Oral arguments in a lawsuit hoping to derail the recall of Senate President Russell Pearce are set for Aug. 8.Read More »
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Arizona’s dream of sealing its border with Mexico is off to a fairly impressive start.
Within 24 hours, more than $58,000 in donations poured in through a web portal that was launched as a state law authorizing Arizona to build and maintain a fence on its border with Mexico became law this week.
Perhaps more than anything, the declaration of support by Gov. Jan Brewer for Senate President Russell Pearce, who is the first sitting legislator to officially face a recall in state history, affirms the enormity of the challenge of unseating a powerful politician like the incumbent Mesa Republican.Read More »
The worst wildfire in Arizona history has been contained, but affected residents as well as local and state officials are only beginning to grapple with its aftermath.Read More »
Arizona Capitol Times reporter Luige del Puerto talks about the historic recall effort aimed at Senate President Russell Pearce.Read More »
Aided by a group advocating for prisoners’ rights, an inmate today challenged in Maricopa County Superior Court a provision of a new law that allows the Department of Corrections to deduct a fee on deposits made to prisoners’ bank accounts.Read More »
Arguing that the recall petition against Senate President Russell Pearce failed to comply with constitutional and statutory requirements, the Mesa Republican’s allies today asked a judge to invalidate signature sheets in a last-minute bid to block the special election from taking place this November.Read More »
By September 2010, the Arizona Department of Housing was sitting atop $268 million in federal money, which it was seeking to unload to help struggling homeowners here.
But since the program’s inception last year, it has helped only four homeowners and reduced their principles by a combined $62,000. On average, it lowered their monthly payments by $420.
Despite all the attention it drew, the controversy surrounding Sen. Lori Klein pointing her handgun at a reporter’s chest while she was showing it during an interview is unlikely to result in any lasting implication for gun legislation in Arizona.Read More »
With the special election for the recall of Senate President Russell Pearce set for Nov. 8, both the backers and opponents of the recall effort must decide what to do with their organizational structures.Read More »