The referendum drive against an elections bill passed by the Legislature in June will have a tough standard to meet if it goes to court. Referendums in Arizona are subject to a judicial standard known as strict compliance, which requires ...Read More »
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Al Melvin no longer has to pretend he’s considering, exploring or contemplating a run for governor. He’s running. It’s as simple as that.Read More »
Former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman is bowing out of the governor’s race and running instead for state treasurer.Read More »
The Citizens Clean Elections Commission is asking the Arizona Court of Appeals to overturn a Maricopa County judge’s ruling that allowed new campaign contribution limits to go into effect.Read More »
The Arizona Department of Transportation formally banned driver’s licenses for all illegal immigrants who received deferred action from the federal government, potentially heading off a federal court ruling against a similar policy for children who were brought to the country illegally.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer touted a year-ending budget surplus that’s about $200 million more than was expected, which the governor attributed to the improving economy and her “sound fiscal leadership.”
In a press statement on Monday, Brewer said the state had an estimated cash balance of about $895 million at the end of fiscal year 2013. The budget approved by lawmakers and Brewer in June estimated a surplus of about $694 million.
Initiative takes aim at cities, hoping to force changes at the Legislature
A proposed pension reform initiative would put a straightjacket on city and county budgets until they fix a problem that they have little power to change.
Arizona candidates will be able to accept contributions of up to $4,000 starting on Friday after a Maricopa County judge denied a request to block the new contribution limits from going into effect.Read More »
The Goldwater Institute opened the next front in the battle against Medicaid expansion, filing a lawsuit arguing that the hospital assessment that will fund the program violates the Arizona Constitution.Read More »
The writing has been on the wall for a while, but now it’s official – Medicaid expansion won’t be on the ballot next November.Read More »