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The Secretary of State’s office on Wednesday dismissed a complaint alleging that the state’s redistricting commission was being illegally lobbied by a group with ties to Republican politicians.
The state’s elections officials threw the complaint out because they said Arizona’s lobbying laws don’t apply to the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. But in their dismissal letter, those same elections officials said they believe the laws should be changed so they do apply.
And that could happen as early as next year, said Amy Bjelland, the Secretary of State’s election director.
A Libertarian Party activist alleged in a complaint filed today that a group with ties to Republican politicians is illegally lobbying the state’s redistricting commission.Read More »
The state’s redistricting commission today moved closer to making a decision about whether it will continue require detailed tracking of all contact between its mapping firm and any member of the media.
But the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission postponed a vote so it can get more input from its attorneys, media outlets and bloggers.
It happens over and over, and yet I'm still always struck at how the "domino effect" shows up in politics.Read More »
The executive director of the Independent Redistricting Commission refutes a claim that the group’s contract with its mapping firm is invalid.Read More »
One of Arizona’s Independent Redistricting commissioners says the contract with the group’s mapping firm is invalid.Read More »
As accusations of partisan politics and foul play continue to assail Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission, a message of confidence and encouragement was delivered to the group by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.Read More »
After months of administrative drudgery and political tumult the five-person panel charged with redrawing Arizona’s political districts released their first set of working maps Saturday.Read More »
Jerry Lewis, the Mesa Republican and perceived frontrunner in the recall election of Senate President Russell Pearce, says the fake Twitter account impersonating him sheds light on the dirty tactics he expects as the race moves forward.Read More »