The Secretary of State’s Office said Thursday that Andrew Thomas has now submitted enough valid names on $5 donations to qualify for public funding for his campaign. That means he will now get a check for $753,616 in his bid to be the Republican nominee.Read More »
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal cried and apologized for his anonymous blogs Wednesday, but a former schools chief who called for his resignation said she wasn’t convinced.Read More »
Do you think your state senator and two representatives are worth $35,000 a year? What about the other 87? You're going to get a chance to decide exactly that question in November.Read More »
Supporters of Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan urged the Arizona Supreme Court to reverse an appellate court’s ruling that a group of Republican lawmakers has standing to challenge the constitutionality of the program.Read More »
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas turned in a batch of supplemental $5 contributions in his bid to qualify for Clean Elections funding in the governor’s race.Read More »
In response to pointed questions raised by two Republican candidates, Arizona Public Service, the state’s biggest electricity provider, insisted that it has not contributed to campaigns for the Corporation Commission.Read More »
Christine Jones said she’ll deploy 1,200 Arizona National Guard troops to the Mexican border and build fencing along key smuggling routes if elected governor.Read More »
Sen. Al Melvin withdrew from the Republican primary for governor on Monday, citing the slow pace of his collection of contributions to qualify for Clean Elections funding.Read More »
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.