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 »
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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.
The Secretary of State today rejected the signatures of more than 290,000 voters who signed petitions to let the public decide in November whether the state’s sales tax should be increased by one cent to pay for education and construction projects.Read More »
Supporters of Arizona's SB1070 commended the U.S. Supreme Court today for upholding a key provision in the immigration law that they say is its most important section.Read More »
Critics of Arizona’s SB1070 claimed partial victory immediately after the U.S. Supreme Court today struck a majority of the provisions of the controversial immigration law.Read More »
After throwing its weight behind Russell Pearce in last year’s bitterly contested recall election, the Arizona Republican Party is now prepared to help the man it once accused of being a “plant” by the “ultra-liberal” group that sought Pearce’s ouster from the Legislature.Read More »
After successive months of growth, state revenues fell in May, when collections fell $9.2 million below the budget forecast. But the culprit doesn’t appear to be a slowing in the economy.Read More »
While politicians and pundits denounced or commended President Barack Obama’s new policy to halt deportation of young illegal aliens who were brought here as children, immigration lawyers offered a more nuanced response, welcoming the change but also pointing out that the rules needed to implement the new policy have yet to be issued.Read More »