Sen. John Nelson, a veteran politician and longtime legislator, abruptly announced today that he is retiring from public service and is dropping his bid for re-election. Nelson’s decision paves the way for Sen. Don Shooter, R-Yuma, to secure the Senate seat in Legislative District 13.Read More »
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The Arizona Supreme Court today reinstated Jean Cheuvront-McDermott, a Democrat who is running for a House seat in central Phoenix, on the primary ballot.Read More »
Mesa businessman Bob Worsley has far outraised his primary opponent, former Senate President Russell Pearce, taking in about $67,000 in contributions during the first five months of the year. Pearce, meanwhile, collected a mere $2,800 during the same period, according to the latest campaign finance reports. The deadline to file the reports was July 2, and they reflect campaign finances through May 31.Read More »
Insisting he was the “victim” and not the perpetrator of domestic violence, former Sen. Scott Bundgaard lashed out at the city of Phoenix, its police department and the chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee, claiming they colluded to destroy him.Read More »
Fresh from its U.S. Supreme Court victory, the Obama administration today rolled out another financial incentive for states to implement their own health care exchanges, which are key components of the federal health care overhaul.Read More »
The group that helped drive Russell Pearce out of the state Capitol last year has created a campaign committee to help block his comeback to the Senate this year.Read More »
Rebuffed by the Secretary of State, the group that is spearheading the initiative to raise sales taxes by one cent went to court today in the hopes of compelling election officials to put the measure on the November ballot. The Quality Education and Jobs Committee also asked the Maricopa Superior Court to expedite its hearing of the case. The group had turned in nearly 291,000 signatures on June 25.Read More »
In a strongly-worded letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Arizona’s Republican congressmen characterized the Obama administration’s decision to sever immigration enforcement agreements with local police agencies a “declaration of war against Arizona.”Read More »
The political drama over a proposal to raise sales taxes by one cent will shift to the court after the measure’s proponents confirmed they will challenge the Secretary of State’s decision to reject their petition sheets.Read More »
A panel of legislators approved language for 11 ballot measures, including the proposals to raise sales taxes by 1 cent, after a contentious three-hour hearing on Monday.
But already, there are hints some of the panel’s decisions might end up getting challenged in court.