Lesko pulls solar-industry regulation bill
A bill that critics said would threaten the future of Arizona’s fledgling solar-energy industry has died after its sponsor announced Feb. 25 that she was withdrawing it.
Goddard investigating Colorado City
Attorney General Terry Goddard has filed a sweeping records request with Colorado City, and the manager of the town best known for its polygamous residents is accusing the AG of going on a politically inspired witch hunt.
Capitol Quotes 2/26/10
“I support this bill because I’m pleased to see Rep. (Andy) Biggs finally regulating something.” - House Speaker Kirk Adams, a Republican from Mesa, speaking on the House floor Feb. 23 in support of H2246, which would allow the regulation and sale of some fireworks to the general public in Arizona. Right now, selling fireworks is banned statewide. The bill was approved 40-17 and has been sent to the Senate.
Fiorello La Guardia’s Arizona connection
A man widely recognized for making sweeping changes in labor conditions as part of his work as New York City mayor may have held a small Arizona town in higher regard than The Big Apple.
Keep the public noticed
If public notices were not published in newspapers, the community would not know about hearings, requests for proposals, companies that are forming and other actions by government.
Some anti-tax groups not interested in opposing Prop. 100
The opposition campaign against Proposition 100 is shaping up to be a low-budget, decentralized effort to convince Arizonans to vote “no” on the proposed temporary sales tax increase.
Gordon says he won’t run for Congress
Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon has announced that he won’t run for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. John Shadegg.
UpClose with Jeff Flake
Few people on Capitol Hill stand out from the crowd as much as Rep. Jeff Flake.
Despite his reputation as a nice guy with a million-dollar smile, Flake often disagrees with his colleagues across the political spectrum.
Bennett backs campaign reporting requirements, stiff penalties
Arizona’s elections chief says the state needs to overhaul a portion of its campaign finance laws to maintain an informed electorate after the nation’s top court gave corporations the ability to pay for political advertisements.
New House member Reeve a conservative, but not an ideologue
Arizona’s newest state legislator said she sees beauty in the Socratic Method, by which opposing views on an issue submit to questions and debate ideas.
Rep. Amanda Reeve, a Phoenix Republican, said she doesn’t subscribe to the my-way-or-the-highway style of politics.
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