The anemic fundraising for Sen. Steve Smith’s build-your-own-border-fence campaign is getting some help from a professional public relations firm.Read More »
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House Speaker Andy Tobin is trying to keep alive his proposal that would ask voters to accept alternate redistricting maps, but the special election plan he is considering appears dead on arrival thanks to logistical and legal roadblocks — and a lukewarm reception from some of his Republican colleagues.Read More »
A coalition that has been working on a ballot measure since last summer to extend the 1-cent sales tax increase for education and other uses formed a campaign committee on Thursday and immediately put $50,000 into its war chest.Read More »
A House committee approved Gov. Jan Brewer’s vaunted personnel plan, giving the bill its first step toward passage, despite the warnings of public sector unions and government workers who spent hours urging lawmakers not to eliminate their civil service protections.Read More »
Rep. Justin Olson introduced Gov. Jan Brewer’s personnel plan Tuesday, just in time for the 275-page bill to be heard in committee on Thursday.Read More »
A bill that would prevent candidates from filing to run for office if they owe excessive fines and fees for campaign law violations sailed through a Senate committee, but can’t go into effect in time to stop the one person who fits the description.Read More »
Amidst the statehood songs, cultural performances and reminiscences of the its history, Gov. Jan Brewer kicked off the state’s 100th anniversary with a proclamation declaring Feb. 14, 2012, as Arizona Centennial Day.Read More »
Republican anger against the Arizona Supreme Court over its ruling in last year’s redistricting case is fierce, but wasn’t enough to push through a trio of bills that sought to retaliate against the judiciary, including the perennial conservative goal of forcing the direct election of judges.Read More »
After just four days, Ron Barber has raised more money and attracted more contributors than some campaigns have gotten in months.
Through the online Democratic fundraising PAC ActBlue, Barber raised about $110,000 from 1,715 contributors through Monday morning, according to his campaign.
Sen. Paula Aboud, who once replaced former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in the Arizona Senate, today announced her campaign for the seat recently vacated by the congresswoman.Read More »