As the FBI ramped up its investigation into Tom Horne last year, Secretary of State Ken Bennett scrambled to get legislation passed that would allow him to bypass the Attorney General’s Office and seek outside legal counsel.Read More »
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Maricopa County elections officials don’t want to see a repeat of 2012.
After Election Day, the county had a record number of provisional ballots. For two weeks afterward, they counted votes, including thousands of provisional ballots caused by people who had received early ballots in the mail but chose to vote in person on Election Day instead.
Members of the coalition that recalled former Senate President Russell Pearce are setting their sights on a bigger prize – Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Organizers of a recall campaign against the long-serving sheriff filed paperwork for their recall committee, Respect Arizona, with county election officials today.
Former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman made his official entry into the 2014 governor’s race.
Hallman, a Republican, has long been an oft-rumored candidate for numerous offices. On Tuesday he filed a campaign committee with the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office for a gubernatorial run.
“We’re off and running,” Hallman said.
Gov. Jan Brewer responded to a bipartisan plan for comprehensive immigration reform with a call for her supporters to sign an online border security petition run by her political action committee.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer took a noncommittal stance on immigration reform plan unveiled by a bipartisan group of U.S. senators, saying she will review the plan in the coming weeks.Read More »
If Gov. Jan Brewer gets her way, state employees can look forward to a pay raise — but only if they gave up their civil service protections under her personnel reform plan.Read More »
There were no surprises at the Arizona Democratic or Republican parties’ statutory meetings on Saturday. The Arizona Democratic Party reelected incumbent Chairman Bill Roe to a full term at the party’s helm. Meanwhile, the Arizona Republican Party got new leadership, electing businessman Robert Graham in a landslide.Read More »
Two Republican lawmakers are taking slightly different tacks in their efforts to affirm Arizona students’ loyalty to their country.
One wants mandatory compliance. The other started out with the same idea, but has since had a change of heart.
The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would expand the state’s law prohibiting cities from keeping databases of gun-related transactions to include firearm ownership as well.Read More »