Republican lawmakers got a lot of blowback over their new redistricting committee from legislative Democrats and sympathetic members of the public, but they got what they wanted when a parade of speakers stepped forward to air grievances against the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission.Read More »
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It looks like you can count Gov. Jan Brewer out of the vice presidential sweepstakes.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday after a ribbon-cutting for a solar manufacturer in Surprise, Brewer threw cold water on the notion that she may be the Republican nominee’s running mate in the presidential race.
Republicans who are upset with the work of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission are consoling themselves with the thought that they can undo the maps with a lawsuit, but that threat may ring hollow in the end.Read More »
Lawmakers, members of Congress and would-be candidates will only have to wait another five weeks or so to get a final answer on their districts, if the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission’s plan comes to fruition.Read More »
Wil Cardon opened his U.S. Senate campaign with a vow to pay his own way, but soon backed away from that promise and committed to traditional fundraising. The Republican Senate hopeful’s first campaign finance report shows he did both.Read More »
The redistricting commission's adopted draft map sets up some interesting match-ups.Read More »
Democrats have looked to the state’s Independent Redistricting Commission as their best chance to change their fate as the perpetual minority — a position they’ve held for nearly all of the past 40 years in Arizona.
They got commissioners they liked appointed to the panel. The commission selected lawyers that many Democrats were pleased with. And they even awarded a contract to a mapping firm with historic ties to Democratic causes.
But in the end, the result looks like the status quo. And for the Arizona Democratic Party, that’s not a good thing.
Former U.S. Rep. Harry Mitchell won’t seek a return to Congress, a move that could open to the door for a plethora of Democrats eying the new central Phoenix and Tempe-based district.Read More »
Attorney and former Arizona Democratic Party Chairman Don Bivens announced that his U.S. Senate campaign raised a whopping $325,000 in its first six weeks.Read More »
The Greater Phoenix Economic Council is rebooting its signature bill from the 2011 legislative session with some substantial changes that may help it avoid another veto.
The GPEC-drafted proposal, obtained by the Arizona Capitol Times, contains familiar benefits for businesses: A huge property tax break for companies that make major investments, and a tax break for Arizona-based companies that provide services to out-of-state customers.