Whether the issue is immigration, education or gay marriage, Sen. Linda Lopez is easily among the most passionate Democrats in the Arizona Legislature.Read More »
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Gov. Jan Brewer has called for a special session following the state Supreme Court's ruling that a legislative referral must be removed from the ballot because it violates the single-subject rule in the state Constitution.Read More »
Republican Kimberly Yee, a well known policy advisor, took her oath as the Legislature's newest member on Aug. 4. The Maricopa Board of Supervisors appointed Yee to the House two days before as a replacement to Doug Quelland, who was removed from office for violating campaign-finance laws.Read More »
Senate candidate Rich Davis applied for a homestead tax deduction on a property in Washington D.C. that he no longer uses as a primary residence, and one of his opponents has pounced on the mistake.Read More »
Another blow struck the lobbying community July 31, when veteran lobbyist Ed Wren died because of complications from a heart surgery. He had the surgery about two weeks ago; his condition deteriorated, according to his family. He was 68. Wren ...Read More »
At a time when the state treasury is reeling from a multi-billion dollar deficit, jobs are scarce and many residents are losing their homes to foreclosure, Arizona’s candidates for federal office appear to be recession-proof.Read More »
Rep. John McComish is on the short list of incumbents who won’t face an election challenge this year. McComish has neither a primary nor a general election opponent, which means he’ll join the Senate next year without having to go through the wringer.Read More »
As a judge heard arguments surrounding Arizona’s new immigration law, Hispanic policymakers from in and out of the state renewed their opposition to the legislation.Read More »
For Irene Chavez, a retired teacher from Fountain Hills, the battle against Arizona’s new immigration law is the new front of the civil rights movement. “We stepped back into the 1960s,” she told the
Arizona Capitol Times outside the Sandra Day O’Connor Federal Courthouse in downtown Phoenix.
Inside, a judge heard arguments for and against S1070.
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Lobbyist Mitch Menlove died in Flagstaff early Monday morning. Details involving the 36-year-old Valley resident's death were not immediately available, but his wife, Elizabeth, said in a statement that his passing was unexpected and due to heart complications.Read More »