Doug Cole, a longtime lobbyist and veteran of the Capitol, said freshmen used to simply fall in line with leadership and sit on the back bench to learn during a session or two.Read More »
A law enacted to give the governor more choices in appointing judges is expected to join Medicaid expansion and an elections package as 2013 legislation that will wind up in court.Read More »
Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk has agreed to pursue campaign finance allegations against Attorney General Tom Horne and a top aide.
Arizona Solicitor General Robert Ellman, who reports directly to Horne, stated in a June 27 letter to Polk that he was referring the case to her office to avoid a conflict of interest in the case.
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery asked a federal court Monday to allow him to help defend a legal challenge to a two-year old law banning abortion on the basis of sex and race.Read More »
Attorney General Tom Horne sniped at Democrats for eliminating a $1.2 million fund that has been used for combating Mexican drug cartels in southern Arizona since 2009.Read More »
Attorney General Tom Horne is asking a court to end Maricopa County Community College District’s practice of offering in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.Read More »
Cathi Herrod, president of the Center for Arizona Policy, looked on the bright side of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions to strike a provision of the Defense of Marriage Act and effectively not rule on California’s Proposition 8.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court today let stand a ruling that struck down Arizona’s policy of denying benefits for domestic partners of state employees.Read More »
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in two gay-marriage cases Wednesday signaled the start of Arizona’s next round in marriage politics.Read More »
Arizona’s system for tracking fugitives, accused felons and mentally ill people is rife with loopholes, creating the potential for hundreds of thousands of people who are banned from owning guns to buy them anyway.Read More »