Cash-strapped Arpaio recall effort nixes paid circulators
The recall effort against Maricopa County Attorney Joe Arpaio decided over the weekend to stop using paid signature gatherers due to a lack of funds, an ominous sign for a campaign that faces an uphill battle in collecting hundreds of thousands of signatures.
Carmona won’t run for governor
The biggest name in Democratic politics in Arizona won’t jump into the fray for the 2014 governor’s race. Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona told KPNX-TV (Channel 12) reporter Brahm Resnik in a Sunday interview that he won’t seek the Democratic nomination for governor.
ADEQ declares one of its superfund sites safe
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality declared today that one of its 36 superfund sites is safe, nearly 15 years and $12 million after the project began.
Teen drivers face cellphone ban under Senate bill
Arizona lawmakers are going after teenage drivers who use wireless devices. A Senate committee advanced a bill Wednesday seeking to prohibit teenagers from using cellphones and other wireless devices while they have their learner’s permit and during the first six months of their license.
Court ruling upholds DUI test for marijuana
Motorists in Arizona can continue to be prosecuted for driving under the influence of marijuana even if the only proof is a blood test that shows a chemical compound that doesn’t cause impairment but can remain in the blood for a month, a state appellate court has ruled.
Pearce allies OK legislation to pave way for recall reimbursement
Allies of former senator Russell Pearce secured a critical step in pushing for legislation that creates the framework for reimbursing officials who face recall elections.
The proposal could pave the way for Pearce getting a reimbursement of more than $260,000 — the amount his campaign spent defending him last year, when he was ousted from the senate in a recall election.
GOP compromise budget gives $450M to rainy day fund, $7M to tourism
As Republican lawmakers begin to receive briefings on the budget deal that GOP leaders and the Governor’s Office agreed to in principle April 25, details are beginning to emerge.
The major sticking point between the two sides has been revenue projections — not just for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins July 1, but also for the following two years. Though Gov. Jan Brewer had been unwilling to adopt the Legislature’s more cautious revenue estimates, it appears she had a change of mind.
Patterson resigns before expulsion vote
Following the damning news that the House Ethics Committee formally recommended his expulsion, Tucson lawmaker Rep. Daniel Patterson resigned his seat today, before the full House could take a vote on the motion to expel him.
With no fanfare, House Speaker Andy Tobin announced that he accepted Patterson’s resignation.
Ex-Fiesta Bowl lobbyist’s office raided
Investigators with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office today raided the office of lobbyist Gary Husk, who has been implicated in the Fiesta Bowl scandal.
Redistricting redux? Tobin wants special election on new district maps
Republican lawmakers’ dormant war with the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission is flaring up anew, as House Speaker Andy Tobin has introduced a host of measures that would set a special election so voters could decide whether to use legislative and congressional maps drawn by the Legislature instead of those approved last month by the volunteer panel.
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