Rep. Daniel Patterson, the Tucson lawmaker facing ethics charges and possible expulsion from the House of Representatives, today maintained his innocence and said a scathing ethics report against him was politically motivated.Read More »
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The U.S. Department of Justice today announced it has approved Arizona’s proposed congressional redistricting plan, despite a last minute appeal by some Republicans who said minority voting rights could have been strengthened.Read More »
A group of Arizona retailers called on Gov. Jan Brewer this week to support legislation that would tax their online competitors, but the lawmaker trying to help broker the deal says the future of the “Amazon bill” is still unclear. The so-called brick-and-mortar retailers want online companies that have a physical presence in the state to be taxed at the same level they are.Read More »
Some lawmakers have begun bringing firearms to the state Capitol, citing a growing fear of Rep. Daniel Patterson, whose alleged hostile outbursts and erratic behavior were detailed in an investigative report on Monday.Read More »
Investigators are recommending expulsion for Rep. Daniel Patterson, the Arizona lawmaker accused of beating up his ex-girlfriend, saying he violated ethical standards and that he likely committed numerous other crimes.Read More »
During the past several years, the Republican-led Legislature has passed some of the county’s toughest laws aimed at driving illegal immigrants from the state and deterring them from entering it.
For the most part, those laws have focused on enforcement within the state’s boundaries.
Now the strategy has shifted, and immigration hawks in the Legislature are taking their fight directly to the border.
Rep. Daniel Patterson on Wednesday afternoon filed his formal response to the ethics investigation into allegations that he beat his ex-girlfriend, maintaining that the probe is warrantless and calling for the charges to be dropped.
Around the same time Patterson’s assistant turned the formal response over to the House Chief Clerk’s office, he had state police drive him to the airport so he could take a flight out of town.
A report by special investigators into the ethics charges against a Tucson Democrat accused of beating his ex-girlfriend will be delayed until at least Friday, but the investigation and future hearings are expected to continue after that.Read More »
The attempt to stop Arizonans from sending LOLs and emoticons while operating a vehicle suffered a serious blow today, leaving a slim chance that the prohibition will become law this year.Read More »
The woman who last month accused a Tucson lawmaker of assaulting her now says her claims of violence were never true and is calling domestic violence charges and a legislative ethics inquest to be dropped.Read More »