The referendum drive against an omnibus election bill has collected at least 130,000 signatures and expects more to come in during the final week of signature gathering, according to a member of the coalition that’s trying to put HB2305 on the ballot.Read More »
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Arizona Department of Gaming Director Mark Brnovich, who is considering a run for attorney general, resigned his position, clearing the way for a possible Republican primary challenge to embattled Attorney General Tom Horne.Read More »
The deadline is approaching fast but organizers of a citizen referendum drive against a wide-ranging elections bill say they’re on track to get enough signatures to put HB2305 on the 2014 ballot.Read More »
A law adding two new at-large seats to the Maricopa County Community College District board will go into effect now that Arizona is no longer subject to preclearance under the Voting Rights Act, according to Attorney General Tom Horne.Read More »
As GOP efforts to oust first-term Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema heat up, Republicans may soon learn that not all competitive districts are created equal, and not all Democrats who represent them are equally vulnerable.Read More »
Gov. Brewer defended her decision to appoint Jesse Hernandez as chairman and executive director of the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency, an appointment that has come under fire since his ouster from the position last week.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer doesn’t expect to be the only governor seeking to woo Indian businesses, but hopes that getting an early jump on the competition will help.Read More »
Both sides claimed victory as a federal judge dismissed the bulk of Margaret “Meg” Hinchey’s retaliation lawsuit against Attorney General Tom Horne and a top aide, but allowed the case to proceed on several allegations.Read More »
Sen. Michele Reagan filled in the blank on her months-old exploratory committee with an announcement that she’s eying a long-expected run for secretary of state.
Reagan, R-Scottsdale, formed an exploratory committee in December but did not indicate which office she was seeking in order to avoid running afoul of Arizona’s resign-to-run law. But Reagan, who has been well-known for her work on election issues during her time in the Legislature, openly acknowledged that she was considering a campaign to be the state’s top election official.
The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System has finished its draft of the hospital tax that will form the lynchpin of Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan, and expects to submit the plan for federal approval in about a month.Read More »