Sen. Frank Antenori, a Tucson Republican, is seriously considering dropping his bid for Congress and turning his full attention to re-election in the state Senate.Read More »
Monthly Archives: May 2012
An attorney representing a housing organization took its first step in suing the state over a sweep of $50 million meant to assist distressed homeowners.Read More »
The work of the 50th Legislature is officially completed, but rumors were circulating last week that some Republicans are – or will be – working on a referral to compete with the Open Government initiative, which seeks to overhaul the state’s elections system by allowing everybody to vote in an open primary with the top two winners, regardless of party, competing in a runoff.Read More »
With border crossings at a 40-year low, the U.S. Border Patrol announced a new strategy Tuesday that targets repeat crossers and tries to find out why they keeping coming.Read More »
Campfires on state land will be off-limits until further notice.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill reversing a cost-cutting decision that made state and local government employees pay a bigger share of the costs of the state's main public retirement system.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer on Monday signed into law a new state budget that reflects the state's improving finances.
The budget's spending totals just under $8.6 billion for the 2012-2013 fiscal year starting July 1.
The author of a measure that seeks to prohibit people from running for office if they have outstanding elections-related fines will be asking the U.S. Department of Justice for an expedited review of the bill.
The measure, if enacted before the deadline to file candidate paperwork in this year’s elections, would impact former Rep. Doug Quelland, who has refused to pay a $31,000 Clean Elections fine.
The legal team for the next man scheduled to be executed in the state walked out of a clemency hearing today after alleging the Governor’s Office violated open meeting laws in appointing three new members to the Board of Executive Clemency.Read More »
Although Maricopa County was assigned a grade of “F” for ozone pollution and a grade of “C” for 24-hour particulate pollution in the American Lung Association’s recently released 2012 State of the Air Report, air quality professionals contend that the simple letter grade doesn’t tell the entire story of the Valley’s air, and that progress has been made during recent years in reducing air pollution.Read More »