If generally accepted predictions of global warming come to pass, Arizona’s transportation system will have to adapt due to stronger dust storms, snowfall, flooding, forest fires and other factors, experts say.Read More »
Yearly Archives: 2013
Shope eyes smaller districts for state representatives
Rep. T.J. Shope wants to cut Arizona’s massive House of Representatives districts in half.
The first-term lawmaker hasn’t completed his plans yet, but is strongly leaning toward a proposal that would split the House districts in half. Rather than have each legislative district elect two House members at large, Shope’s plan would create two separate House districts that would be contained within each Senate district.
Rep. Debbie Lesko will challenge incumbent Republican Sen. Rick Murphy in Legislative District 21, citing concerns that his ongoing “personal struggles” could cost the GOP a seat in the Arizona Senate.Read More »
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber has made his decision: He’s running for re-election in 2014.
Days after telling the Arizona Capitol Times he hadn’t decided whether he would run in 2014 and saying he still had to discuss the issue with his family, Barber released a statement today pledging his full effort to keep his seat in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District.
Horne on Friday filed a lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court against the Arizona Public Integrity Alliance, a 501(c)(4) that is running ads on cable television lambasting Horne for the campaign finance allegations against him. Bennett spokesman Matt Roberts said Horne’s attorney, Sandra Slaton, also filed a complaint against the ad with the secretary of state’s office.Read More »
Officials say the government shutdown cost Grand Canyon National Park $19 million in lost tourism revenue.Read More »
The only two uranium mines operating in Arizona and an associated mill in southern Utah are set to cease operations temporarily as prices for the ore decline.Read More »
Two Dreamers asked a judge today to let them in as defendants and file a counter claim in the state’s lawsuit to stop Maricopa County Community College District from granting in-state tuition to illegal immigrants.Read More »
Attorney General Tom Horne is suing a conservative political group over wording in a television ad claiming that he is still under an investigation by the FBI.Read More »
Sen. John McCain said last month he's considering running for a sixth term in 2016 and now the Arizona Republican is taking a step toward doing that.Read More »