When Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake and Democratic former Surgeon General Richard Carmona weren’t attacking with or defending against accusations of inconsistency on their positions during their first debate, the two U.S. Senate hopefuls drew key distinctions on a variety of topics, but none more than the role of federal earmarks.Read More »
A Legislative District 27 Republican is using questions about forged signatures on Rep. Catherine Miranda’s election forms to take the Phoenix Democrat to court to strip her of her primary election victory.Read More »
Arizona’s most influential prolife advocacy group is opposing an initiative that raises money for schools, claiming the measure’s language is vague and could funnel hundreds of millions of dollars to abortion providers.Read More »
Sen. Jerry Lewis, the Mesa Republican who ran on a platform of transparency and lobbying reform during the recall election last year, on Oct. 3 unveiled a proposal to tighten the reporting requirements for legislators and lobbyists and make it easier for the public to find out how the two groups interact.Read More »
Attorneys for a business run by Rep. Kate Brophy McGee’s husband persuaded a judge to seal court records in an ongoing lawsuit on the grounds that it could harm her re-election chances.
But they also contend that her political career is being used to blackmail and extort the business of her husband, Bob McGee.
A federal judge made the right call in concluding that Arizona’s law banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy is constitutional, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery argued in written briefs filed today with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.Read More »
The initiative to permanently keep an additional penny on the sales tax recently secured the backing of a group of company executives in northern Arizona, but the endorsement also highlighted a polarized business community.Read More »
Attorney General Tom Horne and a top staffer who ran an independent expenditure committee that assisted his 2010 campaign could face more than $1 million in fines after an investigation by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office determined they illegally collaborated, but neither will face any criminal charges.Read More »
The 2012 election isn’t even done yet, but a lot of buzz is being generated around the next governor’s race.Read More »
A federal grand jury has returned a third indictment this year involving the Arizona Legislature as a former staffer was charged Sept. 25 with 15 counts of wire fraud for allegedly stealing from former House Speaker Jim Weiers’ campaign account.Read More »