Groups, lawmakers push for multiple issues in special session
Gov. Jan Brewer and legislative leaders have agreed to limit the special session to fixing ballot language aimed at preserving the right to vote by secret ballot in union elections. But that hasn’t stopped lawmakers and groups from pushing for other issues to be included in the special session.
Capitol Quotes: August 6, 2010
‘We had a discussion about having a discussion.’ — House Speaker Kirk Adams, on the possibility of a special session to make changes to SB1070.
Brewer, Goddard seek dismissal of challenge
Attorneys for Gov. Jan Brewer and Attorney General Terry Goddard have asked a judge to dismiss a Latino clergy group’s lawsuit that seeks to overturn Arizona’s new immigration law.
Fewer legal visitors crossing into Arizona to shop
The immigration crackdown in Arizona has apparently led some legal visitors to stay out of the state.
New ad quotes McCain admitting to lying in past
Sen. John McCain’s Republican primary challenger has released a new ad using McCain’s own voice admitting to lying in the past.
Goddard calls for end to private-school credits
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry Goddard is calling for the suspension of tax credits for private schools and the return of state funding for all-day kindergarten as part of an education plan released Thursday.
Lawyer: Arpaio is cooperating with probe
A lawyer for an Arizona sheriff known for his efforts against illegal immigrants said Thursday that the U.S. Justice Department’s threat to sue over records for its civil rights investigation is premature because his client is willing to cooperate with certain elements of the probe.
Times Past: The ‘Mother of Arizona’
Gov. George W. P. Hunt called Josephine Brawley Hughes “the Mother of Arizona.” She fought for women’s suffrage and prohibition of drinking and gambling. She even fought to ban smoking in public. In Arizona’s rowdy territorial days she was often laughed at, but she prevailed courageously.
UpClose with Linda Lopez
Whether the issue is immigration, education or gay marriage, Sen. Linda Lopez is easily among the most passionate Democrats in the Arizona Legislature.
Immigrant groups cry foul over activist’s arrest
Immigrant-rights groups are calling the arrest of a Phoenix civil rights leader “unlawful” and an example of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s abuse of power against vocal opponents.
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