The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments April 12 in the legal battle over the matching funds provision of Arizona’s Clean Elections system, clearing the way for a high-stakes ruling that could define how the state’s top political races play out in the coming weeks.Read More »
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After losing a two-year, multimillion-dollar battle with voters and lawmakers, Arizona’s payday lenders are fighting for their lives.Read More »
To attract new businesses and create jobs in Arizona, Gov. Jan Brewer isn't looking to restructure or revamp the Department of Commerce. She's looking to eliminate it.
Brewer on April 14 announced plans to scrap the entire department and replace it with the Arizona Commerce Authority, a private sector-led operation that would narrow the state's economic development efforts to a handful of key industries.
Peoria police and DPS are investigating why someone threw a Molotov cocktail at the home of Paul Senseman, Gov. Jan Brewer's communications director.Read More »
As if his television advertising blitz left any doubt that he was willing to spend freely on his gubernatorial campaign, Buz Mills on April 8 filed a campaign finance report showing he'd spent $1.2 million since entering the race.Read More »
As Arizona’s fiscal woes have trickled down to the universities, Ernest Calderón has become a sounding board for complaints.Read More »
The state's largest hospital association had been working for several weeks on a ballot measure that would raise enough money to keep Arizona's Medicaid program running at full strength. But the threat of political retribution from top Republicans in the Legislature appears to have sunk the measure.Read More »
Shortly after Thomas announced his resignation, the three candidates on the Democratic side issued a joint statement denouncing him, with former state prosecutor Vince Rabago sending out another on his own for good measure. And much of their criticism was echoed on the right, where fellow Republican candidate Tom Horne, the state superintendent of public instruction, savaged Thomas for alleged abuses of power.Read More »
Rather than strike out on its own, Arizona will join a lawsuit filed by 15 other states against the federal government over the landmark health care bill passed by Congress.Read More »
The U.S. Department of Justice and Attorney General Terry Goddard are both looking into possible criminal charges involving campaign finance violations by a Maricopa County sheriff’s captain and the fundraising group he created in 2008.Read More »