Third-party candidates may become a rare breed in Arizona.
HB2305, an omnibus elections bill, dramatically raises the number of signatures that Green Party, Libertarian and other third-party candidates will need to qualify for the ballot. Whereas signature requirements have historically been based on the number of registered votes a party has, the bill would equalize the requirements for all parties.
WASHINGTON – The House voted overwhelmingly Monday to approve a bill to fix a federal surveying error that had put homes of some residents of the Mountainaire subdivision partly in the Coconino National Forest.
- Rosemont Mine’s water permit upheld
- ACLU to unveil app on Ariz. immigration law
- Pinal County Sheriff’s Office aide sues county
- Cuts lead to longer lines at Grand Canyon
- Franks’ remarks during hearing on abortion bill spark media frenzy
- Arizona Senate passes election overhaul bill
- Expanded voucher system approved by Arizona Senate
- Arizona lawmakers to pull budget all-nighter
- Bid to revive lawsuit over ‘Day of Prayer’ fails
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This month, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on affirmative action in school admissions in Fisher v. University of Texas. While affirmative action was adopted with the long overdue intention of instituting justice and righting innumerable wrongs, it was poorly designed.
- Here’s why it’s important to comply with the 95% coverage rule
- Fixing the federal debt demands a comprehensive approach
- Utility customers have option of installing rooftop solar systems
- Backed by state Constitution, Medicaid expansion makes sense
- Democrats will take the lead on issues voters care about
- Innovative approach pinpoints solutions to mental health issues
- Medicaid debate should remain focused on the merits of expansion
- Why conservatives oppose expansion of Obamacare
- Expand Medicaid for the sake of people like Christine Zeigra
Lobbying reports show how much was spent, who spent it, but not necessarily who was being courted
The Arizona Capitol Times obtained the electronic quarterly lobbying reports for the first quarter of 2013 under the state’s public records laws, analyzed the expenditures across hundreds of transactions and interviewed many of those involved in the spending.
- Laguna Beach weekend tops lobbying expenditures
- A lobbying tradition: lunches on the lawn
- Special events dominated lobbying expenditures during the first quarter
- Freshman ranks high among most lobbied
- Lobbyist gift ban crusader accepts gifts from lobbyist
- Action lacking despite opportunities to improve Arizona’s lobbyist reporting system
- Power brokers: The most lobbied lawmakers and the busiest lobbyists
- Lobbying records reveals loopholes, reporting gaps and errors
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March 27: Legislative Update
Budget/Medicaid Special Session