Rather than face a potential challenge to her nominating petitions, Rep. Martha Garcia, a Phoenix Democrat, withdrew from her Senate race after finding discrepancies in her signatures. Her departure left Steve Gallardo, a former House member, as the lone candidate in District 13, almost certainly assuring him a seat in the 30-member chamber next year. But not everyone is happy about that.Read More »
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A petition challenge claiming that Democratic Mine Inspector candidate Manuel Cruz did not meet the qualifications to hold the office was withdrawn June 15.Read More »
The petition challenge against Green Party gubernatorial candidate Larry Gist will be withdrawn, according to lawyers for the plaintiff.Read More »
A Republican Senate candidate has decided to withdraw from the race after her nominating signatures were challenged a few days ago.Read More »
When religious groups speak out on public policy, many Arizona lawmakers listen closely - except when it comes to immigration issues.
Collaboration during the past few years between faith-based lobbyists and lawmakers who say religious doctrine is the core of their political ideology has led to new state laws restricting abortion, boosting enrollment in private schools and banning gay marriage.Read More »
For political observers, the challenge to Sen. John Huppenthal’s petitions for Superintendent of Public Instruction won’t come as a surprise.Read More »
Rep. Martha Garcia, a Democrat from Phoenix, has dropped out of the race for the Senate in District 13, leaving Steve Gallardo, a former representative, as the lone candidate for the seat.Read More »
if Sen. Russell Pearce gets his way, some students would be derailed from the education system much earlier, and in a way that could have much more significant effects on individuals and society as a whole.Read More »
Pearce’s proposal, which has yet to be drafted as legislation, may target the right of citizenship now granted to children born here under a wide set of circumstances. His goal, he said, was to stop wasting taxpayer money on people who shouldn’t be classified as citizens and, therefore, don’t deserve the services of the government.Read More »
Arizona’s new immigration law has yet to take effect, but Sen. Russell Pearce has already moved on to the next step in his quest to rid Arizona of illegal immigrants: deny birth certificates to children born in the U.S. to non-citizen parents and require students who are here illegally to pay tuition to attend public schools.
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