Being a Republican can be lonely in south Phoenix’s Legislative District 27, the most lopsided voter bloc in the state, but the grassroots effort has grown in recent years despite the long odds of gaining political influence.Read More »
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A federal judge today put Arizona’s law banning Medicaid funding for abortion providers on hold until a legal challenge to the law goes to trial.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer’s first look at Judge Ann Scott Timmer came in 1988. More than 20 years later, Timmer, a Court of Appeals judge, and Brewer, the governor, would meet three times in Timmer’s quest to become a Supreme Court justice, with the third time being the charm.Read More »
Rep. Catherine Miranda, her husband and step-daughter invoked their Fifth Amendment rights on the witness stand today in a court hearing to determine whether the Phoenix Democrat should be removed from office for submitting allegedly forged signatures on election forms. Miranda’s attorney, Tom Ryan, said he can’t allow his client or her family to testify while she is under criminal investigation.Read More »
Judge Ann Scott Timmer’s advice to her disappointed daughters after her third failed attempt at landing a spot on the Supreme Court was that the only way to avoid disappointment was to not take risks.Read More »
Rep. Chester Crandell said he was surprised when the first question of the Oct. 2 Clean Elections debate of Legislative District 6 candidates was on Proposition 120, the ballot measure he sponsored and is advocating.Read More »
Not since the AzScam scandal in 1991 have so many Arizona lawmakers left office amid criminal allegations in a single year.
The current scandals could cast a cloud over the state’s general election. Lawmakers who leave in disgrace tend to discourage cynical voters from going to the polls, pollsters and players from the AzScam bribery scandal said.
A Legislative District 27 Republican is using questions about forged signatures on Rep. Catherine Miranda’s election forms to take the Phoenix Democrat to court to strip her of her primary election victory.Read More »
Rep. Ben Arredondo, a Tempe Democrat, faces a sentence ranging from probation to 37 months in prison after pleading guilty this morning to two felony counts related to federal charges stemming from a public corruption indictment.Read More »
A federal grand jury has returned a third indictment this year involving the Arizona Legislature as a former staffer was charged Sept. 25 with 15 counts of wire fraud for allegedly stealing from former House Speaker Jim Weiers’ campaign account.Read More »