For a hefty price, campaigns can get their hands on some surprising details about everyday people, then use that information to influence election outcomes. But “microtargeting,” as it's known, is no longer reserved for large, national campaigns. It's coming to a race near you.Read More »
Yearly Archives: 2012
Remembering the tragedy in Tucson one year later.Read More »
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords led a crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance, her words ringing out across a cold Tucson night in a rare public appearance Sunday evening at a candlelight vigil one year after surviving a deadly shooting.Read More »
Expect more of the same substance from the Arizona Legislature during lawmakers' regular session this year — but maybe not as much sound and fury.Read More »
As the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission continues to rack up legal bills, House Speaker Andy Tobin is seeking a full audit of the commission’s finances.Read More »
The 2011 session may be over, but some Republicans are still holding a grudge over the criticism to which they say they were subjected. House Speaker Andy Tobin chastised the media and Democrats in the Legislature, arguing that Republicans made the tough decisions to cut the budget and pass the Arizona Competitiveness Package amid “abuse” from the press and the minority party.Read More »
In a stunning turn of events, Sen. Scott Bundgaard resigned his legislative seat just moments before he was scheduled to take the witness stand in the ethics investigation against him involving a freeway fight with his ex-girlfriend.
The lawyer defending the Peoria Republican told a committee weighing the case against Bundgaard today that the hearing was "no longer necessary."
State schools chief John Huppenthal today accepted an administrative law judge’s findings that Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican American Studies program is illegal. The school district’s governing board will now have to decide whether to come into compliance or lose 10 percent of the district’s state funding, which amounts to about $15 million a year, or appeal Huppenthal’s decision in Maricopa County Superior Court.Read More »
A polygraph examiner from the Phoenix Police Department told a committee investigating an ethics complaint against Sen. Scott Bundgaard that a polygraph test the senator took could not conclusively show whether he was the telling the truth.
What’s problematic is the test itself, the expert said. Victor Bell, who supervises the police department’s polygraph unit, said he wouldn’t have posed one of the questions to Bundgaard because it dealt with intent and not his actions.
With old battles settled, business advocates are turning their attention to some of the more “niche” issues for the business community during the 2012 legislative session.Read More »