The lawyer who is investigating whether Sen. Scott Bundgaard breached ethical rules over a roadside scuffle with his ex-girlfriend plans to call the woman to the witness stand.Read More »
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Sen. Scott Bundgaard’s final effort to halt the investigation into whether he breached ethical rules has failed.
A judge today ruled the issue is a political question that the court doesn’t have the authority to wade into, denying Bundgaard’s plea to stop the Senate Ethics Committee from holding a full-blown investigation scheduled for Thursday.
Politicians sometimes say the ‘darndest’ things, and 2011 didn’t disappoint. Whether deliberate or inadvertent, some comments by Arizona’s lawmakers outraged, inflamed or simply stoked people’s imaginations. Here are some comments and moments that left many scratching their heads, hopping mad or laughing out loud. If they proved anything, it’s this: The state Capitol can be a merry little box of chocolates. You just don’t know what you’re going to get.Read More »
The 2012 election is still about a year away, but it appears Sen. Jerry Lewis has already secured the support of prominent Arizonans in political and business circles in his bid for reelection.Read More »
Sen. Scott Bundgaard, who is facing an inquiry into whether he breached ethical rules, is convinced the panel of lawmakers tasked to judge his conduct will recommend his expulsion from the Senate.Read More »
In the wake of the ouster of Senate President Russell Pearce, his replacement has shuffled the Senate’s committee assignments.Read More »
A major effort is underway to get businesses, faith-based organizations and other groups to rally behind a more humane set of principles to guide how Arizona deals with illegal immigration, the complex and emotionally-draining subject that has consumed much of the state’s energy in the past few years.Read More »
In a major reversal of policy, Senate leaders announced Dec. 21 they will work to repeal the increase in government employees’ contribution rate to their retirement plans.Read More »
The Senate Ethics Committee has subpoenaed 16 people who may be called to testify during the investigation into whether Sen. Scott Bundgaard breached ethical rules after he and a girlfriend were seen fighting on the side of a Valley freeway.Read More »
State revenues grew modestly in November even as signs of economic strains persist.Read More »