Sen. Scott Bundgaard struck a deal with Phoenix prosecutors today, pleading “no contest” to reckless endangerment and agreeing to take counseling to avoid a criminal trial.Read More »
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For a state that has been grappling with a multibillion-dollar deficit for four years, news of a potential revenue surplus is like a few drops of rain after a long drought.Read More »
Unable to persuade a county judge to halt a recall election targeting Senate President Russell Pearce, the Mesa Republican’s allies will try and make their case before the Arizona Supreme Court.Read More »
State Sen. Scott Bundgaard and his lawyer are trying to strike a deal with Phoenix prosecutors that would allow the lawmaker to avoid a criminal trial.
Bundgaard, who faces misdemeanor assault and reckless endangerment charges following a fight with his ex-girlfriend alongside a Valley freeway, had his lawyer today ask for more time before the case goes to trial.
Municipal Court Judge Louis Frank Dominguez granted the request and gave the two sides until Wednesday to work out a deal.
Mesa Republican Jerry Lewis remains the underdog in the recall election targeting Senate President Russell Pearce, but he improved his standing a bit last week when a fellow candidate dropped out of the race and instead endorsed him.Read More »
A judge today denied efforts by allies of Senate President Russell Pearce to halt the Nov. 8 recall election targeting the Mesa Republican.Read More »
Unable to raise money or endorsements, independent candidate Tommey Cattey today decided to drop out of the recall race and throw his support behind Mesa Republican Jerry Lewis.
Lewis is considered to be the frontrunner among those who are challenging Senate President Russell Pearce, the first sitting legislator in Arizona history to face a recall election.
Longtime Democratic staff attorney Michael Mandell is leaving his Senate position to take a job at a public affairs firm.Read More »
Republican Sen. Frank Antenori, says his fellow GOP members need to get engaged in redistricting, and that he feels he’s the lone soldier in “the foxhole fighting this battle.”Read More »
A judge who is weighing arguments in a lawsuit that seeks to stop the recall election against Senate President Russell Pearce gave no indication today how he would rule, but he fired off more questions to the side looking to stop the historic special election.Read More »