The state Legislatures is weighing three bills that would eliminate some roadblocks in the process of adopting children in Arizona. Read more»