State treasurer candidate Doug Ducey had a lien placed on his Paradise Valley home for failure to pay property taxes, and paid two years worth of taxes shortly after he filed to run for office, according to the Maricopa County Assessor’s Office.Read More »
State and county election officials are investigating television ads by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio that target Rick Romley and Tom Horne, both of whom are running against the sheriff’s political allies in separate races.Read More »
Doug Ducey reported spending $581,000 on the Republican primary for state treasurer, more than any state-level candidate except for Buz Mills' defunct gubernatorial campaign.
Ducey, the former CEO of Cold Stone Creamery, spent $100,000 in the week before the Aug. 10 trigger report was submitted to the Arizona Secretary of State's Office. Partly due to the spate of television ads he's aired, Ducey has spent more than every state treasurer candidate from the past two election cycles combined in his four-way primary.
A judge ruled that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio can continue running campaign ads that attack attorney general candidate Tom Horne.Read More »
Tom Horne wants a judge to bar Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio from attacking him in campaign ads, and the Arizona Secretary of State's Office is investigating the television commercial that sparked the case.Read More »
In the wake of a prison break that set three convicted murderes free, Attorney General Terry Goddard called on Gov. Jan Brewer to amend her special session call to include a review of budget and privatization issues that he said have weakened Arizona's corrections system.Read More »
The Republican Governors Association appears to be paying a lot more attention to Arizona than its Democratic counterpart. The RGA has about $1.2 million in its Arizona political action committee, compared to just $4,500 in the Democratic Governors Association Arizona PAC.Read More »
For conservative Arizona politicos, especially those on the forefront of the debate over illegal immigration, connections to hate groups have become an embarrassing pitfall.
Groups whose racist or white nationalist views include vehement opposition to illegal immigration often seek to align themselves with politicians who lead the anti-illegal-immigration movement. But politicians who put themselves in league with such groups — mistakenly or otherwise — usually spend years dealing with the fallout and repairing their images.
A dark cloud hanging over Arizona's budget appears to be disipating after a spending package including billions in federal Medicaid assistance cleared a major hurdle in the U.S. Senate.Read More »
In the wake of three convicted murderers' escape from a private prison in northern Arizona, Attorney General Terry Goddard slammed Gov. Jan Brewer for cutting the Department of Corrections' budget.Read More »