Gov. Jan Brewer’s abrupt cancellation of the Border Governors Conference in Phoenix may cost the state as much as $200,000.Read More »
Many of the payday loan stores that were ordered to cease operations this summer have reemerged simply as check-cashing shops or auto-title lenders, while others, perhaps hundreds, have closed their doors and moved on.Read More »
Maricopa County elections officials will have to make a few technical changes before the Nov. 2 general election after a judge determined that poll workers have been failing to follow proper vote-counting procedures.Read More »
Despite a fairly positive report on the stability of the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) earlier this year, a major business group with no direct involvement in the fund is expressing serious concern.
The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, none of whose member firms has employees enrolled in a public pension plan, is calling for a major overhaul of ASRS to radically change how benefits are calculated for future retirees.
Michael Nazario, a 21-year-old illegal immigrant, said he wants to join the U.S. Marine Corps to fight for and defend the only country he's ever practically known, but his legal status forbids him from enlisting.Read More »
Jon Hulburd’s biggest disadvantage so far is that he’s a pro-choice Democrat running for a congressional seat in a heavily Republican district. Ben Quayle’s most significant challenge will be to convince voters from his own party that his moral compass is working properly.Read More »
A group claims a Republican House staffer was involved in recruiting Green Party candidates in an effort to siphon votes from Democratic challengers, and they're calling for House Speaker Kirk Adams to launch an investigation.Read More »
A Republican state senator who last year created an ad hoc legislative committee that blasted scientific findings that global warming is man-made is at it again this year and has called together another committee to discuss the federal health care law.Read More »
Eleven write-in candidates won the Green Party nomination in August, including a handful of “street people” who exploited a little-known loophole that allowed them to win the primary with only one vote. Now, some of those candidates, whom Democrats allege were recruited by Republicans, threaten to take votes from Democrats in key races.Read More »