For the first time in six years, Arizona voters may get a chance to approve higher salaries for legislators. If history is a guide, any proposed increase in lawmakers’ salary of $24,000 a year, plus per diem, will be handily defeated. Voters haven’t approved a pay raise since 1998, when they raised the salary from $15,000 a year.Read More »
Armando Ruiz started Espiritu Schools by bulldozing apartments on family-owned property to make room for a few portable buildings to serve as classrooms.
The former south Phoenix lawmaker stood on the school grounds in Phoenix in June 2014 and pointed to where a mountain of 10,000 tires once rose next to 300 rusty, dilapidated cars.
Claiming he’s “the most well known Cesar Chavez alive today,” congressional hopeful Cesar Chavez has turned to the web to raise funds so he can hire an attorney who could help appeal a judge’s decision to remove him from the ballot in the 7th Congressional District.Read More »
The Citizens Clean Election Commission voted unanimously to investigate allegations that Tom Horne and his staff are using taxpayer time and resources to run his reelection campaign, which could lead to the embattled attorney general being removed from officeRead More »
Amid concerns that it could benefit him in his gubernatorial campaign, the Citizens Clean Elections Commission rejected Secretary of State Ken Bennett’s request that it authorize him to appear in voter education ads.Read More »
Some people collect antique cars. Others go fishing. Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal leaves posts anonymously about Adolf Hitler on political blogs.Read More »
A tax on renting cars to help pay off the Cardinals Stadium is illegal, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer said it may be time to consider extending the state’s civil rights laws to gays.Read More »
After hundreds of signatures were tossed by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge John Rea on Tuesday morning, Cesar Chavez, formerly known as Scott Fistler, was barred from running in CD7, most likely marking the end of a curious bid for Congress.Read More »
The Pima County Recorder’s Office on Friday determined that Republican Rep. Ethan Orr has sufficient signatures to qualify for the ballot, leading former Pima County Democratic Chair Jeff Rogers to drop his lawsuit challenging Orr’s nominating petitions and assuring Orr’s place on the Republican primary election ballot.Read More »