Rich Crandall's Arizona state Senate seat was declared vacant by Senate President Andy Biggs on Aug. 22, days after Crandall notified Biggs that his resignation won’t take effect until midnight on Aug. 31. Biggs cited a portion of Arizona law that declares a legislative office can be deemed vacant now that Crandall is no longer a resident of the district.Read More »
Arizona Sen. Don Shooter will avoid prosecution for three misdemeanor charges after reaching a settlement with the Yuma Prosecutor’s Office.Read More »
Senator stays on state payroll while working new job in Wyoming
Arizona Sen. Rich Crandall won’t resign from the state Senate until Aug. 31 in order to maintain health insurance coverage for two of his children.
An existential question arose from the discussions at the first meeting of the Legislature’s Joint Task Force on Income Tax Reform: What exactly are we doing here?Read More »
An attorney for Sen. Carlyle Begay called Rep. Albert Hale’s request that the Apache County Attorney’s Office challenge Begay’s recent appointment to statewide office an “inappropriate attempt… to advance his own agenda” and raised questions about the legality of such a challenge.Read More »
Former Board of Executive Clemency Chairman Jesse Hernandez countered allegations of misconduct by saying his resignation was forced and driven by politics and retaliation by his fellow board members for proposing to cut their hours.Read More »
An attorney for a death-row inmate asked the Arizona Supreme Court Wednesday to not issue a warrant of execution based on the “toxic” climate of the Board of Executive Clemency.Read More »
A worker’s discrimination complaint has led to detailed allegations of an intolerable working environment at the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency under Chairman Jesse Hernandez.
Among other things, Hernandez ogled women in the office, called a staff member a heathen for not attending church, urged workers to gossip about one another and promoted a girlfriend who wasn’t qualified for the job, the state Department of Administration reported Wednesday.
Arizona is poised to end fiscal 2013 in a better position than anticipated.Read More »
Arizona’s top lawman and elections official are joining with the the architect of SB1070 to force a commission to put Arizona’s proof-of-citizenship requirement on federal voter registration forms.Read More »