U.S. Senate hopeful Wil Cardon is launching a $230,000 television ad campaign in his bid to upset frontrunner Jeff Flake in the GOP primary, though the announcement hit a brief snag thanks to a spelling error.Read More »
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The day before the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in the landmark case over SB1070, the bill’s author will testify about it in a U.S. Senate subcommittee.Read More »
Don Bivens used the first television ad of Arizona’s U.S. Senate race not to attack his Democratic primary rival, but to go after GOP frontrunner Jeff Flake.Read More »
A coalition aiming to bolster K-12, higher education, state infrastructure and children’s health care funding filed a ballot measure today for a new 1-cent sales tax hike that would go into effect as soon as Proposition 100 expires in 2013.
The initiative, filed by the group Quality Education and Jobs, would direct about 80 percent of the money it raises to education, with the overwhelming majority going to K-12 schools. The tax would raise about $1 billion a year.
Opponents of Proposition 100, who warned that the 1-cent sales tax increase wouldn’t truly be temporary, are watching their predictions come true.Read More »
The House Appropriations Committee unanimously agreed to give more money to the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, but it hasn’t settled on an amount as Republicans continue to raise questions over how the remapping panel is spending its money.Read More »
With the cash-strapped Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission on the verge of going broke and the threat of yet more legal action looming, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted Tuesday to give the remapping panel just a single dollar in funding for the rest of the fiscal year.Read More »
Since the recession battered the economy in 2008, the state has dramatically increased the number of incentives it offers to companies that bring new jobs to Arizona. But after three years of tax credits, incentives and other policies aimed at jump-starting Arizona’s economy, some economists are saying the state should stop and take a breather.Read More »
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission hoped for the best but prepared for the worst, authorizing its attorneys to take legal action if the Legislature doesn’t swiftly approve extra funding it will need before the end of the fiscal year.Read More »
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors today appointed attorney and school board member Martin Quezada to the House of Representatives.Read More »