Rep. Bob Thorpe locked down his Twitter account, barred reporters from following it and erased several comments after Democrats and civil rights activists called several of his tweets racially insensitive.Read More »
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If conservative activists manage to refer Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan to the ballot, their chances of getting voters to overturn it are grim, according to a new poll by the pro-expansion Restoring Arizona organization.Read More »
Toll lanes unlikely to happen anytime soon in Arizona
Arizona likely won’t be ready to unveil pay-to-drive lanes on Valley freeways until long after the fate of a proposed ballot measure aimed at putting the brakes on toll roads is decided.
Libertarians, Greens will look to courts if election referendum fails
Even if the referendum drive against the omnibus elections measure HB2305 falls short, Greens and Libertarians may still be able to strike down a requirement in the legislation that dramatically increases the number of signatures they need to get on the ballot.
Christine Jones, a former executive with the web hosting company GoDaddy, filed paperwork Friday to seek the Republican nomination for governor.Read More »
Speaking to more than 2,000 at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, Obama laid out a six-point plan that he said will help first-time homebuyers and people who lost out when the bubble burst get home loans, make rental homes more affordable for people who don’t own houses, and ultimately wean American off the government-backed mortgage system that the president faulted with causing the housing crash in the first place.Read More »
Mesa businessman Wil Cardon is running for secretary of state, bringing a big name and a lot of self-funding ability to a Republican primary that is growing increasingly crowded.
Cardon, who unsuccessfully challenged Jeff Flake for the GOP nomination in last year’s U.S. Senate race, filed his candidacy with the Secretary of State’s Office on Tuesday, according to a press release.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s quest to reassert federal scrutiny in states formerly covered by the Voting Rights Act’s preclearance requirement is giving some Arizona lawmakers hope that the state may again find itself in the Department of Justice’s sights.Read More »
Behavioral health providers in Maricopa County are crying foul over Magellan Health Services’ attempt to recoup money from a fiscal year that ended more than 12 months ago, and the Arizona Department of Health Services has stepped in to put at least a temporary halt to the effort.Read More »
Opponents of a law that dramatically raises Arizona’s campaign contribution limits filed suit in Maricopa County Superior Court after the Arizona Supreme Court declined to take the case.Read More »