Lawmakers advance secret-ballot measure -Day 1
In almost staccato fashion, Senate and House committees on Aug. 9 approved new legislation aimed at guaranteeing people’s right to a secret ballot in union elections. Gov. Jan Brewer called the ninth special session this term to fix the anti-union ballot measure, which the courts earlier ruled unconstitutional.
Goddard urges Brewer to review prison system in special session
In the wake of a prison break that set three convicted murderes free, Attorney General Terry Goddard called on Gov. Jan Brewer to amend her special session call to include a review of budget and privatization issues that he said have weakened Arizona’s corrections system.
GOP governors group dwarfs Dems in fundraising
The Republican Governors Association appears to be paying a lot more attention to Arizona than its Democratic counterpart. The RGA has about $1.2 million in its Arizona political action committee, compared to just $4,500 in the Democratic Governors Association Arizona PAC.
County supervisors rack up big credit charges
A newspaper’s investigation shows some members of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors spent lavishly using publicly financed county-issued credit cards.
Reporter Luige Del Puerto talks about the special session for Proposition 108
Arizona Capitol Times reporter Luige Del Puerto discusses the special session called over the Prop. 108 ruling.
Protesters help boost hotel occupancy in Phoenix
The days leading up to Senate Bill 1070 were good for the hotel industry.
Arizona to begin session on anti-union measure
Arizona lawmakers are scheduled to begin a special session Monday to fix an anti-union ballot measure ruled unconstitutional.
Nun’s death rallies anti-immigration forces
In Arizona, the shooting death of a rancher blew the lid off simmering anger over border security and helped solidify support for a tough new immigration law. A similar eruption threatens in Virginia following the death of a Catholic nun in a car accident involving a man in the country illegally and accused of drunken driving.
Review examines purchases by AZ sheriff’s office
A review of credit card records has found that high-level officials within the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office routinely made charges that violated office policy.
Immigration issue boosts Brewer in Arizona race
As the year began, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer faced a competitive field of fellow Republicans who wanted her job, with some GOP critics sensing she was particularly vulnerable as she sought voter approval of a sales tax increase she’d proposed to shore up the state budget.
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