Too often we hear or read about programs and policies that are not working in Arizona. Or we learn about polarized factions lining up on one end or the other of an issue.Read More »
Yearly Archives: 2014
While a lot of things have changed since I entered public service 20 years ago, the American people still elect representatives for the same reason. Just like the first office I was ever elected to — and every office I’ve held in between — the people of Surprise elected me to help improve their lives.Read More »
Ruben Gallego and Mary Rose Wilcox are locked in a high-stakes struggle to win primary votes in a congressional district marked by low turnout and uncontested primaries. The race highlights a bitter schism among longtime Phoenix Democrats with community roots, and political newcomers eager for an opportunity to represent the state.Read More »
Police cannot frisk someone they stop and question absent some “reasonable suspicion that criminal activity is afoot,” the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday.Read More »
The provision of a 2010 voter-approved measure saying Arizonans don't have to buy health insurance is unenforceable because it conflicts with the federal Affordable Care Act, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.Read More »
In a case with statewide and possibly immediate impact, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that “dark money” groups can be forced to disclose the source of their cash even if their commercials don’t specifically advocate for anyone’s election or defeat.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer endorsed former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith at an event at Mesa’s Cubs Park on Thursday, touting him as the candidate who will build on the work she’s done in the past five-plus years.Read More »
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal has joined the barbarians at the gate.
Huppenthal flip-flopped Tuesday on his position on Common Core, saying he “never” supported the learning standards. His new stance comes just two months after he spoke at an Arizona Capitol Times Morning Scoop forum on K-12 education issues, during which he implored education and business leaders to do a better job selling the virtues of the standards to voters.
The Glendale City Council will consider an agreement next week with the Tohono O'odham Nation over its plan to build a casino resort near the city's sports and entertainment district.Read More »
Brewer’s endorsement comes as Ducey’s allies are trying to close the door on Smith, which is getting harder by the day. Arizona Cardinals President Michael Bidwill yesterday sent out an email urging business leaders to rally around Ducey as the only candidate who can win the primary and keep Jones from taking the nominationRead More »