Dem pollster Public Policy Polling today released numbers on the state’s support of gay marriage, and the tea party and Occupy Wall Street movements from its Nov. 17 to Nov. 20 survey of 500 voters it conducted.Read More »
Monthly Archives: November 2011
Gov. Jan Brewer is getting ready for a 2012 push to revamp the rules governing the hiring and firing of state employees.Read More »
Police used pepper spray on a crowd of protestors, and arrested six of them, outside a a Scottsdale conference center today that was attended by dozens of lawmakers from around the country.
The roughly 150 demonstrators showed up at the American Legislative Exchange Council summit in Phoenix, to protest what they see as undue corporate influence in government.
Sen. Jerry Lewis raised almost $85,000 in his successful campaign to defeat former Senate President Russell Pearce earlier this month. Lewis spent all of it, based on his latest campaign report to the Arizona Secretary of State.Read More »
The top spokesman for the House of Representatives resigned from his job last week and the No. 2 communications person will be leaving next month. The departures mean the posts will likely remain unfilled until after the holidays.Read More »
Brewer this afternoon seemed to put the kibosh on any hope that a special session will be called this week to put a measure on the Feb. 28 ballot to either repeal or reform the IRC.Read More »
Community members and organizations are planning protests Wednesday against groups of conservative lawmakers meeting in Scottsdale. Various organizations ranging from labor to civil rights groups plan to protest against the American Legislative Exchange Council's States and Nation Summit.Read More »
After winning an Arizona Supreme Court battle against a Republican governor and Senate that ordered her removal, reinstated Independent Redistricting Commission Chairwoman Colleen Mathis is facing the immediate challenge of leading a commission that has fractured down party lines.Read More »
State law requires county attorneys and police to cooperate with state Child Protective Service caseworkers, but police and prosecutors told the Governor’s Child Safety Task Force today that some child abuse and sex abuse investigations are falling short because of communication failures, antiquated technology and red tape.Read More »
In the late 19th century, just about every city of any size had a streetcar or trolley line. In Phoenix, there was the Phoenix Street Railway System, which operated from 1887 to 1948. It was owned and operated by the great promoter and subdivision mogul, Moses H. Sherman, until 1925, when the city of Phoenix took over operations.Read More »