Now that the lawsuits are settled, the campaign to create a permanent 1-cent sales tax faces its biggest challenge: pitching a tax to the public as the economy recovers from its worst downturn in recent history.Read More »
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With lawsuits finally behind them, a group that is campaigning to raise the sales tax by a penny after the current one expires has begun framing the issue to voters, who will decide the initiative's fate in November.Read More »
The Arizona Supreme Court is likely to make a final ruling this week whether a proposal to overhaul the state’s primary system stays on the November ballot.Read More »
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled today that an initiative to overhaul the state’s primary system has enough valid signatures to go on the November ballot.Read More »
The result of Russell Pearce’s primary race confirmed what was unimaginable just two years ago — the conservative icon no longer enjoys the support of the party faithful.Read More »
Rep. Katie Hobbs, a Democrat from Phoenix easily fended off a challenge from former Sen. Ken Cheuvront in the central Phoenix Legislative District 24 Senate race.Read More »
It’s all over for Rep. Nancy McLain. The Bullhead City Republican hoped to switch over to the state Senate but instead landed third in the GOP primary for the Senate in a western Arizona district. Kelli Ward, an osteopathic doctor, ...Read More »
Rep. John Fillmore, an Apache Junction legislator with Tea Party leanings, has conceded defeat in his race against Sen. Rich Crandall, a low-key but influential member of the “mainstream” wing of the GOP caucus.
The tally has yet to be completed, but Fillmore said he doesn’t think he can catch up.
Incumbent House Rep. Phil Lovas of Peoria is well-positioned to retain his northwest Valley legislative seat, the early tally by the Secretary of State showed.Read More »
Incumbent Sen. Olivia Cajero Bedford, a veteran legislator from an influential political family, has fended off a challenge by the widow of a popular Democratic leader. Cajero Bedford holds a wide lead over Maria de la Luz Garcia, the wife ...Read More »