The American Civil Liberties Union said Thursday that border inspectors have used excessive force and performed humiliating body searches on travelers entering the United States from Mexico.Read More »
Monthly Archives: May 2012
Gov. Jan Brewer and Mitt Romney's son are among the scheduled speakers at the Arizona Republican Party's state convention.Read More »
A handful of elected officials in the Arizona Legislature have repeatedly tried to intimidate and silence Goldwater Institute analysts out of giving testimony in support of or in opposition to legislation this year. In one case, an elected official forced a Goldwater Institute attorney, who asked to speak on behalf of the Institute, to refrain from speaking because she was not a registered lobbyist for the Institute. Although the attorney was later allowed to testify after signing in as representing only herself, the instance demonstrates that certain Arizona legislators want citizens to curtail their First Amendment rights before daring to talk or write about public policy with their representatives.Read More »
If Yogi Berra were a political analyst, he might describe the May 3 passage of HB2815 as the second consecutive year that the Legislature passed a once-in-a-generation competitiveness package.Read More »
The Arizona Commerce Authority came into existence nearly a year ago with a vow to be open and transparent, but the economic development agency has not followed through on all of those commitments.
The Commerce Authority has refused to disclose the list of finalists for its CEO position, refused to release information about who vets applicants for a $1.5 million grant program and makes little effort to inform the public of meetings of its numerous subcommittees.
Advocates for more funding for social programs today panned Republicans for their priorities in the recently-enacted state budget.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer on Thursday signed a bill to eliminate merit protections for most state employees, which she called a historic reform that will modernize the way Arizona manages its employees.Read More »
The appointment of former Pinal County Supervisor Bryan Martyn as the new State Parks director has come under scrutiny after records show he was one of the least qualified candidates for the job.Read More »
A candidate for Tempe, Ariz., mayor is facing allegations he sexually abused a girl nearly 30 years ago.Read More »
A once-in-a-generation opportunity for Democrats to grab a congressional seat in the heart of the Valley is quickly becoming one of the nastiest races of the 2012 cycle.Read More »