The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will spend the weekend studying proposed changes to its congressional map to see if it can retain a competitive district in the Phoenix area without carving Mesa into three separate districts.Read More »
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CNN will produce and air a Republican presidential debate on Dec. 1 in Arizona.
Gov. Jan Brewer, the driving force in bringing the debate to the state, announced the agreement between CNN and the Arizona Republican Party today.
A federal judge in Alabama upheld two major provisions of that state’s illegal immigration law that are nearly identical to key portions of SB1070 that were struck down. U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Blackburn blocked some portions of HB56 in her ruling on Wednesday but upheld provisions making it a crime to not carry immigration papers and requiring law enforcement officers to check people’s immigration status if they have a reasonable suspicion that they’re in the country illegally.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer is asking the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to revisit its recent ruling that a 2009 decision to eliminate domestic partner benefits for state employees is unconstitutional.Read More »
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has awarded an $18.2 million grant to the Arizona Commerce Authority, which President and CEO Don Cardon said the authority plans to use as the foundation of a revolving loan fund for small businesses.Read More »
The Arizona Commerce Authority board of directors approved guidelines for its $25 million Arizona Competes fund, vowing close scrutiny of any company that wants a grant from the deal-closing fund.Read More »
Groups representing teachers and public school districts filed suit on Monday against a new state voucher-style system for disabled students, alleging that the program violates constitutional bans on state aid for private and religious schools.Read More »
The chairwoman of the Independent Redistricting Commission wants the panel to take a fill-in-the-blanks approach to re-mapping the state's political districts, asking her fellow commissioners to tentatively adopt a map that leaves blank nearly the entire Phoenix metro area, which would include four of the state’s nine congressional districts.Read More »
Former Arizona Democratic Party Chairman Don Bivens said he won’t be deterred from a U.S. Senate run by other possible candidates and likely put to rest whatever fleeting rumors still remain that U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords would jump into the race.Read More »
Advocates of an ill-fated tax cut proposal meant to spur small- business growth believe they’ve finally found the key to overcoming longstanding opposition and are rounding up early support to head off any problems as they prepare for the 2012 legislative session.Read More »